screeman57 wrote:@oldschoolczar: it was not a "straw man attempt," but an extension of your flawed "logic." i.e. "do you really think we need a LAW to prevent animal cruelty?" The assumption being that if there wasn't one, you would be against such a law, as it would infringe upon your "civil rights."
Try to keep up, man.
OK Bro, why don't you let the guy speak for himself. It was an implied straw man as far as I'm concerned - misrepresentation of my position and then discrediting that position.
1. This guy doesn't think there should be a law keeping dogs off 14ers
Makes a big jump to:
2. This guy doesn't care about animal welfare
Which leads to:
3. This guy thinks we should allow animal cruelty...
Any logical person can see that his response was meaningless...
Call it what you will... all you need to do is tune into Glen Beck to see how the tactic works...
The point is: At this point in time, I'm satisfied with the laws we have in place protecting our pets. Adding additional laws will cost time and money and it's not something that is worthwhile in my opinion. Are dogs on 14ers really that big of a problem that we need laws dictating what me and my dog can do in the mountains... one of the last bastions of true independence and freedom?
Hey, maybe we shouldn't allow dogs in cars with windows rolled down because they could get hurt! Let's make a law! It's a slippery slope my friend...
I actually hate politics.. I enjoy freedom. I don't know how I got mixed up in a Dogs thread.. I thought I knew better. But if you wanna go toe to toe on this I'll stick around
screeman57 wrote:"independent American spirit"= petulant teenager spirit ("don't tell me what to do!")
Spoken like a true patriot!