State tries (again) to wrest our parental rights away..
We gotta watch 'em every minute. Well, yes, the kids. But as important - we have to watch the State every minute. They're sneaky. Kids and the State. Especially the State.
Here's what they're trying to do now. Of course all the while assuring us that they really wouldn't do what it is they've decided to do.
Universal Mental Health Screening. Read it - it's ugly:
Courtesy of HSLDA
Here's a little excerpt from the linked article:
'The New Freedom Commission on Mental Health was established by President Bush to investigate the nation's mental health service system and provide recommendations to improve the system. In 2003, the Commission's final report was released and it specifically recommended a universal mental-health screening program which would be created within the public school system.
While the White House has assured HSLDA that the President would not support this type of extensive program, Congress appropriated $20 million in 2004 to fund the Commission's recommendations. The money is in the form of "state incentive grants" and is currently available to the states with no guidelines preserving parental rights.'
Didja catch that little reassurance from the White House? Should we take it at face value - just accept it? I think we ought to be more than a bit concerned.
Enter my new hero - Rep. Ron Paul (R - TX)
Don't Let Congress Fund Orwellian Psychiatric Screening of Kids where he says:
'Every parent in America should be made aware of a presidential initiative called the “New Freedom Commission on Mental Health.” This commission issued a report last year calling for the mandatory mental health screening of American schoolchildren, meaning millions of kids will be forced to undergo psychiatric screening whether their parents consent or not. At issue is the fundamental right of parents to decide what medical treatment is appropriate for their children.'
He has introduced HR 181 that will forbid the use of federal dollars to screen our children without our consent.
Contact your representatives and senators - tell them to support HR 181.
Here is the text of the legislation:
Read it - it's important.
And here's a really cool website - it includes a beautiful Haiku verse for Rep. Paul....YourCongress.com
When I first heard of this man about a year ago I discovered that this guy's votes depend solely on whether the vote would be constitutional or not. Ya know - that's just not the normal way that business is done in D.C. but it should be.
God Bless America.