Monday, May 16, 2005

Devvy Kidd -- Forced Mental Health Screening for Your Children

On the day that "Today" told us about the bedtime police, we have the Americans panicking about Bush taking control of all American children.

I think we are right to be afraid of the state insinuating its way into family life.
our children are our children. They are our responsibility.

They are not the future work-slaves of the country in a never ending commerical war with foreign competitors, as the Government sees it.

This Government has a member of an extrme right wing Catholic Christian sect in charge of education. It has the active backing of just one person in five, and only a grudging support from many of its own members of parliament,

But Blair has now set a new aggressive programme of new labour adventures in changing the way we live.

i think before too long we are going to see an alliance of the libertarians on right and left against this micro management with no real meaning or values.

"In his September 14, 2004 commentary, Congressman Ron Paul blasted the latest Communist ideology being put forth by President Bush:
'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 treatment......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...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.� "