SOBBING 31-stone [434 lbs. -Ed.] Chris Leppard was dragged off to a mental hospital against his will by meddling social workers and police.
Chris, 23, has been forcibly detained for a month because he cannot stop eating.
The authorities used powers normally used to detain mentally ill people who might harm themselves or others.
They locked him up despite the fact neither he nor his family wanted him to go. Last night Chris’s furious mother Anne said he has no mental problems and was winning his fight against the rare illness that compels him to eat.
Ain't National Health grand? Also contained in this little gem of an article is the impetus for this blog.
Angry Libertarian Alliance spokesman Dr Sean Gabb said: “What on earth justifies the intervention of the police and compels him to have medical treatment?”
Now I'm pretty sure that Dr. Gabb is merely the angry spokesman for the Libertarian Alliance and that the Sun's copy editor should be summarily fired, but it got me and a few other angry libertarians thinking, "There ought to be an Angry Libertarian Alliance."
And now there is.