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re: Do you wanna build a straw man?
Posted by: Michael_Portantiere 12:14 am EDT 04/10/21
In reply to: re: Do you wanna build a straw man? - Singapore/Fling 10:40 pm EDT 04/09/21

We're getting into semantics here. Again, the definition of a straw man argument or fallacy is clear. So no matter how strongly someone is convinced that someone else's position is a straw man fallacy, one should be able to objectively examine the argument and decide whether or not that's true.

If I were to say "I think we should have universal health care in the U.S." and someone else were to respond, "Sorry, I don't believe the government should give every citizen everything they want for free," that would be clearly be a straw man argument, because I never said that.
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