Either you severely punish a child who is bad or the child will grow up to be a criminal. Your child has just been bad. Therefore, you should punish the child severely.
All EXCEPT which of the following would be an appropriate objection to the argument?
A) what do you consider to be a severe punishment?
B) what do you mean by the term "bad"?
C) Isn't your "either-or" premise an oversimplification?
D) Don't your first and second premises contradict one another?
E) In what way has this child been bad?