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This conclusion is a giant nonsequitur because impediments may protect not only inefficiencies but also cultures and societies.
27) Such reasoning, however, constitutes an obvious nonsequitur.
The reader will note that this is an example of nonsequitur reasoning.
This, of course, is a gigantic nonsequitur, given the legislative power of the slaveholding states, the fact that most of the pre-Civil War presidents were southerners, and the virtual certainty that if an abolition law had passed the southern states would have seceded and the Civil War would have occurred regardless.
Aside from its questionable factual basis, this type of argument is, quite simply, a nonsequitur.