Saturday, January 14, 2006

Guilt By Association

Jay Ambrose writes:
Kennedy's bugaboo was Alito's membership in Concerned Alumni of Princeton, a now-defunct group expressing worries in the early 1970s on such matters as the university's overturning of its all-male tradition, kicking ROTC off campus and admitting minorities with lower academic accomplishments than required of non-minorities. Apparently, at least some of its members wrote some stuff that you would not want to hoist high in a parade down the center of town, but members of a group that Kennedy belongs to have done the same — and worse. You don't have to go back so awfully far to find some Democrats making unbelievably racist remarks.

Excellent illustration of the fallacy of using guilt by association alone.

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