"what would make YOU like USA.Originally Posted by (-snafu- @ Oct. 02 2008,20:13)
And please answer with sollutions, and not copy-paste some nice speech with lots of nice generalities.
Imagine you are the president and have majority in congress. They come to you and ask what you wanna do and you need to be specific."
It is a formal argument.
It's a great question. In every debate the basic thing is to ask what kind of evidence would sway your opponenet. He has two choices:
1) admitt there is nothing that could possibly change his mind (and we can all go home)
2) name a few kinds of arguments that would sway you if shown true (and we work with this set criteria)
Actually you appealed to ridicule which falls under one.
You are free to hold your beliefs and you are free to be inconsistent and irrational in them. Feel free.
As to historical argument: my point was some people are more entitled to have pride than others (who cannot stand to ***watch National Geographic). Some people are entitled to national shame but they still feel proud.