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Argumentum ad Populum

Argumentum ad Populum
ShareThe logical fallacy known as Argumentum ad Populum means ‘to prove by appeal to the majority.’  This is done by snob appeal and/or using the ‘get on the bandwagon’ method.  It is perhaps the most commonly used way to convert voters into sheep marching in lock step.  One of the more effective ways politicians employ this argument is by using endorsements from Hollywood...

Blue Helmet Paranoia

Blue Helmet Paranoia
ShareA few local citizens have characterized some Big Timber politicos as paranoid about Agenda 21 and the U.N.  Acts of slander and propaganda are hard to overcome even after undeniable refutation.  Apparently, the Republican National Committee believes Agenda 21 is real and needs to be exposed.  SGCCI does not believe the RNC is an entirely conservative entity, nor does it believe...

Book Ban In MT?

Book Ban In MT?
ShareLast week, the Montana Supreme Court overturned an earlier victory for free speech rights won in Helena district court by American Tradition Partnership (ATP), Montana Shooting Sports Association, and Champion Painting, Inc. over government bureaucrats’ right to bar individuals and companies from airing political opinions under a non-profit or for-profit corporate umbrella.  To...

MT Commissioner Resigns

MT Commissioner Resigns
Share Staff accuses ethics official of violations Breaking News Commissioner resigns. 1/18/12:  Great Falls Tribune Political Practices staff accuses commissioner of ethical violations By JOHN S. ADAMS Tribune Capital Bureau HELENA— The staff members in the Office of the Com missioner of Political Practices say their boss, the state’s political campaign ethics and finance enforcement...

Revolution, Apathy or Anger?

Revolution, Apathy or Anger?
ShareIn the last week or so three potentially monumental events occurred. 1) New legal provisions concerning Homeland Security which violate the Constitutional rights of American Citizens  (even the ACLU objected) 2) The unconstitutional Presidential appointment of new members of the National  Labor Relations Board 3)  Appointment of a new ‘Czar’ of Consumer Financial...

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