A student of mine tried to argue in an essay that they are right because a person holding the opposite position is stupid. Trying to work out the logic:
P holds Position X Position X = Stupid P is therefore also Stupid
Position Y ≠ Position X Q holds Position Y Q is therefore not Stupid
Hmmm. I think that's how it breaks down. In any case, dear student, hie thee now and sign up for Dr. Fiztpatrick's logic class, please, before you run for office or get a show on AM 590.
Okay, back to grading, seriously, with maybe a break later to bake a Linzertorte.