satansbed wrote: hedonist wrote:
I think at some point the government has to step in and save people from their own stupidity
Why? It's not the government's role, is it? They're not responsible for my actions, I am.
If I can't save (or educate) myself, why should the government?
(and why exactly are the stupid worth saving to begin with?)
well using your same logic why should the government put people into care when they decide they are not able to look after themselves because of mental illness.
my answer first would be when you start bringing up situations that aren't at all similar there is no where else to go.
Second, are you talking about psychiatric holds or institutionalization?
one is the protection of someone who cannot protect themselves any longer and the protection of the public at large,
one is to force protection from themselves onto a fully capable person.
There is a difference.
Mental Health commitments generally only happen if you are an immediate threat to yourself or others.
they don't throw you into one based on the idea that at some point you could possible become a threat to yourself and others
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