Thursday, February 16, 2006

Can The President Be Insane

On the lighter side
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WAYS TO MAKE UR PARENTS THINK UR INSANE

1. Follow them around the hauz everywhere they go.
2. Pluck sum1s hair out and shout DNA!
3. Always praise PGMA when you see her in TV.
4. Moo when they say ur name.
5. Talk to them in ur littlest voice and say u r Sto. Nino.
6. Have 3 imaginary friends that u talk to all d time.
7. Cry while watching Eat Bulaga.
8. At everything they say, shout LIAR!
9. Do not take a bath or brush ur teeth for one week.
10. Hold their hands and whisper to them “I see dead people”.
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On the serious side
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Insanity of a person is one topic that is covered by almost all subjects in the bar.
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In criminal law, insanity exempts a person from any criminal liability Insanity here means that the accused must be completely deprived of discernment and freedom of will. It must exist as of the time of the commission of the offense, or the accused must have been deranged even prior thereto, provided he was not in a state of lucid interval when he committed the crime, otherwise he will be criminally responsible.
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In civil law, an insane person cannot enter into any contract because he cannot give consent. In fact, if one party is insane the contract is voidable and if both parties are insane, the contract is unenforceable. Further, insane person cannot be married because they do not have legal capacity to enter into a contract of marriage. Moreover, if such insanity manifests after marriage, annulment of marriage may be filed based on psychological incapacity.
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Remedial Law has special proceedings, Rules 92 to 97, for the appointment of a guardian for the person and estate of such person for the purpose of protecting the person and estate of the insane. There is also Rule 101 prescribing procedures for hospitalization of insane persons for the purpose of protecting the community at large and in the nature of police regulations.
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In Taxation, if a taxpayer’s child is insane, then it follows that such insane person is incapable of supporting himself; therefore such insane child can qualify as a dependent.
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In Labor Law, handicapped workers are those whose earning capacity is impaired by age or physical or mental deficiency or injury. If you can relate mental deficiency with insanity, then an insane person can be a handicapped worker, although it is a scary thought that you are working with a person who has an unstable mind.
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In Legal Ethics, of course there is no doubt that an insane person cannot be admitted to the BAR and if a lawyer becomes insane, then he shall be disbarred because he is no longer fit to practice law.
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How about in Political Law? Can an insane person run for public office?Tell me.

3 comments:

  1. in political law?
    res ipsa loquitur

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  2. presidents E, senator M, mayor Sanchez, congressman J, barangay captains...... etc. etc. etc. Do they exemplify your question?

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