Thursday, August 10, 2017

Someone doesn't understand the First Amendment

Here is a nice example of a Slippery Slope:

Billboard reads, "Attention: Lunatic Atheists and their Lawyers, Anti-God is Anti-American, Anti-American is Treason, Traitors lead to Civil War"

One of the oldest political tricks in the book

Here is a very nice example of a Red Herring from The Simpsons:

As we can see, Mayor Quimby is trying to distract the public from taxation issues by blaming immigrants for all their problems. Although this episode, "Much Apu About Nothing" originally aired in 1996, current political events reveal the extent to which this is, despite being fallacious, still an enormously effective political strategy.