Reply To: How we come to own ourselves


Perhaps another way to approach this would be to acknowledge the rights of all individuals to protect themselves against the dangers of other individuals who may be mentally unstable — or dangerous in any number of ways.

Thus, no individual or group would have no right to intervene in the affairs of a mentally unstable person, but would only have the right to prevent the mentally unstable person from coming onto their property or causing them personal harm.

This still doesn’t address the case of children.