American Rhetoric: Movie Speech

"Clueless" (1995)

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Cher debates 'Whether all oppressed people should be allowed refuge in America'

Audio mp3 delivered by Alicia Silverstone

 

Mr. Hall: Should all oppressed people be allowed refuge in America? Amber will take the con position. Cher will be pro. Cher: 2 minutes.
 
Cher: So, OK, like right now, for example, the Haitians need to come to America. But some people are all, "What about the strain on our resources?"
 
But it's like when I had this garden party for my father's birthday, right? I said R.S.V.P. because it was a sit-down dinner. But people came that, like, did not R.S.V.P. So I was, like, totally buggin'. I had to haul ass to the kitchen, redistribute the food, squish in extra place settings; but by the end of the day it was, like, the more the merrier!
 
And so, if the government could just get to the kitchen, rearrange some things, we could certainly party with the Haitians.

 
 

And in conclusion, may I please remind you that it does not say R.S.V.P. on the Statue of Liberty?

 

 

Thank you very much.

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