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Thu Oct 13, 2016, 11:13 PM

Tax records? health records?

I would much rather that anyone who is going to run for our president to have an extensive psychological exam to prove them mentally fit to safely lead millions of people.

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Reply Tax records? health records? (Original post)
Doreen Oct 2016 OP
asiliveandbreathe Oct 2016 #1
Doreen Oct 2016 #3
2naSalit Oct 2016 #2
ColemanMaskell Oct 2016 #4
Doreen Oct 2016 #5

Response to Doreen (Original post)

Thu Oct 13, 2016, 11:22 PM

1. I want the tax records...this needs to stay in the spotlight..

Hopefully Hillary will address it, again, at the last debate -

as far as the mental exam -I think we can agree that the court of public opinion, on this candidate, is already reported in..UNFIT! DOES NOT QUALIFY! LACKS TEMPERMENT! - LACKS JUDGEMENT! -DEFINITELY CANNOT GET ANYWHERE NEAR THE BUTTON!

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Response to asiliveandbreathe (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 13, 2016, 11:31 PM

3. I actually do think

they need to give the tax records but if they are going to run they need to do the mental exam first. If they do not pass the mental exam we would never have to worry about the tax records because they would not be allowed to run. Save the entire country from all of this crap we have been dealing with.

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Response to Doreen (Original post)

Thu Oct 13, 2016, 11:24 PM

2. I'd go for

all of the above.

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Response to Doreen (Original post)

Fri Oct 14, 2016, 01:10 AM

4. Mental exams can be used as political censorship, so no; also no literacy tests.

Who writes the test?

As an example of the problem,
Remember that until recently LGBT behaviors were considered mental disorders and listed as such in the primary psychological reference The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA).

In the USSR, Anti-Soviet activists were considered, or at least labeled, as mentally ill.

Mental health or illness is a fluid concept dependent on the prevailing cultural norms. That's one reason the DSM is in its fifth edition, and we can expect many further revisions as norms of behavior change.

There is no objective scientific definition for "mentally fit". The concept can, however, be used as a dangerous political tool to suppress opposition.

You can label all the right wing nut jobs crazy today, but do you want to pass a law that will enable them, when they happen to be in power, to administer psychiatric evaluations that they design? I don't want to go down that path.

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Response to ColemanMaskell (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 14, 2016, 11:50 AM

5. Unfortunantly...

you make a very good point. It just would be a comfort to know we could not be forced to have a sociopath in office.

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