Originally Posted by Brainiac
Because the slippery slope argument is never a valid argument. It's simply a way to move the goal posts when you can't win an argument on its own merits, so instead you say "Well, if you allow THIS to happen, that means THIS OTHER THING could happen, and THIS OTHER THING is bad, therefore THIS must be prohibited".
It's a total bullshit argument that is NEVER valid.
A: The slippery slope argument has not been my main argument. I agreed with it when stated by another poster.
B: it is valid because it is true. The dismissing of even the possibility of it being true is done by those who cannot win the argument.
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