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    Re: Should We End The Insanity Plea?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    I find absolutely no logic or common sense in authoritarianism.
    Whereas I find no logic or common sense in giving a voice to people who can't or won't think, speak, or act in an appropriate manner.

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    Re: Should We End The Insanity Plea?

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    On that we will completely and totally have to disagree. I have never been of the opinion that people have value simply because they draw breath.
    Ah, a eugenicist.

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    Re: Should We End The Insanity Plea?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkie View Post
    Ah, a eugenicist.
    For me it's based more on thoughts, words, and deeds than it is genetics.

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    Re: Should We End The Insanity Plea?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Whereas I find no logic or common sense in giving a voice to people who can't or won't think, speak, or act in an appropriate manner.
    If you believe that, you'll have to revoke the Tea Party's right to free expression and to vote.

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    Re: Should We End The Insanity Plea?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    If you believe that, you'll have to revoke the Tea Party's right to free expression and to vote.
    I would revoke the right of somewhere between 80 & 90% of Americans to vote.

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    Re: Should We End The Insanity Plea?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    I would revoke the right of somewhere between 80 & 90% of Americans to vote.
    This should be your presidential campaign slogan.

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    Re: Should We End The Insanity Plea?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    This should be your presidential campaign slogan.
    Why? I don't believe that voting is the right way to make decisions to begin with, so why would I run for any office?

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    Re: Should We End The Insanity Plea?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Why? I don't believe that voting is the right way to make decisions to begin with, so why would I run for any office?
    Something tells me if there were a regime not allowing voting for most of the population anymore, you wouldnt be one of the ones left with a vote.

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    Re: Should We End The Insanity Plea?

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    Something tells me if there were a regime not allowing voting for most of the population anymore, you wouldnt be one of the ones left with a vote.
    Neither would I. Doesn't mean he's wrong.

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    Re: Should We End The Insanity Plea?

    I worked in the field of Corrections for the better part of 30 years. I have degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology. I almost completed my masters in the psychology of addiction. That said, I believe everyone is responsible for their own actions. However, their are cases were mental and psychological disorders are at play. Unfortunately, the law for insanity only delineates whether a person can comprehend right from wrong. If anyone believes that anyone believes that a person will get real help in a prison/correctional center for real problems they are mistaken. Hospitals for the criminally insane are only marginally better. In my opinion, the McNaughten rule should be modified so that a realistic diagnosis can be presented at trial and be taken into account. The answer is not to release the individual, but to insure that proper treatment is made available for the inmate. If it a person who would receive a life sentence the best it would accomplish is to create a scenario where it will be easier for the individual, staff, and others during the duration of his sentence. It may even prevent someone else from being killed. For other inmates who will be released it could, and I emphasize the word could, make him more productive upon being released. I do not believe in codling inmate. They need to be held responsible for their actions. I do, however, believe that we/I have a responsibility to provide them with the tools they need in order to change. They are the ones that have to make that decision to do so. And fortunately, I have known some who have.

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