Crist is using the drilling issue (umm...isnt offshore drilling already capped and banned in Florida?) as a ploy to turn people out to vote. Its political posturing...nothing more.
anyhow it is a straw man because it is something I have not argued, nor did Catz when you used it on her, this entire argument is one of your own making, and actually what we believe is irrelevant to whether or not it is a straw man, it is not an argument either of us made yet you keep trying to pin it on us.I would rather no one got dirty
Fact: We NEED Oil! (This is not debatable unless you know of a way that we can be off of Oil this very second)
Fact: We get oil from several different countries including our own drilling locations.
Fact: If we stop our offshore drilling efforts there will still be offshore drilling efforts.
Fact: If we stop our offshore drilling efforts we will have less oil
Therefore: It makes sense to conclude that we will still be participating in offshore drilling indirectly by buying from these sources, therefore WE HAVEN'T SOLVED THE PROBLEM OF OFFSHORE DRILLING!
Catz made the suggestion that yes we can have people pay the price themselves and this will help alleviate how much money we spend on oil, allowing us to spend more time and money on alternative energy sources. But that doesn't change the problem that we will still be participating in offshore drilling, we just run the risk of getting others dirty! (And I wish you would pay attention to that RISK thing, you act as if it is cold hard fact that a drilling rig means huge disaster, just because we have a rig outside Florida doesn't mean Florida is suddenly all oil-y) And if we are willing to run the risk of getting others dirty while still participating (albeit indirectly) in offshore drilling then it is hypocritical.
The only arguments either of us are making revolve around a question that she asked you a couple of times, yet you still have not answered:
Last edited by marduc; 07-09-10 at 03:33 PM.
I did answer it.
Because I think it's a stupid idea.
(Just because I'm Libertarian means I don't get to try to convince people something is a bad idea? It's nothing new to try to convince other people of your way of thinking despite your political lean)
We'll be supporting offshore drilling either way. So why not make it so we don't have to spend so much money to get it. Less money we spend to get it more money we can invest in other sources of cleaner energy, and the more self-reliant we are. Also it means we can regulate it ourselves and have less chance of something like the BP Oil Spill happening again.
Last edited by Frozengale; 07-09-10 at 03:39 PM.