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SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE + LIFE COACHING
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FREEDOM TO SELF-HARM
Government shouldn't need to be the parental figure of control, only of support in times of need.  It should protect you from others and not attempt to protect you from yourselves.  That's your job.  It should try to educate you about the dangers of your choices but it must still be your choices over your life.

Everybody has the right to do to themselves whatever they chose.  As long as it doesn't harm others.

This means that everyone has the right to smoke cigarettes in private, even knowing that they kill you.  That everyone has the right not to be forced to wear a seat belt, even knowing that they protect you.  That everyone has the right to drink alcohol, even knowing that it's poison.  Yet not a right to drive drunk on public streets.  That everyone has the right to eat cannabis, even knowing that it's detrimental to a Get Up & Do It vibe.  That everyone has the right to self-medicate, even knowing that it could be dangerous to health.

There should be no governmental ability to intervene with enforced mental health hospitalization and 'treatment' for the alleged purpose of stopping people from harming themselves.  For example if someone chose to cut off a finger it could be seen by Society as a mentally ill act, determined that they are a danger to themselves then imprisoned in hospital and subjected to enforced, strong medication.  In this example it is simply a personal choice, however wise or not it appears to an outsider, and is that person's right to do what they chose to their body for whatever their reasons may be.  It's fair for Society's healthcare industry to offer it's opinion and treatments for example psychotherapy and medication yet not to enforce it's will upon a free citizen harming no one else.

Suicide is a right.  Whether in cases of incurable, insufferable illness or for any other reason.