We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Dorothea Dix was the activist whose efforts led to the first generation of American mental asylums. At the age of 39, she happened to visit a local jail to do a Sunday school sermon for female inmates. She found that criminals, retarded people and the mentally ill all lived together in terrible, unheated conditions. When she asked why, she was told "the insane do not feel heat or cold" (Viney&Zorich, 1982).
First paragraph bad start: "...so there was a lot less crime."
He absolutely cannot back that up, and what little we can know tells us the precise opposite.
I read no further. If he made sense later in the article I don't care.
Assistant Village Idiot
One of my earliest childhood memories is of a nurse sitting on my arm as a doctor reattached my amputated finger, screaming for my mother. I found out later that she was told, "3-year-olds can't feel anything".