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Jack Lin letter: Mike Liffrig falls on 'slippery slope'

There is really only one thing necessary to know about the slippery slope argument and someone should tell Senate candidate Mike Liffrig about it. Quite frankly, there is no slippery slope.

There is really only one thing necessary to know about the slippery slope argument and someone should tell Senate candidate Mike Liffrig about it. Quite frankly, there is no slippery slope.

The slippery slope argument is commonly used to push a position to an extreme so it can be more easily attacked (e.g. "We can't cut taxes or pretty soon, no one will be paying taxes"; or conversely, "We can't raise taxes or pretty soon the government will take away all our money.") The reality of the slippery slope is that it can be used to distort nearly every argument.

So Liffrig needs to end his flawed arguments against Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., and start presenting legitimate ones to the voters.

Jack Lin

Fargo

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