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Schemes & Tropes -- Perelman & Olbrechts-Tyteca -- Fallacies

Friday, March 27, 2015

The Boston Tea Party- Emily Solis


Source & Quote

Frames- Acceptance (Epic)
Declaration of Independence
We, therefore, the representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name and by the authority of the good people of these colonies solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, FREE AND INDEPENDENT STATES 
America wants to stay as it is, as one true nation, with states within in. It does not wish to make each state an entirely separate nation independent of the others.
Frames- Rejection (Epic)
Declaration of Independence
that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved

U.S. Constitution

Article I, Sec. 10
Article 1 Sec. 9
The United States used the Constitution as its final step in independence, by implying that not only is it free of British rule (Dec. of Indep.), but that it wants to be ratically different from Britain, and uses the articles of the Constitution to make those differences clear and permanent. (ex. no nobility, no undue taxes)
Casuistic Stretching
Art. IV Sec. III of U.S. Constitution
Section. 3.
New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union; but no new State shall be formed or erected within the Jurisdiction of any other State; nor any State be formed by the Junction of two or more States, or Parts of States, without the Consent of the Legislatures of the States concerned as well as of the Congress.
The Congress shall have Power to dispose of and make all needful Rules and Regulations respecting the Territory or other Property belonging to the United States; and nothing in this Constitution shall be so construed as to Prejudice any Claims of the United States, or of any particular State.
States that are pre-existing will not change, but new states will be allowed to be added.
Piety to the Norm
Declaration of Independence
“…and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do.
The United States just wanted to become a nation accepted and powerful like every other nation

1 comment:

  1. Eh well, you might need stuff written in the boxes.