David Blomstrom

You have rights - as long as you don't use them.

Imagine a political activist (Mr. X) who calls a politician (Mr. Z) a traitor. Furious, the government passes a law making it illegal to call public officials traitors.

Instead of getting angry at the government, the public turns on Mr. X: "If you had just kept your mouth shut, we'd still have that right!"

What they're effectively saying is we have certain rights in theory, which is really cool - just as long as we don't actually use those rights.

Does the public's argument constitute a fallacy? If so, what kind?
asked on Thursday, May 24, 2018 03:57:50 PM by David Blomstrom

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Bo Bennett, PhD

That is funny! It sound like an Inconsistency

answered on Thursday, May 24, 2018 04:00:51 PM by Bo Bennett, PhD

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Wouldn't this be a false cause? He's done nothing wrong, and at worst is a catalyst.
answered on Thursday, May 24, 2018 05:39:30 PM by Bryan