Sunday, May 22, 2005

You FIRST, Mr. Dubya

How's this for irony...the patient in the looney bin determines that all his fellow inmates are crazier than he is and decides to alter their treatment plans and change all their meds around. What's that? Never happen? Well, if you've studied the New Freedom Initiatives, you won't be surprised that it essentially has. Mandatory mental health screening is about to be enforced on school children...and YOU, YOU, the parent, has no say in the matter.

Is that ok with you, Mom or Dad? I hope not. Because the ramifications here are just staggering. This is all I'm going to say on the matter...for now. But it's a topic I will return to. You deserve to know the truth. This article is older and not a heavy weight but the subject certainly is. More to follow...

Fight Mental Health Screening For Children
Kent Snyder

The American tradition of parents deciding what is best for their children is, yet again, under attack. The pharmaceutical industry has convinced President Bush to support mandatory mental-health screening for every child in America, including preschool children, and the industry is now working to convince Congress as well. But mandatory screening alone is not what the pharmaceutical industry wants. The real payoff for the drug companies is the forced drugging of children that will result -- as we learned tragically with Ritalin - even when parents refuse.


Congressman Ron Paul, an OB/GYN physician for over 30 years, is desperately trying to keep the drug companies, politicians and federal bureaucrats from becoming parents to your children. Dr. Paul will introduce on Wednesday afternoon or Thursday morning (whenever the floor schedule allows) an amendment to the Labor, HHS, and Education Appropriations Act for FY 2005 that will withhold funds for this new federal mental-health-screening program. He will urge his congressional colleagues to support his effort in a letter to be distributed tomorrow morning.

Psychotropic drugs are increasingly prescribed for children who show nothing more than children's typical rambunctious behavior. Many children have suffered harmful effects from these drugs.

Dr. Paul's letter says in part: "As you know, psychotropic drugs are increasingly prescribed for children who show nothing more than children's typical rambunctious behavior. Many children have suffered%2

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