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Democracyinkind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-05-11 11:49 AM
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15. I saw that, and it's an important point.

Do we believe certain things to be true just because they feel right? It is surely a human tendency, but one we should find.

I mentioned "teabagerism" in an above post because I think uncritically believing something just because it "rings true" is the very hallmark of that ridiculous "movement".
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  -Abraham Lincoln said this: FarLeftFist  Oct-05-11 11:25 AM   #0 
  - Great quote. Do you have a source?  Scuba   Oct-05-11 11:26 AM   #1 
  - point being, this is not a new fight.  mimitabby   Oct-05-11 11:32 AM   #2 
  - No it's not.. The bankers did not like him and made his life hell...  midnight   Oct-05-11 12:06 PM   #33 
  - I wish he had.  robertpaulsen   Oct-05-11 11:33 AM   #3 
  - The example listed wasn't the quote.  FarLeftFist   Oct-05-11 11:35 AM   #5 
     - It's almost the exact same quote, plus one sentence at the end and a different beginning.  Democracyinkind   Oct-05-11 11:41 AM   #8 
        - Uh, It's actually completely different. There is one similar sentence.  FarLeftFist   Oct-05-11 11:46 AM   #11 
           - Why don't you source the quote, if it is true, then?  Democracyinkind   Oct-05-11 11:51 AM   #18 
              - Because Lincoln is dead.  FarLeftFist   Oct-05-11 11:56 AM   #22 
                 - OMG. Are you serious?  Democracyinkind   Oct-05-11 12:02 PM   #24 
                 - He wrote it down on his Macbook Pro which was destroyed during the Civil War.  FarLeftFist   Oct-05-11 12:06 PM   #32 
                    - How funny - and pathethic.  Democracyinkind   Oct-05-11 12:07 PM   #34 
                       - Funny and pathetic. Just like our Founding Fathers intended.  FarLeftFist   Oct-05-11 12:09 PM   #38 
                 - MLA citation guide fail!  JVS   Oct-05-11 12:31 PM   #57 
  - No he didn't.  Democracyinkind   Oct-05-11 11:34 AM   #4 
  - What?! Because I agree with the content I'm a teabagger?!  FarLeftFist   Oct-05-11 11:37 AM   #6 
  - No.  Democracyinkind   Oct-05-11 11:39 AM   #7 
     - Are you saying the quote doesn't exist?  FarLeftFist   Oct-05-11 11:44 AM   #9 
     - The quote "exists" in the sense that it is written down here.  Democracyinkind   Oct-05-11 11:47 AM   #12 
        - Yet you don't prove that it's "fraudulent". Nice!  FarLeftFist   Oct-05-11 11:48 AM   #14 
           - Burden of proof is on you - by any reasonable standard.  Democracyinkind   Oct-05-11 11:50 AM   #16 
              - That link above is FAR from the same quote. Extremely far.  FarLeftFist   Oct-05-11 11:51 AM   #19 
                 - Even if I grant that, it's still your burden.  Democracyinkind   Oct-05-11 11:53 AM   #21 
                    - It's credited to Abraham Lincoln, what source do you want, I'm no where near the Library of Congress  FarLeftFist   Oct-05-11 12:03 PM   #26 
                       - Lol.  Democracyinkind   Oct-05-11 12:09 PM   #37 
                          - WHAAAAT?! What a crazy guy.  FarLeftFist   Oct-05-11 12:10 PM   #40 
     - Jon Steward said something last week about that  liberal N proud   Oct-05-11 11:45 AM   #10 
        - I saw that, and it's an important point.  Democracyinkind   Oct-05-11 11:49 AM   #15 
           - So it's not true because YOU say it's not true? Yet millions of others say it IS true.  FarLeftFist   Oct-05-11 11:50 AM   #17 
              - Argument from majority. Invalid.  Democracyinkind   Oct-05-11 11:52 AM   #20 
              - One has to look at facts  liberal N proud   Oct-05-11 12:03 PM   #25 
                 - The point is more of the fact that this fight is not new.  FarLeftFist   Oct-05-11 12:05 PM   #30 
                    - Find real quotes to back up your statement  liberal N proud   Oct-05-11 12:24 PM   #52 
                       - Really, DU'ers DEMAND that?! Should I give them a refund?  FarLeftFist   Oct-05-11 12:57 PM   #65 
