Beyond Blue

New York Times reporter Pam Belluck’s article, “States Face Decisions on Who Is Mentally Fit to Vote” sort of reminded me of the tougher, revised Chinese laws on adoption–one stipulation being that no one taking antidepressants gets a kid. I know the discussion is more nuanced and difficult than that, but I had to think for a minute…are we Communist?
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I especially like this line:

“I just think if you are declared insane you should not be allowed to vote, period,” said Joseph DeLorenzo, chairman of the Cranston Board of Canvassers. “Some people are taking these two clowns and calling them disabled persons. Is insanity a disability? I have an answer to that: no. You’re insane; you’re nuts.”

Now now, Chairman, there are a variety of nuts here in this country … some work better than others as a gift basket. Would you like a brochure?

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