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Psalm 78
. . . we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. .
so the next generation would know them . . . and they in turn would tell their children.
Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

False Dilemma

Is classical education relevant? You'd better believe it!

It seems the current Presidential administration is bent on training us in logical fallacies and rhetorical devices (remember the straw man?). After last night's presser,  consider the false choice (or dilemma), in which two choices are presented as the only two options, i.e. my way or the highway!

(This seems to be a favorite technique of Obama's, one that he uses almost constantly. Start listening for it and you will see what I mean.) Check this out from NRO's The Corner

2 comments:

Sharon said...

The thing that stuck out to me (as a complete outsider) was that Obama seemed to actually be proposing more of the same, even as he was complaining about the problem. How can America avoid falling into "massive debt" again if your primary tool of supposed recovery is lending more money? How can Obama criticise the previous gov't of handing over a 1.3trillion debt (that number blows my mind by the way, who on earth is crazy enough to lend another country this sort of money? I so do not understand economics) while proposing to increase that 8-fold to 9.3 trillion? Neither of these things make sense to me.

~ Sharon

Mrs. Edwards said...

"Who is crazy enough to lend another country this sort of money?" China

Did you know China wants to have a one-world currency? They are tired of the American dollar being the key trade currency.

You say, "I so do not understand economics," but here is the really frightening thing: Pres. Obama and most congressmen and senators don't understand economics either! They study law, for the most part, to get where they are. Obama in particular seems to have no economic education and is motivated by socialist "fairness" more so than an understanding free market principles.

May God's will be done.

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