OUR FOUNDERING NATION: A BRIEF HISTORY of POLITICAL ETHICS (OR NOT…)
The following will be familiar to those who have dealt with Progressive activist groups. Eliminating the distinction between the individual and the group will hasten the end of our Constitutional rights unless we are very careful. Be careful.
Progressives tend to become zealous about their cause, and zealots tend to appeal to emotions and feelings in place of a valid or compelling argument to dismiss relevant criticism or flaws in their position. One or more of the following methods are commonly employed www.yourlogicalfallacyis.com:
Presenting circular arguments in which the conclusion is included in the premise (Al Gore letter to the Wall Street Journal, 10/30/13).
Attacking an opponent’s character or personal traits and/or misrepresenting his argument by turning back criticism on the accuser (answering criticism with criticism), claiming