View Full Version : Stupid straw man arguments or what?

03-08-2009, 03:42 PM
How do you guys respond to idiots that come up with these arguments like this?

the government that you hate has kept your ass safe and given you the freedom to hate it...try hating the government in russia or china and being open about it...watch what happens next... ::)

This one liner ALWAYS comes up, especially when you argue with someone from the military about the US governments tyranny, wars, empire building etc. Why should we compare ourselves to Russia and China? We should be comparing America to America not another country. How would you respond? Any Lew Rockwell or other articles that argue this stupid point. It's so frustrating!

Is this an ad hominem? Straw man? Argument ad verencundiam?

03-08-2009, 04:07 PM
Keeping us safe by forcfully taking half our money every year? :rolleyes:

03-08-2009, 04:16 PM
The more power the government has, the less free are its citizens