Begging the question (Latin petitio principii, “assuming the initial point”) is a type of logical fallacy in which an argument in support of a conclusion is based on the same conclusion.
For example: “She isn’t very good looking because she is ugly.”
Here is another example: Two lines that never meet don’t cross because they are parallel.
Begging the question is a logical fallacy because there is no proof, evidence, support or argument made to support the premise. It is just circular reasoning.
Slow Joe was out begging the question today: “Since AR-15s aren’t protected by the 2nd Amendment, banning AR-15s doesn’t violate the 2nd Amendment.”
Here is a final example of begging the question: Joe Biden is stupid because he has a very low IQ.Share