Betreff: [New World Disorder] New from Texans for Truth + more on mental health screening
Von: DitziSis
Datum: Wed, 22 Sep 2004 16:06:48 -0700 (PDT)

Here's the latest Texans For Truth ad - let's hope it pulverizes

And here's one from the DES group about Bush's lunatic idea on drugging
all Americans into submission (which just PASSED the House with
virtually NO Democratic opposition - write to your Senators NOW!):

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike []
Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 2004 10:31
Subject: [dmlc] Here is what Republicans are saying about Bush's crazy

Write to every Democrat in congress, and tell them that on this
single issue, the left stands with Ron Paul.. that people should not
be forced to take drugs against their will. Make sure to let them
know you're a Democrat, because so far, inexplicably, only the right
is speaking out against Bush on this issue. For our side to be silent
is ridiculous.

The Psycho State
by Rep. Ron Paul, MD

A presidential initiative called The "New Freedom Commission on
Mental Health" has issued a report recommending forced mental health
screening for every child in America, including preschool children.
The goal is to promote the patently false idea that we have a nation
of children with undiagnosed mental disorders crying out for

One obvious beneficiary of the proposal is the pharmaceutical
industry, which is eager to sell the psychotropic drugs that
undoubtedly will be prescribed to millions of American schoolchildren
under the new screening program. Of course a tiny minority of
children suffer from legitimate mental illnesses, but the widespread
use of Ritalin and other drugs on youngsters who simply exhibit
typical rambunctious, fidgety, and impatient behavior is nothing
short of criminal. It may be easier to teach and parent drugged kids,
but convenience is no justification for endangering them. Children's
brains are still developing, and the truth is we have no idea what
the long-term side effects of psychiatric drugs may be. Medical
science has not even exhaustively identified every possible brain
chemical, even as we alter those chemicals with drugs.

Dr. Karen Effrem, a physician who strongly opposes mandatory mental
health screening, warns us that "America's children should not be
medicated by expensive, ineffective, and dangerous medications based
on vague and dubious diagnoses." She points out that psychiatric
diagnoses are inherently subjective, as authors of the diagnostic
manuals admit. She also is concerned that mental health screening
could be used to label children whose attitudes, religious beliefs,
and political views conflict with the secular orthodoxy that
dominates our schools.

The greater issue, however, is not whether youth mental health
screening is appropriate. The real issue is whether the state owns
your kids. When the government orders "universal" mental health
screening in schools, it really means "mandatory." Parents, children,
and their private doctors should decide whether a child has mental
health problems, not government bureaucrats. That this even needs to
be stated is a sign of just how obedient our society has become
toward government. What kind of free people would turn their
children's most intimate health matters over to government strangers?
How in the world have we allowed government to become so powerful and
arrogant that it assumes it can force children to accept psychiatric
treatment whether parents object or not?

Parents must do everything possible to retain responsibility and
control over their children's well-being. There is no end to the
bureaucratic appetite to rule every aspect of our lives, including
how we raise our children. Forced mental health screening is just the
latest of many state usurpations of parental authority: compulsory
education laws, politically-correct school curricula, mandatory
vaccines, and interference with discipline through phony "social
services" agencies all represent assaults on families. The political
right has now joined the political left in seeking the de facto
nationalization of children, and only informed resistance by parents
can stop it. The federal government is slowly but surely destroying
real families, but it is hardly a benevolent surrogate parent.

September 14, 2004

Dr. Ron Paul is a Republican member of Congress from Texas.

"It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument." -- William G. McAdoo
"Providing health care to all Iraqis is sound policy. Providing
health care to all Americans is socialism." --  anon

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