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Unformatted text preview: The author of the article below used several forms of fallacies. The first one that I picked up on was in the opening paragraph. The author argues that term limits severely limit the voter’s right to choose. This obviously is not the case since they still have the ability to choose whichever candidate that they want on the ballot. The second fallacy that I picked out is when the author states that term limits are undemocratic and deny the voter’s the ability to choose between good politicians and bad ones. The first problem with this is that it was a democratic process that implemented term limits in the first place, and second, once again the voters can still pick from any of the candidates on the ballot. They are not being forced to pick a bad politician just because there are term limits for the person currently in office. The third fallacy in the authors writing is stating that the city council members that want to change the law are not alone. So by stating this argument I guess we are all supposed to jump on board? Because it isn’t just the council members it must be everyone? Are we (the reader) the only person that might not agree with this? The author is trying to manipulate the reader into thinking that this is the popular position and he offers no proof of this....
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- Fall '08
- Democracy, term limits, Michael Bloomberg