Angelica Gonzalez Santillan
12/6/2013 CMUN 1A
To persuade my audience that prostitution should be legalized. Thesis Statement:
Prostitution should be legalized in the United States. Organizational Pattern: Monroe’s Motivated Sequence
Intro: I am going to begin by telling you what prostitution is: prostitution is “the practice or occupation of engaging in sexual activity with someone for payment; the unworthy or corrupt use of one’s talents for the sake of personal or financial gain” (OxfordDictionaries). Now that we know that let me ask you something, with a show of hands, how many of you know that prostitution is considered the world’s oldest profession? Now, how many of you know that prostitution is currently illegal in most of the United States? And lastly, how many of you guys are aware of the fact that prostitution is something that is not only affecting our country but our society as a whole? I. Need Step: There are problems associated with not legalizing prostitution. A. The ability for any human being, whether it be a man or a woman, to have control over their body is critical to Civil Rights 1. Here’s a quote by multiple authors of the book Sexual Rights in America. "...[W]e grant that prostitution is an unpopular form of sexual expression... Imagine if the Constitution safeguarded only the most popular behavioral choices and allowed the government to restrict activities such as ice fishing, eating escargot, or keeping rats as pets. Or, to cite a more plausible example, what if only popular forms of artistic expression were granted constitutional protection? Controversial artists… would then be banished, rather than on prominent display in American museums. Sexual choices are certainly as fundamental to our lives as artistic expression, if not more so, and therefore these choices too should enjoy the full embrace of constitutional guarantees even if...
Cited: Armentano, P. (1993, 12). The case for legalized prostitution.Freedom Daily,
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