Nothing like a crisis to push through agendas.I guess the guy that
flew his airplane into the IRS building years ago, we could say if we just
balanced the budget and paid down the debt. Then people wouldn't fly planes
So, it's perfectly fine to medicate a defendant so they can be competent to
stand trial, but medicating them *before* they commit a crime is likely to be
seen as an immoral increase in taxes or federal involvement in the economy, or
something (help me out, right wingers, what do you believe, any more?)With this morning's news about firefighters in NY being shot and killed
responding to a house fire, we definitely need to help the crazies around us, or
somehow prevent them from getting guns, or let them keep their guns, but take
away their ammo.
I suspect that the reverse may be true. In many mass shootings the perpetrators
have been on some kind of antidepressant medication, or experiencing the effects
of withdrawal of medications. An expansion of Medicaid will likely put more
people on antidepressants. Rather than try to control guns, maybe there should
be less medicating of the populace.
That anyone would have the audacity to claim that increase in Medicaid funding
would prevent Newtown tragedies is astounding. Americans, wake up!