reply to post by Slugworth
As you may know, I frequently bewail my inability to express myself clearly. Looks like I've failed again. Please let me try once more.
I'm perfectly willing to accept the existence of interlocking intrests among powerful groups. Sometimes it's called the military-industrial complex,
sometimes other groups are added in. No problem with that idea at all.
I also agree, in opposition to the State, that homeschooling is a fine idea, I'd like more of it when possible. Also, that parent's should raise
their children how they deem best. No argument until we get into Child Protection areas. Some of those CP laws are proper and used appropriately,
but some are not. I support the former.
As far as the JFK assassination? I may be the only person in the world without an opinion on it. Nor do I think I can do anything about it.
You see, Slugworth, that my ideas aren't all that normal. We seem to differ on only two points, and on at least one of them we agree that neither one
of us has enough facts to really know. That point is the nature of the counselling. At one extreme is the idea that she will be lobotomized until
she buys the government line on everything. The other extreme is that she can walk into the counsellor's office, say "Ok, I've seen you and walk out
without another word.
My own belief is that she will have to talk with the counsellor until he gets an impression. Then he reports to the court. Ms. Hill can then refuse
any treatment unless she's shown to be an imminent danger to herself or others. But I could easily be wrong.
The other area of disagreement may also be short on definite facts. That concerns her defense in court. If she says she was told by the 7th Magus of
Astral Plane Yshab, that she had no obligation to pay taxes, or follow any other human law, I still think she should see a counselor.
But if she says "Under the (whatever) Amendment to the Constitution, I have immunity as my grandparents were slaves." I would still say that's nutty,
but nothing she would ever need counselling for. The 7th Magus and the grandparent story are both nutty, but only in the former case would I
I believe there is a spectrum going from uninformed or eccentric on one end to Fruit Loops on the other. I think the judge has a responsibility to
look at the Fruit Loops a little carefully, and to let the eccentrics go with a smile.
Whether he exercised that judgment properly is something we don't know. I am less inclined, in Ms. Hill's case, to believe that this is a terrible
attack on her, as she has been in counselling (albeit family counselling) for the last ten years.
I think our agreement may be broader than you might suspect.
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