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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: DeadFoot
Gender has nothing to do with government and everything to do with chromosomes. If you have a Y, you have the dangly bits. I thought most everyone knew that.
Band Wagon Fallacy
The basic fallacy of democracy: that popular ideas are necessarily right.
Of course in democracies like America popularity does play a certain degree in determining “right”, so it’s worth keeping in mind that America and most Western democracies are constitutional democracies, which means the political system deliberately checks and balances mob rule with codified principles like individual liberty and equality. Obvious examples of once popular moral and legal positions include race based slavery, legal coc aine, American women not being allowed to vote until 1920, prohibition (1920-1933) etc.
Fallacy Ex: "C'mon, dude, everybody's doin' it."