Analyze each of the following
arguments to identify whether or not it exhibits a fallacy. If it does,
define the fallacy you have identified.
- Either you are with us or
you are against us. Since you are not supporting our campaign by
donating to it, you must be against our cause.
- If we allow the
government to ban assault weapons, we’ll have to allow them to ban
handguns as well. And if we allow bans on handguns, we’ll have to allow
bans on rifles. And what about knives? Aren’t they weapons too? We
can’t just ban all the knives, so a ban on handguns would be idiotic.
- Is anyone so stupid as to vote in favor of tax cuts for the wealthy?
- If we raise taxes, then the economy will falter. We didn’t raise taxes, so clearly the economy will not falter.
- There’s nothing wrong with citing information on the internet, because I read online that only true things can be posted there.
the economy improves, housing prices will increase. House prices in
the areas around New Orleans rose quickly after Hurricane Katrina, so
the hurricane was obviously good for the local economy.