Exposing Another Political Fallacy - Physical Location Doesn't Equal Presence Within a State
States are fictions and I’ve covered that many times already, I only briefly discuss this in the beginning of the video below. To help break this conditioning, I started using a religious analogy years ago. It has been very effective and really helps bridge the gap in thought, making it very easy to see this fallacy for what it is. It’s really just a PR stunt to convince you to pay taxes.
The emotional response you get when suggesting someone is a member of a church because they live within the boundaries of the parish, ward or diocese can be used to your advantage. Anchor it if you can, then ask about your presence within the state on just your physical location. It’s a good way to demonstrate the fallacy because you meet the politician at his/her map of the world and use their common sense, which is usually left at home, to help them understand physical location does not mean you’re within the church or state.