Analyzing Mary Fisher's Speech 'A Whisper Of AIDS'

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In Mary Fisher’s persuasive speech, “A Whisper of AIDS,” presented in August 19th, 1992 for the 1992 Republican National Convention Address, Fisher argues that the Republican Party should take action against the AIDS crisis. Fisher claims that even though the country uses stereotypes as an excuse to stay indifferent, the reality is that AIDS can and will affect anyone. She develops this claim by first explaining how AIDS had personally affected her, and states the Party should treat the issue of AIDS respect and benevolence. Fisher asks everyone to “take a public stand, no less compassionate than that of the President and Mrs. Bush…In the place of judgment, they have shown affection. In difficult moments, they have raised [her family’s] spirits”

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