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Steven668 Wrote: Jun 23, 2012 5:00 AM
Assume the liberal premise is correct. Given a choice, people will always choose poorly. In other words, people are incompetent by definition. Since government is made up of people, what reasoning leads us to believe that any group of incompetents can be selected to reliably make good decisions for everyone else? Since people must select the government, and people are incompetent, we must assume that the people in the government will be poor choices. How does that work?
annfan_777 Wrote: Jun 23, 2012 6:10 AM
There is no reason to "assume" the liberal position is correct, when it clearly is not.
Steven668 Wrote: Jun 23, 2012 3:05 PM
Reductio ad absurdem. It is a popular technique to prove or disprove an hypothesis.

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