I Have Avoided Discussing this Logical Fallacy, because it Represents a Line of Reasoning so Lacking in any Intellectual Depth, it seems Silly just to Point it Out so others can recognize it. On its Face, it would seem to be so Obvious that no one would take it seriously. Sadly, that is not the case.
THE SLIPPERY SLOPE FALLACY- IS OFTEN USED IN THE FIELDS OF LAW AND POLITICS. IT IS SOMETIMES THE FALL BACK POSITION FOR THOSE WHO FIND THEIR VIEWS OR OPINIONS ON CERTAIN TOPICS BEING REJECTED, OR SHOWN TO BE INCORRECT. ALSO, IT MAY BE THE LAST LINE OF DESPERATION FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT WANT ANY CHANGE OR ALTERATIONS IN THE LEGAL SYSTEM. IT CAN ALSO BE USED TO PRESERVE THE SOCIAL STRUCTURE THAT EXISTS AT THE TIME, WHICH GIVES POWER AND PRIVILEGES TO CERTAIN GROUPS.
THAT ANY CHANGE IN THE LAW OR STATUS QUO, WILL START A DOWNWARD OR NEGATIVE MOVEMENT THAT WILL ONLY INCREASE IN MOMENTUM, AND RESULT IN CATASTROPHIC CONSEQUENCES THAT ARE FAR WORSE THAN IF THE CHANGE HAD NEVER BEEN MADE.
No Reasonable Person would Assert that any changes in the Law Cannot, and/or Will Not, have no Negative Affects on Those who fall under its Authority. But Altering the LEGAL SYSTEM IS usually a Case of Measuring what is Gained, Against what is Lost. That is True in the;
Short Term- Immediate Measurable Results.
Long Term- Precedents being Set, and How
They Affect Society in General.
However, THE SLIPPERY SLOPE ARGUMENT Usually Includes ONLY NEGATIVE RESULTS THAT DO NOT PREDICT MINOR CHANGES, BUT HIGHLY DESTRUCTIVE RESULTS, THAT OFFER NO POSITIVE OUTCOMES.
There are Examples of this From History, which will be looked at in the Future.