Comments: Crazy

Even if there were calls to lock the "crazy" up, I don't think I'd support such ideas. The Soviet Union labeled dissidents "crazy" and locked them up, after all.

Posted by Josh at April 23, 2007 03:55 PM

Actually we did that too - just not on a very large scale & it was centered around concerns for national security in a time of war (WW2) rather than just political disagreement - or so it's been said by those who did it.

But I wouldn't be thrilled at an increase in involuntary commitments either. I'm just saying that being in society should be an all or nothing proposition - either you can be trusted with all the rights everyone else has or you can be trusted with none of them. How to determine exactly who can be trusted is the tough part, & one of the reasons I'm against gun control in general.

Posted by Publicola at April 24, 2007 12:04 AM