2016-12-01 – 12:30:00 – David Remmert – Mental health, the law, and a libertarian society

March 3, 2017 at 7:20 pm
I received this email from David
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Mental illness and it’s consequences produce a unique challenge in a Libertarian Society. Under what circumstances should someone be compelled to take medication? Should an individual ever be held, against their sill, due to the impression by a mental health professional that they present a danger to themselves or others? Should someone be exonerated of an offense, and under what circumstances, due to mental illness? In summary, how might a Libertarian society manage those unfortunates who are compromised by mental illness? Unique questions that need to be explored in a dialogue by well versed and informed Libertarian thinkers. How might a Libertarian Society address the unique problem of mental illness, diminished capacity, and mandatory treatment while preserving the most basic tenets of our philosophy?
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