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    Filed at 2:25 pm under by dcobranchi

    so I can vote for Rep. Ron Paul.

    Skip Oliva found a terrific column by the libertarian Paul.

    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.

    How did he ever get elected?

    4 Responses to “I’M MOVING TO TEXAS…”

    Comment by
    Mike Peach
    September 14th, 2004
    at 2:49 pm

    Read here:

    thelib...04.htm with regard to the mental health screening of children (Paul) amendment.

    Although this was defeated the amazing thing is that it was Republicans supporting this state intervention into children’s lives and it was Democrats that defeated it.

    This is a strange world I live in or am I reading it wrong.

    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    September 14th, 2004
    at 4:08 pm

    You read it backwards. 94 Republicans and 1 Democrat voted FOR the amendment which would have killed the program.

    Comment by
    Mike Peach
    September 14th, 2004
    at 4:40 pm

    Oh yes I see now. So does this mean that all your kids are going to have compulsory mental health screening from 2005?

    Comment by
    September 15th, 2004
    at 1:24 pm

    Would a ‘universal’ mental health screening requirement apply to home schoolers? I would think that in the event of a mental health ‘crackdown’ (one in which all citizens would be subjected to mental health profiling), it would be acceptable to produce a letter from a qualified physician and leave it at that. Just wondering where this road leads … ‘slippery slope’ comes to mind.