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# The threatened prosecution of businesses flying 20-by-38-foot garrison

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The threatened prosecution of businesses flying 20-by-38-foot garrison flags, which are traditionally to be flown on national holidays, instead of the smaller post flags, which can be flown at any time, is unconscionable. Legal technicalities of this sort should never restrict patriotic expression.

which of the following, if true, would most seriously weaken the argument above?

A. Many people find the garrison flags’ size to be distracting and ill suited to neighborhood aesthetics.

B. The businesses that are flying garrison flags do so primarily to attract customers.

C. The raising and lowering of different-sized flags on the correct days of the year is a laborious and time-consuming procedure.

D. The regulations that govern the correct display of the nation's flags are part of an old and time-honored tradition.

E. The symbolic significance of a flag’s size is not generally understood by most of the customers patronizing these businesses.
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10 Jan 2014, 05:13
its B.

B weakens the conclusion by saying that businesses fly flags not due to partriotism but to attract customers..
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11 Jan 2014, 04:30
ASSUMPTION....Businesses flying 20-by-38-foot garrison flags, which are traditionally to be flown on national holidays, instead of the smaller post flags is due to PATRIOTIC EXPRESSION.......

TO WEAKEN ARGUMENT WEAKEN THE ASSUMPTION......

B. The businesses that are flying garrison flags do so primarily to attract customers.........PROVES ASSUMPTION TO BE WRONG.......Businesses flying 20-by-38-foot garrison flags NOT due to PATRIOTIC EXPRESSION.......but to attract customers.....

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11 Jan 2014, 05:43
Prosecution not correct (for Businesses who fly 'National Holiday' flags)
Legal technicalities shouldn't restrict patriotic expression

Option A > 'aesthetics'/ irrelevant
Option B > reason for flying is customers NOT patriotic expression / Weakening
Option C > 'procedure' / does not matter if it's easy or 'laborious'
Option D > mentions regulations / does not matter if they are old or new / irrelevant
Option E > mentions customer understanding / irrelevant

Hence, B is the answer.
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26 Jun 2016, 10:33
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The threatened prosecution of businesses flying 20-by-38-foot garrison flags, which are traditionally to be flown on national holidays, instead of the smaller post flags, which can be flown at any time, is unconscionable. Legal technicalities of this sort should never restrict patriotic expression.

which of the following, if true, would most seriously weaken the argument above?

A. Many people find the garrison flags’ size to be distracting and ill suited to neighborhood aesthetics.

B. The businesses that are flying garrison flags do so primarily to attract customers.

C. The raising and lowering of different-sized flags on the correct days of the year is a laborious and time-consuming procedure.

D. The regulations that govern the correct display of the nation's flags are part of an old and time-honored tradition.

E. The symbolic significance of a flag’s size is not generally understood by most of the customers patronizing these businesses.

Premise: Prosecution of businesses that fly 20- by -38 foot flags which are flown on national holidays.
Conclusion: Legal technicalities should not restrict patriotic expression.

We need to weaken this.

What if the primary motive of the businesses is not patriotism, but just attracting customers.
Option B says just the same. If the businesses are not using the flags for patriotic expression, this weakens our conclusion.

Correct Option: B
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05 Jul 2017, 07:30
this is from kaplan book.
A is a trap because the reason is not convincing enough.
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05 Jul 2017, 09:07
Imo B
The reason given in the argument is that businesses are patriotic that is why they use 20-by-38-foot garrison flags.
We have to give some other reason to weaken the conclusion.
Option B gives that other reason .
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09 Dec 2017, 22:19
boiled down to A and B. Both are common and important patterns. A is a trap b/c A does not directly connect with the prime premise and has the word "many"
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