One of the nation’s leading medical groups, the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons (AAPS), decried a move by the U.S. Senate to join with the House in funding a federal program AAPS says will lead to mandatory psychological testing of every child in America – without the consent of parents.
“Soviet communists attempted to paint all opposition to the state as mental illness. It now seems our own federal government wants to create a therapeutic nanny state, beginning with schoolchildren. It’s not hard to imagine a time 20 or 30 years from now when government psychiatrists stigmatize children whose religious, social, or political values do not comport with those of the politically correct, secular state.
“American parents must do everything they can to remain responsible for their children’s well-being. If we allow government to become intimately involved with our children’s minds and bodies, we will have lost the final vestiges of parental authority. Strong families are the last line of defense against an overreaching bureaucratic state.”
Well I blogged a protest to this, but I guess it’s too late now. Some family values. So a girl knocked up by her father is left without counselling – after all, that needs parental consent – but now our kids will undergo “mental health screening” without parental consent. Seems like a sweet deal for the pharmaceutical companies. There is even some talk about not allowing kids in school who weren’t medicated.
Get ’em while they’re young. Meanwhile, what about our veterans returning from Iraq?