Senator Rubio voted in favor of comprehensive immigration reform I cant

Senator rubio voted in favor of comprehensive

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"Senator Rubio voted in favor of comprehensive immigration reform. I can’t understand why he is in favor of giving amnesty to people. That’s why I wouldn’t vote for him." (to deconstruct this: by voting for the reform bill, Rubio does not promote amnesty, but because the bill includes a provision that creates a path to citizenship, the other person misrepresents that as amnesty and reduces Rubio’s position on the bill to just this one issue, which when framed like that is easy to attack) Begging the question (assumes as already proven the very point you are trying to prove) – “We should deport illegal immigrants. Why? Because they are illegal.” Non-sequitur (arguments do not logically follow the claims) – “I built a successful casino. I have created a lot of jobs over the years. Therefore, I will make a good president of the country.” (Premise 1 and 2 are true, and while the conclusion may be possible – it does not logically follow from Premise 1 and 2) Appeal to ignorance (accept an argument simply because it has not been proven to be false) – the use of evidence “My car makes a bad sound, and that is evidence that it is breaking down. But I don’t see any signs of global warming where I live, therefore it is a hoax. (if existence of evidence proves something, the lack of evidence disproves something – and that’s a logical fallacy) Popular/Bandwagon (what’s popular must be good and right) – “Everyone is buying an iPhone 6S, therefore it must be good (even though I haven’t read anything about it) and I must buy one too.” False Cause/Effect – also known as Post Hoc Ergo Procter Hoc - “Street attacks increase during summer. Ice cream sales also increase in summer. Therefore eating ice creams leads people to commit more street attacks.” Appeal to Inertia/Tradition - Marriage has traditionally been between a man and a woman; therefore, gay marriage should not be allowed. False analogy - Employees are like nails. Just as nails must be hit in the head in order to make them work, so must employees. Name-calling/Ad hominem (instead of discussing the issue, you attack a person’s character/credentials) – “How can we vote for him becoming mayor of our city when he cheated on his SAT exam?” (make note that in addition to the ad hominem fallacy, here we have a bit of non-sequitur – the premise is true, but the conclusion that he is unfit for mayor does not stem from that)
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COMM 1100 Fall 2019 False dilemma (presenting only two options when more are available) – “America: love it or leave it.” “You are either with us or against us.” (realize that there are viable options outside those being presented) Hasty generalization (a position was reached based on insufficient evidence) – “I conducted a survey of college students at the University of Minnesota and found that a majority dislikes celery.” (Here is why I use this – you may see statements like this in your rhetorical act, and by themselves they do not appear to be fallacious. This survey and its results could in fact be accurate. But through contextual
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