The President is deputizing medical and mental health professionals who will be expected to betray to government and law enforcement authorities, the status of any American regarding gun ownership. This should strike terror in the soul of those who might rely on those professionals at one point or another in his life. All arguments about Constitutionality aside, turning medical providers into a network of government spies will be deadly.
Take, for example, the military. I have a Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Development, so I am a mental health professional turned talk show host who lives in a military city. In my work, I have observed that the first concern of those really needing help, is confidentiality. I have examined the suicide phenomena among our soldiers. It is remarkably high and climbing. It does not take a professional degree to conclude that our troops might not want to confide in a mental health professional for fear of losing their military position. To seek help is to risk losing your fundamental right to defend and provide for your family, or even to work. The precursor to this liberalism was the Fort Hood massacre of American soldiers by a radical Islamist. Our bravest deserve the best, and certainly better than to be sent like lambs to slaughter.
Under Obama’s new E.O., not only is your confidentiality gone, but your mental or medical professional must have you locked up if she deems you a potential risk. Does that make you feel safer? Really?
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