Life Imprisonment for ‘Feeble-Mindedness’?
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Life Imprisonment for ‘Feeble-Mindedness’?

The story of the ‘Kallikak’ family supposedly went back to an ancestor code-named ‘Martin Kallikak’, who as a young man had a relationship with a “feebleminded barmaid” that resulted in the birth of Martin Jr. Later, Martin married a “worthy Puritan woman”, and their union produced many productive people. But alas, the damage had been done, because Martin Jr, a drunkard and worthless individual, had many children, and those children were all morally and intellectually bankrupt.

By Lita Cosner
Originally published January, 2018

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