self-evident truth


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Synonyms for self-evident truth

an assumption that is basic to an argument

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The continued avoidance of this self-evident truth not only plays a role in our dwindling population, but reflects in a most shameful way on our nation.
We unite", declared Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland and leader of the Scottish National party, "behind a declaration of self-evident truth.
But according to the letter, those of us who fail to recognize this self-evident truth about our dear leader do so not because of sober reflection on his ruinous policies, but because our eyes have been closed by "ideology and racism.
So the self-evident truth separating the two parties is sometimes overlooked.
It thereby refuses to stop at a formulation of a claim that exempts it from testing by presenting it as beyond question (as a self-evident truth, unmediated word of an authority, universal, necessary or without alternatives).
With this issue of Multinational Monitor, we aim to do something more than assert this self-evident truth.
That these haven't yet got into general usage is both a source of embarrassment and personal shame, for I have spent more than 20 years in print and on air failing to get our fans to appreciate the self-evident truth that racing is actually more interesting if you have some comparison as to how fast you are going.
Depp's and Cusack's presence underscores a basic fact: If you're male and born between, say, 1962 and 1966, you hold the greatness of The Clash to be a self-evident truth.
It's not a self-evident truth that reduced carbon emissions can be delivered solely through vehicle technology, she said, though this seems to be the prevailing view in the Commission.
Ted Kulongoski's signature on both measures would move all Oregonians closer to the day when the law will reflect the self-evident truth of human equality.
It appears, then, that we accept many statements as self-evident truths when there is no such thing as a self-evident truth; every statement is subject to dispute, because every one of us sees things differently.
A self-evident truth is that C&D landfills are different than those accepting municipal solid waste (MSW) or a combination of other materials.
Opacity equals profundity, we all believe, the denser the better, the more convoluted, jargonistic, clever, and conceited (only in the sense of arrogance, never itself a conceit), the more we hail the work as endlessly quotable, to be elevated to the stature of self-evident truth.
Mr Blair points out the self-evident truth that most of those patients were already ill.
He linked intelligent design to the Declaration of Independence, which mentions a "Creator" and said, "Our inalienable rights are based on the self-evident truth of those endowed inalienable rights.