Are the people abusing their power and forcing companies' hands about useless issues?
Many thanks to PRO for instigating this discussion.
I understand that PRO is arguing that, far too often, marketers are asked to modify their sales pitches in order to appeal to consumers. I do not agree, and shall argue against the resolution. In this, I am confident in my view that PRO will carry the Burden of Proof, while I will simply challenge his argument.
I look forward to hearing the full argument in the next round.
Thanks to CON for contending this argument, and I hope my point is now clear.
Many thanks to PRO for such a timely response.
The brevity of the presentation allows me to analyze it line-by-line:
"The public are abusing their freedom of speech in North America."
-This is an unsupported assertion.
"I believe that Libertarianism has gone to peoples' heads, and they have become too fussy about everything in general."
-This is not an argument, but rather, an opinion.
"Freedom itself is being abused in the sense that many people think they can complain about whatever they want and they will get whatever they want."
- Who feels this way? Certainly most North Americans do not agree that they can "have everything they want" if they only file a complaint with a nearby department store.
PRO has expressed an opinion in R2, and a heartfelt one at that. However, there is no argument. There are no supporting premises, no conclusion, no sourcing, no logical constructs... nothing that can be discussed in a formal debate setting.
Even a person who strongly supports such conclusions cannot use this particular presentation as a tool to explain why they feel this way.
My task here is to challenge an argument in support of the resolution. Since no such argument has been presented, I have little work to do as of yet.
I would also like to point out that although CON has analysed my previous arguments, he has failed to provide a full argument as of yet. My arguments may not be set up in formal debate setting, but at least they are arguments.
It is mankind's very nature to be greedy, even more so when we have almost everything we need, and we are a very prosperous nation, therefore it is a problem that should be addressed.
Okay class, please take your seats. Today we will be covering a few more things on the subject of “Burden of Proof,” does everyone know what that is? Someone raise your hand.
(Walking to chalkboard…)
Ok, but let’s say that there is a subtle argument hidden in here….
We did that already.
It doesn’t matter. Sometimes the Affirmative Side will try to argue that they don’t have to prove anything, and won’t acknowledge the Burden of Proof.
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