Letter: Don’t let the truth ruin a good argument

Posted 8/20/20

Why is it that people who are trying to sell their point of view feel compelled to mislabel a term in their argument? Is it that their point is so weak that in order to generate interest and/or …

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Letter: Don’t let the truth ruin a good argument

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Why is it that people who are trying to sell their point of view feel compelled to mislabel a term in their argument? Is it that their point is so weak that in order to generate interest and/or gather more support for their perspective, this is considered “persuasion protocol”?

In the Phoenix of Aug. 13, appearing in the letter to the editor section, the writer Jean Sharac uses the phrase: “celebration of VJ Day.” President Harry S. Truman, in August of 1946, declared that there would be a Victory Day, to be recognized on Aug. 14 (Presidential proclamation 2698, Aug. 2, 1946).

There does not need to be any elaboration on the truth for the truth to be true. In fact, it sometimes hides the truth.

Owen E. Trainor 111
Bristol

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