[SIZE="3"][FONT="Georgia"][I]Where do you get this information from?
[/quote]I make it up as I go along
Portugal is I believe the first country to take a pragmatic view of drug addicts.
It is no longer illegal to hold small quantities of previously illegal drugs.
Portugal treats the addicts as opposed to other countries who treat addicts as criminals.
Portugal continues to locate drug smugglers and treats them harshly when found.
Unfortunately there is no death penalty within the EU.
There is the UK internet death penalty for anal posters
The U.S jurisprudence has developed a great deal of jurisprudence relating to criminal culpability since the important British case of MacNaughten. To be guilty of a crime a person must have committed both the physical and mental element of the crime. Thus mental illeness, raises real issues as to whether the accused mentally comprehended their actions.
Consequently, your notion that mental illness is irrelevant, demonstrates your lack of knowledge of the rich common law jurisprudence that has developed in your nation and fellow common law nations. And let me tell you, even textualists see the importance of the MacNaughten rules..... But maybe I'm wrong, maybe the legal profession in all it wisdom has no f*cking clue, and maybe we should abrogate mens rae as soon as the crime involves drugs. Absolute liability and the death penalty for drug smuggling...
Last edited by Australianlibertarian; 12-30-09 at 06:54 AM.