Wednesday, December 7

The Assumption that is the Argument

Another false argument:

He fears the amendment would lead to the erosion of domestic partnership benefits. "This amendment will actually hurt real Wisconsin families and it will hurt children in those families," he said.

The implication here is that two homosexual people living together are already married or are a family. That's what this debate is all about! That is what we are arguing about! You can't assume your conclusion and then use it as an argument. It's a form of circular reasoning.

The reality: Under Wisconsin law homosexuals can not be married or form families and that is what we are arguing we should protect. Any statement that assumes this to be true is false. They may pretend but call them families is not true. This assumption is more deeply rooted in arguments in favor of homosexual marriage than many may realize. Another thing to watch for.

1 Comment:

Julie said...

Under Wisconsin law, homosexuals can not be married, true.

cannot form families, false.

Family is defined as: A fundamental social group in society typically consisting of one or two parents and their children.
or
Two or more people who share goals and values, have long-term commitments to one another, and reside usually in the same dwelling place.

I assure you that there are a lot of Wisconsin Homosexual families that will be hurt by this amendment.

This amendment can be used to prevent a hospital from recognizing my Power of Attorney of Health, which currently lists my wife as the person to make my medical decisions for me.

God Bless.