America 5150: A Danger to Itself and Others

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.”

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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.

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