"When you have no basis for argument, abuse the plaintiff."
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Marcus Tullius Cicero
(106-43 B.C.) Roman Statesman, Philosopher and Orator
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Abusing the opponent is the modern form of argument. It is as dishonest--and worthless--now as it was in Rome.
 -- randall, san diego     
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    Sounds like it applies very aptly to modern day Israel.
     -- David, Reading     
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    It's hard to believe a philosopher would be supporting the use of an obvious logical fallacy. Is this quote ironic?
     -- Anonymous     
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    Logic and reality are not synonymous. Cicero described the credo by which tyrants usurp and hold power as they strangle the populace.He expressed the truth. The proof is in the putridness of our present political administration. Call it the ill-logic, the sick-logic of the psychopathic sociopaths subverting our constitutional democacy.
     -- FamouslyUnknown, Hackensack NJ     
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    Welcome to Amerika's jurisprudence. Five stars for accuracy, a thumbs down for what the once land of the free and home of the brave has become.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    I think they do it just to pass the time. Viva La Revolution. The battle continues.
     -- watchman13, USA     
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    Check the greed, you free the seed !!! But I am not just passing the time, with any game of chess, this is the game of life ! They will not answer wrong against right.
     -- watchman13, USA     
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    The rule of thumb for control-freaks of all stripes. Ad hominem logical fallacies.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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