A. As Illinois secretary of state, Jesse White's usual domain consists of licensing drivers, registering corporations and publishing the state's blue book manual, but he has recently turned his attention to people walking across the street.
1. According to an article on WBBM Radio's Web site on April 2, 2008, White wants the state to pass a law prohibiting people from walking across the street while using a cell phone, Ipods, blackberries or any electronic devices.
2. NBC5.com Stated on April 3rd, 2008, that a bill along dose lines has been introduced to the Illinois house.
3. On Apr 3, 2008,CBS2.com interviewed Decker, 45, of Chicago who said, "Put me in jail. I'm not paying for talking on a phone…It's a God- given freedom that I have. What law is there that says I can't talk on the street? It's no different than if I'm walking with a friend and talking.
B. Tie to the audience:
Imagine a beautiful summer day your walking across the street to your car, on a very important call with your sitter, doctor, employer, customer, and all of a sudden a police officer stops you and gives you a ticket. You say, “Officer, what did I do? I was simply walking across the street.” He says, “Exactly walking across the street, but also talking on your cell phone. For that, you must pay a fine.” If the state has it their way this may be our reality soon. They are hoping to ban all electronic devices that include cell phones, iPods, MP3 players, Blackberry and anything of that nature.
1. According to the surveys that I conducted in class, every single person in this classroom has a cell phone and considers it a life line. This is really happing, most of you guys said that it would never happen. Their it is, the bill has been introduce. It isn’t just our phones, but our music as well.
C. Thesis and Preview:
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