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Re: “Durham signs on with federal immigration enforcement

By the way, if NOW is not a good time to send illegal aliens back, then when is? Next week? I'll sign on to that.

Posted by bot_feeder on 05/01/2008 at 11:59 PM

Re: “Durham signs on with federal immigration enforcement

Sorry, the slippery slope argument won't cut it. In fact, the slippery slope argument is universally invalid. ANY GOOD THING, TAKEN TO EXCESS, WILL BE BAD. Therefore the slippery slope argument could be used to negate everything. People can die from drinking too much water. Therefore you should not drink water. That is the sort of absurdity you reach if you believe in the slippery slope argument. The other illogical aspect of the slippery slope argument is the assumption that if some policy adopted, it will inevitably lead to the policy being amplified in the future until it becomes Draconian. Why? Much in our laws is a balance between security of the community and freedom of the individual. If you believe in slippery slope then you would have to contend that we should have no laws in society that provide security, because they will inevitably get amplified in the future until all freedom is eliminated. In other words, slippery slope says you must be an anarchist. Or, the other way around. Someone can argue that the law must be 100% to serve security and 0% to serve freedom, because if there is any freedom then slippery slope will lead to a state of 100% freedom and 0 security, in other words anarchy. So, if you believe in slippery slope you are either an anarchist or a fascist. So, please consider whether you want to keep using the slippery slope argument. It is one of those logically ludicrous beliefs people hold, another example being the golden rule, which is an utter absurdity.

Posted by bot_feeder on 05/01/2008 at 11:53 PM

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