  - That's just the kind of gross lumping together that Hitler did.  JVS   Oct-05-11 12:32 PM   #58 
     - Self Delete...  Democracyinkind   Oct-05-11 12:35 PM   #59 
        - Fair enough. My Hitler reference was a tongue in cheek, I must admit.  JVS   Oct-05-11 12:50 PM   #63 
           - That was my first guess.  Democracyinkind   Oct-05-11 12:53 PM   #64 
  - IMO the key sentence is this one..  Bandit   Oct-05-11 11:48 AM   #13 
  - I'm still convinced that there is a good reason why you didn't/can't source the claim.  Democracyinkind   Oct-05-11 12:02 PM   #23 
  - Source your claim.  FarLeftFist   Oct-05-11 12:04 PM   #27 
     - Burden of proof is on you.  Democracyinkind   Oct-05-11 12:05 PM   #31 
        - You made a claim as well with no source. Besides, the burden is always on me.  FarLeftFist   Oct-05-11 12:07 PM   #35 
           - Philosphy 101.  Democracyinkind   Oct-05-11 12:12 PM   #42 
              - Let's make our own rules.  FarLeftFist   Oct-05-11 12:13 PM   #44 
                 - No - then we end up with the kind of ahistorical bullshit that you are peddling here.  Democracyinkind   Oct-05-11 12:17 PM   #46 
                    - I meant our own rules of philosophy.  FarLeftFist   Oct-05-11 12:20 PM   #48 
                       - That's what I meant too.  Democracyinkind   Oct-05-11 12:23 PM   #50 
                          - I'm living in a world searching for option C.  FarLeftFist   Oct-05-11 12:24 PM   #51 
                             - There's no option C.  Democracyinkind   Oct-05-11 12:26 PM   #54 
  - Who cares if Lincoln or the Man in the Moon said it? It's TRUE  NYC Liberal   Oct-05-11 12:04 PM   #28 
  - And there's my point. Average Joe circa 1862 could have said it, it's about the longevity of it.  FarLeftFist   Oct-05-11 01:03 PM   #67 
     - Actually, Sir, It is the Appeal To Authority In the Mis-Attribution That Was the Point  The Magistrate   Oct-05-11 02:05 PM   #69 
     - Exactly. Unless the author would change the meaning, it doesn't matter.  NYC Liberal   Oct-05-11 02:59 PM   #70 
  - Sorry, Sir: Mr.Lincoln Never Said Nor Wrote This  The Magistrate   Oct-05-11 12:05 PM   #29 
     - Oh well. If Lincoln never said it then I guess it's meaningless and should be disregarded.  FarLeftFist   Oct-05-11 12:08 PM   #36 
        - No one said that.  Democracyinkind   Oct-05-11 12:10 PM   #39 
        - Sure, kill the messenger. Suddenly I'M the revisionist. It's all my fault. I can't go on living.  FarLeftFist   Oct-05-11 12:11 PM   #41 
           - I'm starting to think that  Democracyinkind   Oct-05-11 12:13 PM   #43 
           - 4-You have as much proof he didn't say it as I do he did.  FarLeftFist   Oct-05-11 12:15 PM   #45 
              - That doesn't change the fact that when you quote someone...  Democracyinkind   Oct-05-11 12:18 PM   #47 
                 - But PLENTY of people and historians credit it to Lincoln. Yet, your claim isn't sourced at all.  FarLeftFist   Oct-05-11 12:22 PM   #49 
                 - Please cite "plenty of historians" who say that that quote is from Lincoln.  Democracyinkind   Oct-05-11 12:24 PM   #53 
                    - He Will Not Be Able To, Sir:It Is In No Published Collection Of Mr.Lincoln's Writings And Speeches  The Magistrate   Oct-05-11 12:39 PM   #61 
                       - The books on my shelf, Sir, totally agree with you.  Democracyinkind   Oct-05-11 12:45 PM   #62 
                 - True. I wish people would be skeptical of posts & emails that purport  Honeycombe8   Oct-05-11 12:30 PM   #55 
                    - I reccomend your post. You said what I was trying to say so much more eloquently.  Democracyinkind   Oct-05-11 12:31 PM   #56 
                    - Jeez, it wasn't really about who said it as much as it was about the fact that this fight isn't new.  FarLeftFist   Oct-05-11 01:00 PM   #66 
           - You don't play well with others, do you?  WilliamPitt   Oct-05-11 01:17 PM   #68 
        - Yes And No, Sir  The Magistrate   Oct-05-11 12:35 PM   #60 

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