They Call Him Crazy

RODNEY YODER MAY BE ONE OF THE NATION'S MOST DANGEROUS MENTAL PATIENTS. SO WHY IS THERE A MOVEMENT TO FREE HIM?

A great philosopher once said--or should have--that the true test of a free society is not how it treats its best citizen but how it treats its biggest jerk. You've never heard of Rodney Yoder, but he is assuredly one of America's most spectacular jerks. He is preternaturally rude. He sues people constantly. He abused the two women who put up with him. And he has allegedly written scores of letters to public figures that talk of slaughtering them in dreadful ways.

Is it a sign of our nation's benevolence or its laxity that Yoder is not in prison for these...

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