Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The President and his Media Lapdogs' Use of Illogical Fallacies

The NRA (National Rifle Association) released a new video on Tuesday calling President Obama an "elitist hypocrite" for having Secret Service protection for his daughters at school but saying he was "skeptical" about installing armed guards in all schools.

Why are the President's daughters deserving of more protection than your kids or the children at Sandy Hook school? Why does the President need so much protection when he refuses to allow you to have any protection for your family?

The great hypocrite himself today at the White House, using children as a human shield, signed 23 executive orders which bypass Congress and effectively shred the Constitution. About the same time, the White House released letters from little kids pleading for gun control. Do any of you reading this actually think these kids came up with the idea of writing the White House on their very own, or was it prompted, maybe even coerced by their teachers who probably gave them a form letter to copy. So once again, we have school teachers using our kids to further their political agenda.

Where was the debate? Seriously, where was the debate in Congress over the issue of gun-control? Why is no one talking about mental illness? All of the recent shootings including Columbine were done by individuals with varying degrees of mental illness. The President doesn't want any debate. He just wants to bypass Congress and the Constitution. He could care less about the will of the people. In fact, he and his liberal allies in the media are painting the NRA as a greater threat to your security than Islamic terrorists.

Michelle Malkin in her column today writes that we have been inundated with ILLOGICAL FALLACIES.
A fallacy is a false belief or misconception based on faulty reasoning. Illogical fallacies are those which are false and based on faulty assumptions or logic.

Michelle Malkin notes that debate has degenerated into a Sesame Street sing-along. Here are some of the fallacies that she's discovered from our daily media barrage:
Michelle Malkin
  • argumentum ad populum. It's popular, therefore it's true. This argument is used a lot for global warming, and now being used for gun-control. 
  • argumentum ad nauseam. If you repeat it often enough, it becomes the truth. This was used by Hitler concerning the Jews. He continually told the German people that the Jews were lazy and would bastardize the human race. Hitler said the Jews were taking over the country and were responsible for Germany losing WWI. This same argument is used today about global warming. 
  • argumentum ad hominem. Sabotage the person; sabotage the truth. This is often used against individuals like Rush Limbaugh or any popular conservative. This was a favorite of the President's hero, Saul Alinsky--you attack your enemy and demonize him so that people will no longer listen to what he has to say. 
  • argumentum ad verecundiam. If your favorite authority such as Chris Matthews, MSNBC or CNN says it's true, then it's true. No questions asked. No further research needed. If the NY Times says that we need gun-control, then we need gun-control. End of story! Everyone knows that liberals take the NY Times as their final word on any subject!
And now we can add:
  • argumentum ad filium. If politicians appeal to children, then it must be good and true.

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