What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence.
October 30, 2003
Mommie Dearest in Slate
[Son James brought up this quote in a conversation we had this evening. While the quote in it’s original form was not about gun control the principle is sound in both domains. And it’s the concept is behind my Just One Question.–Joe]
Or as G. G. Liddy is fond of saying, a gratuitous assertion can be equally as gratuitously denied.
Then there is the famous quote, though I don’t know its source: “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof”.