A trend I have noticed is using an extremely specific example to "debunk" a high macro level policy/concept. I have a liberal bias but I definitely see it go both ways. A couple of examples that come to mind. When talking about restricting access of individuals on the terrorist watch list from purchasing a firearm multiple times I heard reference to what if a little old lady in rural Oklahoma were accidentally placed on that list. She should be able to purchase a gun for her safety and she shouldn't be stopped due to accidentally being placed on the list. When referring to a ban on muslim immigration reference will be made to a particular individual not to statistics for general population based statistics. I find this interesting because they connect with people on an emotional level which is fine one on one but in terms of policy seems like a poor way of making decisions. Thoughts?