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Children are like Hitler

In a recent TWiT podcast (I think it was the last episode of MacBreak Weekly), one of the guests observed that “Children are like Hitler.” What he meant was that in a political discussion, if you drop “children” or “Hitler” it becomes impossible for the opponent to proceed. You cannot use an argument that sounds like you are”against children” nor can you use an argument that fails to condemn Hitler. So these are conversation-stoppers. They are meant to be, e.g. in the titles Congress-critters come up with in names of legislation, such as the PROTECT-IP or American Invents ACT, the No Child Left Behind Act, and so on–if you vote against them it sounds like you are against property, or innovation, or children or education.

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