Re: law enforcement for profit

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Sun May 07 2000 - 00:09:54 MDT

Harvey Newstrom wrote:
> "Michael S. Lorrey" <> wrote on Saturday, May 06, 2000
> 1:25 PM,
> > It all goes to motive Harvey. If I think the nobody in the world should
> > be able to have secrets, but I refuse to even give evidence of my
> > identity, its rather obvious that my motives are not altruistic. Calling
> > me on this fact throws down the gaunlet that I either practice what I
> > preach, or be exposed as a hypocrite.
> But that's exactly my concern. You are no longer making logical attacking
> on Zero's statements. You are now making personal attacks on Zero himself.
> This is clearly against the list rules and is a well-known logical fallacy.

Only in a debate where the parties have no interest in the outcome. When
you are betting your life, you sure as hell want to know if the people
mean what they say, or only mean it to apply to other people, not
themselves. One indicates a potential altruist who walks the walk that
their talk describes, the other indicates a closet totalitarian.
Allowing totalitarians to hide behind the rules of debate is what has
caused the worst crimes against humanity to occur.

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