On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Western Correspondent Tristan Justice joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to breaks down allegations from Britney Spears about how oppressive her conservatorship is and explain why Americans should care about it.

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  1. mildlyo Member
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    Mental illness is a horrible condition that can rob an adult of any consistent understanding of reason. It concerns me to hear the two of you rush so quickly to condemn the process of conservatorship that was intended to care for Britney Spears until such time as she could care for herself. Her public breakdown back in the day was quite a scene. The care of her children was taken from her for very good reasons and her life was placed in conservatorship by the people who bear the duty to know the whole story and acts accordingly.

    It is not difficult to imagine a gold-digger boyfriend and a new lawyer pushing Britney to have a second family for their own benefit. In Britney’s statement I hear a lot of complaints about limited access to her money and a distinct lack of awareness of the damage she has inflicted on her loved ones.

    This has gone on for a long time. I don’t like it, you don’t like it. The maintenance of Britney as a high functioning mental patient seems very dubious to me, but neither of us knows the full story. Reform of the conservator process is worth looking into, as it is a very strong form of government coercion that should always be monitored closely.

    I probably shouldn’t have said anything, but the certainty expressed in the same breath as the admission of ignorance of the details bothers me.

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