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  • Learning the meaning of Memorial Day

    05/30/2010 4:08:45 PM PDT · by lightman · 10 replies · 234+ views
    York Daily Record ^ | 28 May AD 2010 | DAVE SHULTZ
    Learning the meaning of Memorial Day DAVE SHULTZ Updated: 05/28/2010 03:19:06 PM EDT How does one measure the value of freedom? I began to learn the answer to this question as a teen, and in the strangest of places. Growing up in New Freedom, I belonged to the town's drum corps. It was a given that whenever the town had an event, the drum corps would perform. Such was the case every year on the last Monday in May. We'd get into formation in the church parking lot on the edge of town, the drum corps, antique cars, the Boy...
  • Go Ahead, Just Believe...

    11/30/2004 5:15:15 AM PST · by philman_36 · 20 replies · 1,419+ views
    philman_36 ^ | 11-30-04 | philman_36
    As anyone who knows me can verify I've often railed about people who refer to our government as a Democracy when it is a Republic. It seems that there is a movement, with all of the "each vote counts" hullabaloo and the calls for the removal of the Electoral College, to bring about actual Democracy in America, yet that too won't make a difference. Because, and I hate to burst the bubble of those desiring a Democracy, and it doesn't matter what form of government is in place, we all face a more deadly peril that needs to be taken...
  • Attempt to stop mandatory mental screening fails

    11/24/2004 6:51:51 AM PST · by George Frm Br00klyn Park · 198 replies · 9,337+ views
    WorldNetDaily / Breaking News ^ | Posted: November 24, 2004 | Staff?
    WorldNetDaily ON CAPITOL HILL Attempt to stop mandatory mental screening fails Congressman pushed language requiring parental consent Posted: November 24, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com An attempt by Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, to add language to the omnibus spending bill in Congress to require parental consent for any mental-health screening done to children with federal money has failed. The language was proposed to blunt the effect of a program proposed by the New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, which President Bush established in 2002. The New Freedom Initiative recommends screening not only for children but eventually for every...
  • Does anyone know about this supposed mandatory mental health screening

    11/04/2004 6:49:49 PM PST · by Maceman · 22 replies · 709+ views
    Daily Courier ^ | 10/06//2004 | Debbie Thurman,
    I keep hearing about this on left-wing web sites, but I'm wondering if anyone knows what its about.
  • House passes bill for mental Health Screening for children

    09/20/2004 6:16:50 PM PDT · by mrfixit514 · 15 replies · 621+ views
    email | 9/20/2004 | VCY America
    This is "Crosstalk Hotline". Listed below is information regarding issues that are important to you, our listeners, families, churches, and members of the community at large. ------------------------------ A presidential initiative, the "New Freedom Commission on Mental Health" has recommended forced mental health screening for every child in America, including pre-schoolers, and ultimately all adults. Such screening would be done by regular doctors when people visit their offices for other medical reasons. A bill mandating this has already passed the House and is being considered in the Senate, for a possible vote as early as next week. The program is patterned...
  • Mental Health Screening for Kids- Part II

    09/20/2004 2:16:10 PM PDT · by Orange1998 · 13 replies · 362+ views
    September 20, 2004 Last week I wrote about a presidential initiative called the “New Freedom Commission on Mental Health,” which issued a report calling for the mandatory mental health screening of American schoolchildren. This new proposal threatens to force millions of kids 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. I introduced an amendment to eliminate any funding for the proposal in a Department of Education and Department of Health and Human Services spending bill. Although the amendment failed, the...
  • Attempt to stop mental health screening funding fizzles

    09/16/2004 6:49:53 AM PDT · by jmc813 · 8 replies · 427+ views
    Illinois Leader ^ | 9-15-2004 | Rhonda Robinson
    WASHINGTON DC -- Texas Congressman Ron Paul's attempt to squelch federal funding for mental health screening of school children failed last week in Congress with a vote of 95 for and 315 against. Four of the 95 amendment supporters were Illinois Republican House members Judy Biggert, Phil Crane, Don Manzullo and Tim Johnson. Paul's amendment to the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations bill (HR5006) was an attempt to impede implementation of President Bush’s New Freedom Commission recommendations, a program that authorizes and funds state programs for mental health screening of school children. In a “Dear Colleague" letter...
  • Ron Paul - Forcing Kids Into a Mental Health Ghetto

    09/14/2004 9:27:02 AM PDT · by jmc813 · 103 replies · 1,577+ views
    House Web Site ^ | 9-13-2004 | Rep. Ron PAul (R-TX)
    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. 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...
  • Attempt to dump [forced universal] mental screening fails

