Citizenship Debate Essay

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Citizenship Debate Part II
Purpose and Audience
2. I do not think Chavez expected her audience to agree with her position as it was posted in the politically conservative section of the Wall Street Journal. Before I read the political background section of Linda Chavez, I had thought the author to be liberal. But after reading the excerpt I the beginning of the publication, I noticed that she was a Hispanic Conservative. I could tell that Linda Chavez did not expect her audience to agree with her when she stated that “Repealing birthright citizenship is a terrible idea.” Most conservatives wish to dismiss birthright citizenship, but in this passage she explains the significance of it, and what it would do to the future of the nation.
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3. I actually do believe that this was a good way to start her 3rd paragraph. Being that she is a conservative, writing to other fellow conservatives, it makes the audience want to find out “why?” Chavez states her point using an aggressive tone through her emotional opinion, and now she must P.E.E all over her paper. With this general point/opinion, the audience was probably wishing to understand why Chavez thinks “repealing birthright citizenship is a terrible idea “, being that she is a conservative.
4. I believe Chavez sounds more conciliatory in this story as she does not step out of line by disrespecting the Republican Party, but rather suggesting reform for the present day “anchor babies” and integrating them to “become good Americans”.
6. Chavez uses analogy in the story in her 7th paragraph. She compares children excluded from birthright citizenship were the children born to diplomats and Indians, children of an occupying enemy. I do find the comparison she used effective because it accurately depicts how we classify the people of today, and the people back in earlier history. We were at war with the Indians for a long amount of time; therefore we viewed them as the children of the enemy and barred them from the common law of the land.
Purpose and Audience pg. 602-603
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