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newswolf56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-05 06:31 PM
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15. Paranoia Over This Is Entirely Appropriate
Unfortunately most folks on the Left are either not aware of (or, far worse, support) the Bush Administration plan for criminalizing mental illness (Google: "our lady of peace act") -- this by defining anyone afflicted by ANY (even minor) mental illness as a "mental defective." The ostensible purpose of this is to deny all such people their Second Amendment rights -- a measure feverishly applauded by anti-gunners because, statistically speaking, about 50 percent of all Americans will at some time or other be diagnosed as mentally ill. It is also supported by the Communitarians, who for their own authoritarian purposes want a national roster of mental patients, which the administration's measure would necessitate. But once that dreadful anti-Second Amendment precedent is in place, other freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights are in equal jeopardy. (Imagine, for example, a Dominionist shrink decreeing that someone is "delusional" merely because they vote Democratic.) As Angry Girl so aptly said, "...this is nothing more than a setup" -- ultimately to turn liberty itself into a delusion.
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