Competent to Stand Trial

If you are deemed incompetent to stand trial, shouldn’t you also be deemed incompetent to live in society?

It seems only fair that if a person is not liable enough for their actions to stand trial for it, than they should be kept away from society, for everyone’s sake, to avoid anything happening. If you can’t be measured for your actions, then you should be limited in your ability to do anything of which you would be guilty.

Virtue

I pronounce it as certain that there was never yet a a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.

- Benjamin Franklin, The busy-body No. 3, February 18, 1728.

Han Solo

Guess what you’ll be singing for the rest of the day?

If We’re All Equal

If we’re all equal that means you have to accept my point of view. Even if you’re a super dooper liberal communist, my ideas and opinions are equal to yours because you said so.

Not that I expect it to matter since the rules under that system tend to get bent so that some people are exempt. After all saying “we’re all equal” isn’t meant to be taken literally, certainly some are more equal than others.

Friendly

Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliance with none.

Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1801.

Funny Talking Animals

Hit it out of the park with these.

Feminists and Porn

Feminsts are generally unpleasant people. It’s tough fighting the oppressive patriarchy everyday, though I don’t excuse them for that.

I have a hypothetical question concerning feminists and their opinion of porn. On the one hand feminists grant women the power to sleep around, whether for their pleasure or in order to empower themselves. But on the other hand feminists generally oppose pornography as exploiting women. Additionally now there is the movement of pushing plus size models so as to put more “real” women in modeling to change the ideal image presented, but that’s not entirely related and is for another question.

So my question is;

Would feminists be against porn if it was given away free as art and essentially a non-profit industry?

Of course porn would never be not for profit, that would be stupid, but if it were they could operate freely knowing that the women were doing so of their own free will. Of course they already do it of their own free will, but a good feminist might say that it’s only because they’re motivated by the easy money available by volunteering to be exploited.

Doesn’t working for free change that? You can hardly be exploited if you’re a volunteer charity worker.

Truth

Experience is the oracle of truth: and where its responses are unequivocal, they ought to be conclusive and sacred.

James Madison and Alexander Hamilton, Federalist 20, December 11, 1787.

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