1. The Communist Manifesto, by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, laid out ten interim measures for moving developed countries toward Communism. By the mid 1950's, the United States had implemented, in whole or in part, eight of the ten planks.
For example, Marx and Engels called for: (1) the abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes; (2) centralization of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly; (3) centralization of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the state; and (4) free education for all children in public schools; abolition of child factory labor in its present form; combination of education with industrial production.
And here in the good ol' US of A, we have: (1) the right to own land - but zoning laws and rent controls radically infringe on our right to use land; (2) a Federal Government with exclusive rights to issue and determine the value of money; (3) an Interstate Commerce Act (1887) and Civil Aeronautics Act (1938) which grant the Federal Government centralized control of surface and air transportation; and (4) a "free" public school system which most children attend.
Clearly, socialism has made serious inroads in the United States. We must begin to repel this invasion of foreign ideas - we must begin to eliminate public education and federal interference in our lives!
2. If a person is provincial, racist and bigoted - they will oppose the ERA. Jack opposes the ERA. So he must be a provincial, bigoted racist.
3. If you're a capitalist, you love your property.
You love your property.
/.. You're a capitalist
4. If your dog has puppies, she must be a female.
Your dog is female.
/.. She must have puppies.
5. Whenever you smoke marijuana, you feel high.
You feel high.
/.. You must have smoked marijuana.
6. If John goes to the party, then Cheri goes.
Cheri went to the party.
So John must have gone as well.
7. If you flunk your classes in high school, then you don't graduate - and if you don't graduate, you don't go to college - and if you don't go to college, you can't go to law school - and if you don't go to law school, you can't be a lawyer.
John is a lawyer.
He must have passed his high school classes.
Nota Bene: watch out for the negatives!