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By Anna Von Reitz
Yes, you can claim to be an “idiot” and walk out of almost any imaginable court scenario that doesn’t involve actual harm to people or property. This is because when an idiot admits being an idiot, he cannot be held responsible and cannot be expected to make a sensible or responsible reply. There is nowhere the court can go with him and make it stick.
Why? Because he’s an idiot.
This is also called “The Jester’s Defense”.
Monarchs were prevented from killing, fining, or otherwise harming Jesters under the same provisions of law.
So long as you have done no actual material harm, and stand there and claim to be an “idiot” every time the court or prosecutor addresses you, they are stuck honoring the among the oldest traditions of all law: The Jester’s Defense.
As damaging as this might be to one’s pride, the…
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