Wednesday, July 11, 2012

From the Wednesday 4 April WSJ BOTWT:

The best explanation is that he [Obama] is preparing politically for a judicial defeat. But that begs the question of why he is taking the particular, and highly unusual, approach of waging rhetorical war on the Supreme Court.”

Googleing 'beg the question” gave me:

"Begging the question" is a form of logical fallacy in which a statement or claim is assumed to be true without evidence other than the statement or claim itself, such as: "I think she is unattractive because
she is ugly."

Recently I came up w/ a test: If 'beg the question' is followed by an actual question, isn't that incorrect?

Will my BOTWT subscription be cancelled because of this audacity?

Arn Nelson in Chicago

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