What Freedom in the U.S. Really Means

By Joel Salatin Do I have a right to hurt myself?
Recent events with my 89-year-old father-in-law have precipitated interesting discussions around this question.
Let me set the stage.
A couple of months ago, he fell off a kitchen stool and injured his tailbone.
He couldn’t stand up afterward. After a day in the emergency room and even hospital admission, doctors couldn’t seem to find anything definitively wrong, so they sent him home.
He still couldn’t walk. The fall also affected his urinary function, creating borderline incontinence.
He went back to the hospital for further tests, but they still couldn’t find anything.
This time, though, they sent him to a …read more



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