to the race card
, but used by conservatives.
Something they tout as an answer to every single social
issue in existence. Such reasoning is fallacious, however, because in actuality life
is much more complicated..
Conservative: If people don't want babies, they shouldn't have
wouldn't even be necessary. Think, liberals, think! Personal
Liberal/Moderate: Ok, so if abortion
was banned, it's true that
less people would have
irresponsible sex, and there might be far fewer
abortions. You're right on that
one. But what about in cases of rape? You can't mount the "personal
responsibility" defense there - people don't choose to get raped.
Conservative: Make abortion
legal only in cases of rape then.
how are you supposed to know when the hell she's lying then? You'd be encouraging women to lie. Same problem
as before, she just has to employ a different method of getting around it. How are you supposed to distinguish between the liars and the true
L/M: In a perfect world, those things are fully reliable. But they're clearly not. Since we don't live in a perfect world, and polygraphs sometimes
fail, we may as well
there are many cases where it's very necessary. Of course there are whores who will use it as birth control. But that
"personal responsibility card"
Personal responsibility is important but it doesn't take into account factors that are outside of the person's control. For instance, conservatives
are operating under
that welfare discourages the work ethic and personal responsibility. But what about people with
Parkinson's, or similar diseases? What about valuable workers that have been laid off en masse by struggling companies and need aid to get that back on their feet? Are they
necessarily lazy and lacking personal responsibility?