Corey Leiter Persuasive Speech Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience that the War on Drugs should remain cracking down on drug dealers and hard drug users. Thesis: Illegal drugs can have highly detrimental effects on their users; they create a great deal of crime, and also have a harmful affect on the economy. Therefore the War on Drugs should keep carry out its duties. INTRODUCTION I. Marijuana. What usually comes to mind is hungry, happy, and sleepy. But what happens when I use terms such as crack, coke, heroin, or meth. These words definitely have a more negative connotation. And for good reason. II. Ever since we were children, our parents and schoolteachers have been warning us of the harmful affects of drug abuse and addiction. (D.A.R.E.) III. Since the 1970’s, our government has been campaigning to put an end to the illegal drug trade for many reasons. Illegal drugs such as heroin, cocaine, meth, etc. definitely have harmful effects on the user, the economy, and society as a whole. and that is why we should not consider ending the War on Drugs. IV.
In society we face a number of problems. We face many different problems from ocean to ocean, but the problem that causes the most problems these days are drugs. With drugs come many different problems. Drugs cause bad decision making, committing crime, and gets people very addicted to bad habits.
Drugs in the present day are causing people to make bad choices and bad decisions. Drugs aren’t necessarily making people do things that aren’t right, but make it so that people don’t think straight. When people don’t think straight they tend to make wrong choices. When people make wrong choices it usually puts people around them in danger, which isn’t good to have citizens endanger ever.
People go simply crazy is awful and sometimes drugs are the reason for going crazy. If you have ever seen the show Cops or anything like that most of the shows are filled with people going crazy and committing crimes. That leads into my next subject, committing crime because drugs. A lot of crimes like robbing, GTA, murder, Suicide, Homicide, DUI, etc., all are horrible things people do while on drugs. If the world was to crack down on drugs there would be a lot less crime and murders. Less crime and so on the world would be a way better place.
Bad habits are the worst thing about drugs. Common bad habits of drugs are skipping school, skipping work, and not paying bills, are just a few common habits caused by drugs. First off skipping school will get you no where, because when you skip a lot school you will get kicked out. Once you’re kicked out you have a slim chance of getting to college. Once college is ruled out then you have a very shy chance of getting a good paying job. Second off skipping work is just going to get you fired and that will look bad on your record if you ever go to get another job. Also then you wouldn’t be able to afford rent, insurance, bills, groceries, the drug itself, and whatever has to be paid. Once that happens you would lose everything that you were paying and paying off.
Imagine a world where there are no drugs what so ever. We wouldn’t have to fear as much about crime. No more worrying about what you chose to try because it wouldn’t drugs in it. No more worries about what kids are doing when parents don’t know where they are. The world would be a better place less crime, less bad decision making, less addicted people, and less whackos in our society. Our world would be drug free! Wouldn’t that be great?