Edward Snowden's Argument Analysis

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One flaw in his argument is that there is a Sweeping Generalization in it. Robert Taylor is using one example throughout the whole article, Edward Snowden and the NSA. There are instances where he created hypothetical situations to support his claim, but does not mention any other case besides Edward Snowden’s. Every case or scenario is different; it all depends on factors such as the whistleblower’s position in the company, or the company’s reputation itself. If he had mentioned another whistleblowing case, it would have strengthened his argument. The final flaw found in this argument is the conjunction fallacy, an assumption that an outcome that satisfies multiple conditions at once is more probable than an outcome satisfying a single one…show more content…
He claims Snowden has uncovered illegal and constitutional behavior, and should have reported it to the proper authorities rather than leak it. Another claim of his is that agency is to keep national security data and assets safe from enemies and it is intended to keep Americans safe. He also says the government needs to enforce all of its laws to make sure that the rest of the personnel do not exploit their positions of trust to settle personal grievances or settle political points and launch a criminal investigation into Snowden’s activities. The one flaw found in his argument is an assumption that whistleblowers only speak up for personal gains. Whistleblowers, for the most part, speak up when they see something that is wrong going on in the company or organization, not only for personal gains. There are some cases that unfortunately seem like that, but that is only a generalization. Ed Morrissey is an American conservative blogger, columnist, motivational speaker and talk show host. His commentaries have appeared on the New York Sun, the New York Post, and the Daily Standard. His argument is not very sound, but it’s not completely unsound either. His writing is strongly influenced by his own personal beliefs so it is hard to deem him as a credible

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