[ExI] insanity plea
stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Mon Feb 25 16:49:21 UTC 2013
On 25 February 2013 15:45, spike <spike at rainier66.com> wrote:
> We risk ending up in a situation where the mentally ill lose their
> constitutional rights, and mental illness is defined as anyone who
> questions the government’s actions based on constitutionality, and that
> awesome force of the US military is out of control.
One wonders how much sense the rationale may still makes that possession of
plain-vanilla firearms (as opposed to real weapons, or just - say - swords,
or biochemical laboratories, or PCs), would actually increase citizens'
ability to resist and control their government and its military, especially
in the US.
But I share your view that mental illness is there even more likely than
elsewhere to be defined on the basis of social conformity, given the
puritanical idea that sinners are fundamentally sick.
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