Argument Evaluation - react the same way as they did...

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The first argument involves the difference in reaction by saying that we naturally respond more strongly to the deaths of Americans closer to home than to those of others halfway around the world. The premise speaks that the deaths were not close to home. The conclusion deals with not responding as strongly as we would have it they were closer. The second argument speaks that the point is that marginal or even completely ineffective expenditures and disruptive practices have taken our time, attention, and national treasure away from other matters with more promise of making the country a better place. The premise is ineffective expenditures and disruptive practices have taken our time, attention, and national treasure. The conclusion includes matters with more promise of making the country a better place are not being attended to. In argument 1, I do believe that this is invalid and does not support the conclusion because people dying away from home may not have been the reason that people did not
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Unformatted text preview: react the same way as they did towards 911. There could be plenty of other reasons such as they were not family, but someone in 911 was. With argument 2, I believe that the premise does support the conclusion because with so much focus on this one even, other important things were put to the side that could also help America. I believe argument 1 is inductively strong and argument 2 is actually deductively valid. As I mentioned, the 1st argument is week, but the second one is not. The premise for the 1st argument is difficult to prove because you would have to ask every American about the situation and you would most likely get a billion different answers. The 2nd argument is true and maybe plausibly true because it is obvious that this event took away from other problems and projects that could have been worked on during this time....
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