I'm entitled to my opinion

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I'm entitled to my opinion or I have a right to my opinion is a common declaration in rhetoric or debate that can be made at some point in an argument. When asserted for this reason, the statement exemplifies an informal logical fallacy of the type red herring. Whether one has a particular entitlement or right is irrelevant to whether one's assertion is true or false. To assert the existence of the right is a failure to assert any justification for the opinion. Such an assertion however, can also be an assertion of one's own freedom, or of a refusal to participate in the system of logic at hand.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Whyte, Jamie (2004). "The Right to Your Opinion". Crimes Against Logic. New York: McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0-07-144643-5. 
  2. ^ Deleuze, Gilles; Paul Patton (translator) (1968; 1994 (English)). "The Image of Thought". Difference and Repetition. New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN 0-231-08159-6. 

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