PTSD Claims- Dancers

Section 22 Claims

1.“With a half million disability cases stuck in a VA backlog, and an estimated 25 percent of Iraq/ Afghanistan troops with PTSD not seeking treatment, her logic isn’t entirely off.”

  • Quantitative, Numerical, or Comparative Claim
        1. This quote is numerical because it gives you statics on how many cases the VA has put on a back burner and an estimated percent of how many troops that don’t even try to seek help.
  • Analyze Claim
        1. Author shows the the VA isn’t doing much to help troops who are suffering
        2. Some troops don’t seek help, either because they don’t find it necessary or they don’t want to wait for the help they deserve
        3. This claim shows that troops that protected our country return home and are not given an a fair opportunity to gain the help necessary for them to return back to a life at home
  • Ethical or Moral Claim
        1. “If they make an appointment at the VA and can’t get in for several weeks, how do they eat, they want to know, in the meantime?”
        2. This quote puts judgement on the social issue that when the VA decides not to take their cases for several weeks that these troops and their families are going through a hard time, they could even starve. This is not ethically correct for the VA not to worry about what these troops are going through.
  • Analyze Claim
        1. Can’t get in for several weeks shows that the VA once again is not doing the necessary means to help returning troops.
        2. The VA could potentially be busy helping troops but in the meantime other troops lives are falling apart by having to wait weeks.“His life didn’t fall apart until six years after his service, so when he walked into a VA emergency room asking for help to not kill himself, he was turned away until he could clear the requisite mountain of paperwork.”
  • Evaluative Claim
        1. “His life didn’t fall apart until six years after his service, so when he walked into a VA emergency room asking for help to not kill himself, he was turned away until he could clear the requisite mountain of paperwork.”
        2. This is an evaluative claim because it involves judgement of a situation, by stating that this troop could not receive help until after he filled out paperwork even though he was threatening to kill himself. It could also be an ethical claim because it isn’t right to refuse help to someone who is on the brink of suicide because he hasn’t filled out papers.
  • Analyze Claim
        1. By refusing this man help because he hadn’t filled out required paperwork even while he is threatening his own life is completely wrong.
        2. A person should not be denied care  
    1. “And the vet who got fired from his job for being unstable and is now homeless, like 13,000 other vets under 30, who now live with his wife and teenager in his car.”
  • Causal Claim
        1. This is a causal claim because it’s cause and effect he was unstable and for that he was fired, it was also a consequence for his actions so now he has no job and has to live out of his car.
  • Analyze Claim
        1. 13,000 returning troops should not be homeless and living out of their cars
        2. He shouldn’t of automatically been fired even though I don’t know the full circumstances
    1. “ And there it is, naive, and beautiful, and practically pure.”
  • Categorical Claim
        1. This claim is categorical because it is naming examples of what it’s like to be in love or to love somebody.
  • Analyze Claim
      1. When you love someone you are willing to do whatever it takes to help and better them no matter what the situation may be.
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