Rhetorical Analysis Of Every Man A King By Huey P. Long

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Huey Long, the Kingfish politician and 40th governor of Louisiana, wrote: “Every Man a King” (23 February 1934), proclaims that individuals with a lot of wealth should share with individuals in need of wealth. Long provides the audience with proven statistical examples of the economic crisis that could be resolved by increasing taxes, limiting work hours, and taking more vacations, which could further be explained in his share our wealth program. Long recorded this speech in order for listeners to be enlightened about his plan to end the national debt that the United States accumulated by evenly distributing the wealth that citizens acquire.
Huey P. Long was a native of Louisiana as well as an American Democrat and politician. Born August 30, 1893, Long was awarded a debating scholarship to Louisiana State University (LSU). Sadly, he could not afford the remaining expenses so instead, he became a traveling salesman and auctioneer. Years later, he married Rose McConnell and had three children, Rose, Russel, and Palmer. After graduating from Tulane
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Unlike most individuals, Huey believed that the biggest issue we as Americans faced was that some individuals have too much wealth. Today, people would argue that one can never have too much money. Money is, in fact, a common desire and necessity that is required in order to maintain stable living conditions and to survive in our economy. Without money, we cannot make purchases, sell goods, or participate in any form of marketing. He believed that those with more wealth should share and aid other individuals that were lower class. Long did not think that it was fair that some individuals were able to obtain more wealth, he felt as if it would “disrupt the flow.” He was an advocate for people he felt had not been given a “fair shake of the dice” by proposing a step by step process that was intended to resolve the many financial issues Americans