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Old 07-17-2013, 06:11 PM
Stealth Potato is offline
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Originally Posted by ElvisL1ves View Post
When you show a willingness to accept the deaths of children, that too shows what you really believe.
Your first point may well be true (I cannot speak for the man) but this part is a disingenuous emotional appeal. Public policy is full of statistical risk analysis where that risk manifests in the real world as actual, concrete, horrible things happening to children and other innocent people. To suggest in any one of those cases that a person on either side of a particular analysis "accepts the deaths of children" is either mindless or dishonest; to harp on it on only one of your personal hot-button issues and not others is sheer hypocrisy to boot.