Murphy Bill Being Sneaked Into House Legislation

by Phil Hickey on November 29, 2016

This morning I received an email from Oldhead, who has been active in opposing the Murphy Bill.  Here are two quotes from the email:

“As succinctly as possible — the main language from MURPHY (including AOT funding) has been consolidated with another bill, the 21ST CENTURY CURES bill, which is being introduced as a House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to H.R. 34, Tsunami Warning, Education and Research Act of 2015.’  In other words, Murphy is being slipped through on another bill’s coattails, if Murphy, Jaffee & Co. have their say.”

“So there we have it, I guess.  We should be calling our congressional representatives TODAY — TUESDAY — to request that they vote AGAINST the 21ST CENTURY CURES bill being amended to H.R. 34 if it is consolidated with HR 4626 (the original Murphy bill).  You could mention that you are specifically opposed to TITLE XIV Section 14002 (AOT) [Assisted Outpatient Treatment].  I know this is a mouthful.  People with the time should focus on Democrats, but first make sure you contact your local representatives. If it’s a Republican, focus on the enormous cost and waste of taxpayer funds. Use our anti-AOT talking points as a general guide. They’re posted in the organizing forum (here) if you don’t already have them.”

On Wednesday (tomorrow), the House is expected to vote on whether to incorporate the Murphy Bill provisions into the 21st Century Cures Bill.

If there was ever a time for political lobbying, it’s now.  If you live in the US, please phone your Congressperson today, and ask him or her to oppose this amendment.  The last thing we need is any more psychiatric drugging, particularly enforced drugging.

If you don’t know how to contact your Congressman, go here.

  • Cledwyn In Search of Lost Pus

    It’s funny how the kind of fanaticism fueling this bill escapes psychiatric scrutiny. As Robert Burton said, to paraphrase, when madness is widespread, it ceases to be madness at all.

    To the fanatic, independence of thought and expression is tantamount to theft, an invasion of the fanatic’s proprietary rights.

    Everywhere you go, people trying to stick a flag in your ass…

    I’m going to have throw in my lot with some other ape, one that isn’t bent on reforming its brethren, though its chances of success would be far greater than the ape who has the dubious distinction of being the only one of its kind that tries to reform its own, wherein most of the world’s problems originate. Not even our brothers in the baboon kingdom have stooped so low, nasty buggers though they are.

    We should follow the example of the gorilla;

    “A zoologist who observed gorillas in their native habitat was amazed by the uniformity of their life and their vast idleness. Hours and hours without doing anything. Was boredom unknown to them?”

    Emil Cioran

    Only a species as corrupt as ours would label sloth a sin, and demonize the inactive. It is not for nothing that Goncharov portrayed Oblomov – the patron saint of sloth – as a saintly soul.

    It’s no wonder that fanaticism is never really taken seriously as a worthy object of the zeal of the reformers; it’s because there isn’t a single reformer standing who isn’t a fanatic himself, and men are loath to reform themselves, even though this should be our point of departure in embarking on a venture as doomed to founder as the reformation of our own kind.

    Prohibitionists, mental health fanatics, and now, in a recent development, megalomaniacal martyrs, brandishing their bloody crucifixes at us; all are cast in the same diabolical mold.

    They are like people who spend all their time sticking their noses over the fence, telling other people how to look after their garden, whilst their own goes to seed. Or like people afflicted with the plague, trying to cure others, whilst spreading that which they purport to cure.

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