Classic definition of someone who needs urgent attention, for their own safety and the safety of others.
“Section 5150 is a section of the California Welfare and Institutions Code (specifically, the Lanterman–Petris–Short Act or “LPS”) which allows a qualified officer or clinician to involuntarily confine a person deemed to have a mental disorder that makes him or her a danger to self, a danger to others, and/or gravely disabled.”
Ok, now read these two articles and ask yourself: Isn’t America a danger to itself and others?
This is Why We Need Obamacare (Kristof, NYT)
Calling America: Hello, Hello? (Friedman, NYT)
Is it time for an intervention?
And don’t say “Divine” intervention. We’ve tried that.
Isn’t America so “Exceptional”? Oh yes.
Exceptionally in need of Help.