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The “Slippery Slope” argument Fails

Short diary talking about the latest fake news station “talking phrase”, from hence forward I will refer to the fake news station as “the wrestling station” since most of their outrage is based on wrestling scripts they have their writers drum up

Anyway, back to “the slippery slope”

I was having a discussion with a friend, who INSISTED “the only reason I don’t want the law restricting magazine capacity is because once we lower the capacity, what’s to stop them from lowering it to one, and then to zero”

He continued with the latest wrestling station key phrase;

“Perris, it’s a slippery slope”

The problem with the “slippery slope” argument is that it will work for each and every law;

“well, I really don’t think we should be allowed to own people, but once we begin taking the right of ownership with people, what’s to stop them from passing laws saying we can’t own cattle, and then what’s to stop them from saying we can’t own pets, and then what’s to stop them from saying we can’t own a business?

Perris, “It’s a slippery slope

or

” I really don’t think a person should be able to drive at dangerous speeds, but once we have an 85 mph limit, what’s to stop them from lowering it to 65?, and then what’s to stop them from lowering the speed limit to 25 in school areas?, and then what’s to stop them from lowering the speed limit to 1 mph?

Why, it’s a slippery slope”

or

“I really don’t think manufacturers should be allowed to dump their cancer in my water, but if we pass that law what’s to stop them from saying they can’t dump their toxic waste anywhwere?, and then what’s to stop them from saying we can’t dump anything anywhere, and then what’s to stop them from saying we can’t even flush our toilets?

Let me tell you, it’s a slippery slope”

The “slippery slope” argument works on every single law and regulation, it can therefore never be legitimately used on any law or regulation

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