Logic Please

When someone speaks the truth, the truth they speak is independent of the speaker. When someone speaks the truth and they are attacked personally, the truth remains, unchanged. In America today we often let people get away with avoiding the truth while bashing an opponent personally. “You just say that because you…”. In logical terms this is “ad hominem”, latin for “against the man”.

This is one of many reasons why the current political debates are not debates at all. Real debates have rules and political debates rarely follow any rules. One of the most broken rules is ad hominem. Why is this? Well, no one really wants to address the truth, real absolute truth. They would rather fight on the fringes and not say anything meaningful at all.

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~ by Ted R on April 19, 2008.

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