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2. There is no credible evidence to contradict the Warren Commission finding . . . 3. It is time to accept the conclusion [of the Warren Commission]. 4. The nation pays a heavy price for chronic doubts and mistrust. 5. Confidence in the government has declined. 6. Participation in the voting process has steadily slid downward. 7. The national appetite for wild theories encourages peddlers to persist. 8. Evil is never easy to accept. Notice that claims 1 and 8 could easily be considered window dressing and simply ignored. ▲7.1. Consumers ought to be concerned about the FTC’s dropping the rule requiring markets to stock advertised items. 2. Shoppers don’t like being lured to stores and not finding advertised products. 3. The rule costs at least $200 million and produces no more than $125 million in benefits. 4. The figures boil down to a few cents per shopper over time. 5. The rule requires advertised sale items to be on hand in reasonable numbers. IM – 2 | 12
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8. 1. The nation’s cities reel under staggering murder totals. 2. Kids use guns simply to get even after feuds. 3. Children are gunned down by random bullets. 4. This is not exactly the weapon of choice for deer hunting or for a homeowner seeking protection. 5. It is an ideal weapon for street gangs and drug thugs in their wars with each other and the police. 6. To legalize fully automatic machine guns is to increase the mayhem that is turning this nation—particularly its large cities—into a continual war zone. 7. Doesn’t the NRA have something better to do [than wanting the Court to throw out the ban on private ownership of fully automatic weapons]? 9. 1. Our right to move about freely is more important than having a checkpoint system for drunk drivers. 2. If the checkpoint system continues, there will be checkpoints for drugs, seat belts, and so on. 3. We’ll regret it later if we allow the system to continue. 4. [Unstated:] We’ll regret it if we get checkpoints for drugs, seat belts, and so on. Since no evidence is given for claim 2, this has the distinct aroma of slippery slope pseudoreasoning. IM – 2 | 13
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▲10.1. Well-located, sound real estate is the safest investment in the world. 2. Real estate is not going to disappear as can dollars in savings accounts. 3. Real estate values are not lost because of inflation. 4. Property values tend to increase at a pace at least equal to the rate of inflation. 5. Most homes have appreciated at a rate greater than the inflation rate…. 11. 1. The constitutional guarantee of a speedy trial prevents crime. 2. More than a third of those with serious criminal records . . . are arrested for new offenses while free on bond awaiting . . . trial. 3. The longer the delay, the greater the likelihood of further violations. IM – 2 | 14
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▲12.1. About 100 million Americans are producing data on the Internet…. .
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