    09/10/2004 2:56:29 PM PDT · by familyop · 16 replies · 780+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 10SEP04 | WorldNetDaily
    An amendment offered by Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, in the House of Representatives yesterday that would have remove from an appropriations bill a new mandatory mental-health screening program for America's children failed by a vote of 95-315. Paul's amendment would have removed the program from the Labor, HHS and Education Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2005. Ninety-four Republicans and one Democrat sided with Paul, while 118 Republicans, 196 Democrats and one Independent voted against the amendment. As WorldNetDaily reported, the New Freedom Initiative recommends screening not only for children but eventually for every American. The initiative came out of the...
  • Rep. Ron Paul hoped to stop mandatory federal program for children

    09/10/2004 5:29:08 AM PDT · by MikeJ75 · 18 replies · 558+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | September 10, 2004
    An amendment offered by Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, in the House of Representatives yesterday that would have remove from an appropriations bill a new mandatory mental-health screening program for America's children failed by a vote of 95-315. Paul's amendment would have removed the program from the Labor, HHS and Education Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2005. Ninety-four Republicans and one Democrat sided with Paul, while 118 Republicans, 196 Democrats and one Independent voted against the amendment. As WorldNetDaily reported, the New Freedom Initiative recommends screening not only for children but eventually for every American. The initiative came out of the...
  • Mental-Health Screening of Children

    09/08/2004 9:23:59 PM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 8 replies · 785+ views
    Liberty Committee | Liberty Committee
    September 7 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...
  • Forced mental screening hits roadblock in House

    09/08/2004 11:49:05 PM PDT · by ETERNAL WARMING · 31 replies · 637+ views
    WND ^ | Sep 9, 2004 | Ron Strom
    Forced mental screening hits roadblock in House Rep. Ron Paul seeks to yank program, decries use of drugs on children By Ron Strom © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, plans to offer an amendment in the House of Representatives today that would remove from an appropriations bill a new mandatory mental-health screening program for America's children. "The American tradition of parents deciding what is best for their children is, yet again, under attack," writes Kent Snyder of the Paul-founded Liberty Committee. "The pharmaceutical industry has convinced President Bush to support mandatory mental-health screening for every child in America, including...
  • Mental-health screening of children

    09/07/2004 10:52:35 PM PDT · by niki · 22 replies · 1,065+ views
    The Liberty Committee ^ | September 7, 2004 | Kent Snyder
    ACTION ALERT: Mental-health screening of children September 7, 2004 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...
  • Bush plans to screen whole US population for mental illness

    07/04/2004 6:39:03 PM PDT · by SkyRat · 115 replies · 3,070+ views
    Bmj Journals ^ | 19 June, 2004 | Jeanne Lenzer
    A sweeping mental health initiative will be unveiled by President George W Bush in July. The plan promises to integrate mentally ill patients fully into the community by providing "services in the community, rather than institutions," according to a March 2004 progress report entitled New Freedom Initiative (www.whitehouse.gov/infocus/newfreedom/toc-2004.html). While some praise the plan's goals, others say it protects the profits of drug companies at the expense of the public. Bush established the New Freedom Commission on Mental Health in April 2002 to conduct a "comprehensive study of the United States mental health service delivery system." The commission issued its recommendations...
  • Bush to screen population for mental illness

    06/21/2004 10:19:15 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 1,080 replies · 1,869+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | June 21, 2004
    President Bush plans to unveil next month a sweeping mental health initiative that recommends screening for every citizen and promotes the use of expensive antidepressants and antipsychotic drugs favored by supporters of the administration. The New Freedom Initiative, according to a progress report, seeks to integrate mentally ill patients fully into the community by providing "services in the community, rather than institutions," the British Medical Journal reported. Critics say the plan protects the profits of drug companies at the expense of the public. The initiative began with Bush's launch in April 2002 of the New Freedom Commission on Mental Health,...
  • LIFE WITH BIG BROTHER {"New Freedom" Initiative}

    06/22/2004 3:27:46 AM PDT · by George Frm Br00klyn Park · 54 replies · 1,126+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Posted: June 21, 2004 | Staff?
    WorldNetDaily LIFE WITH BIG BROTHERBush to screen population for mental illnessSweeping initiative links diagnoses to treatment with specific drugs Posted: June 21, 2004 5:00 p.m. Eastern © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com President Bush plans to unveil next month a sweeping mental health initiative that recommends screening for every citizen and promotes the use of expensive antidepressants and antipsychotic drugs favored by supporters of the administration. The New Freedom Initiative, according to a progress report, seeks to integrate mentally ill patients fully into the community by providing "services in the community, rather than institutions," the British Medical Journal reported. Critics say the plan protects the...
  • The Psycho State [By Rep. Ron Paul MD]

    09/14/2004 1:23:05 PM PDT · by Stephen25 · 1 replies · 279+ views
    http://www.lewrockwell.com/paul/paul203.html ^ | 9-14-04 | Congressman Ron Paul, MD
      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 treatment. 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...