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Mental Health Checks

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After seeing so much news article and all the seemingly unhinged people out there espousing radical beliefs I really think we do have a mental health crisis in the Untied States. I have seen so many reports of people as well as seeing in person how out of touch with reality they, are I really think we need to institute mental health checks on people. I have seen people literally vote for people and issues that harm them. I think we need mental health checks to be allowed to vote in elections. If you cant prove you are not of completely sound mind you should not be allowed to vote. They can too easily be swayed to vote against their own best interests. By voting you are potentially hurting yourself or others. Along with that we really need mental health checks on extremist religions. We all have seen the damage that those religions cause to society as well as individual people. I am not denouncing any one religion, but rather all extremist religions, christian or not. Too many people have been hurt by their views. If you are deemed extreme by a mental health expert, you should not be allowed to worship in those churches. Radical ideas lead to radical events and no one benefits from radicalism.

I really think we need mental health checks on more people and if they are judged to be mentally ill then we need to protect society and themselves from harm by their potential actions.

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After seeing so much news article and all the seemingly unhinged people out there espousing radical beliefs I really think we do have a mental health crisis in the Untied States. I have seen so many reports of people as well as seeing in person how out of touch with reality they, are I really think we need to institute mental health checks on people. I have seen people literally vote for people and issues that harm them. I think we need mental health checks to be allowed to vote in elections. If you cant prove you are not of completely sound mind you should not be allowed to vote. They can too easily be swayed to vote against their own best interests. By voting you are potentially hurting yourself or others. Along with that we really need mental health checks on extremist religions. We all have seen the damage that those religions cause to society as well as individual people. I am not denouncing any one religion, but rather all extremist religions, christian or not. Too many people have been hurt by their views. If you are deemed extreme by a mental health expert, you should not be allowed to worship in those churches. Radical ideas lead to radical events and no one benefits from radicalism.

I really think we need mental health checks on more people and if they are judged to be mentally ill then we need to protect society and themselves from harm by their potential actions.

I'm honestly not trying to be mean, but you sound "off" to me and I'd probably disqualify you. Maybe you'd disqualify me, too. Every individual has a different point of view. Not even the "experts" agree.

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For someone who would "fight and die" for their second amendment rights, you sure are hell bent on taking other people's rights away from them.

There are so many "nopes" to this OP I just can't even begin...

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Sounds like this plan would run afoul of several federal laws, including the Voting Rights act of 1965. Feel free to look up the history of poll taxes and literacy tests as barriers to voting for examples of how these ideas have worked in the past.

Voter suppression is an undemocratic (little d) epidemic in this country and we should be fighting for less of it, not more.

As for suppressing people's ability to practice their religions as they see fit, I point you to the first amendment. "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..."

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I think that most people tend to vote for people/issues that they deem appropriate to their own morals/beliefs/preferences etc. If people are voting to their own detriment the reason is bigger than ones mental health, although I agree this may be the case in some instances. Other reasons could be one's lack of knowledge ( ie one did not do any homework on the issue) or politicians and the media being deceptive. Even if you think that mental health screening would help, who would perform them, who would decide, this would be a total cluster, IMO.

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OP--who determines who is mentally stable/unstable? Not allowing someone to attend a house of worship because they might be radical? Who determines if they are radical? Who determines if one votes for someone/issues that harm them? This sounds more like a society that existed during Stalin's time, or currently in Communist countries. I don't think you really want to live in that environment...or, maybe you do....

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If you cant prove you are not of completely sound mind you should not be allowed to vote.

I, for one, agree with you Kyrshamarks.

But first, I believe we should put our focus on inhibiting adolescents from having hormonal secretions, like my parents did with me!

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Before requiring mental health checks to vote, how about a mental health check to prevent the mentally "unhinged" from becoming president...lol

This is a joke because the op's arguments are a tad comical because they are flawed in countless ways imo.

But the potus one! Um...yeah. But we dont do that!

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Before requiring mental health checks to vote, how about a mental health check to prevent the mentally "unhinged" from becoming president...lol

This is a joke because the op's arguments are a tad comical because they are flawed in countless ways imo.

But the potus one! Um...yeah. But we dont do that!

You should settle for one who has some experience in politics

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OP:

One thing we have in the US is diversity. We have diversity of opinions, diiversity of view points,. We are all unique yet we all have some similarities as well. I think voting is something very personal. It is a secret ballot for a reason. When we as voters are deciding on which candidate to vote for, we each think of many factors. Some voters may focus on one issue, others may focus on the quality of a person, others yet may decide on a candidate because they do not like the other candidate. There is no way to determine what someone may be thinking. Some candidates may promose to be one way, but yet when elected into office are completely differnt.

Forcing people to vote for a particular candidate because of an issue you feel strongly about may not have the same affect to someone else. Likewise what you perceive as issues that may harm you may not be perceived in the same way by someone else.

The best we can do is become informed as we want to and make the best decision we can for our hopes for the future.

Mental health is a huge issue now. But determining someone's mental state on the day of election, not likely. For example... I could tell you "I love candidate A... they are the best, Candidate B is not effective" I tell this to you because it is what you want to hear even though I secretly like Candidate B. On voting day,you believe I voted for Candidate A, I said I did, however I secretly voted for Candidate B.

The best thing about a secret ballot, is that I do not have to tell people who I truly voted for. I can go and vote for the person I feel best meets my needs.

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I'm honestly not trying to be mean, but you sound "off" to me and I'd probably disqualify you. Maybe you'd disqualify me, too. Every individual has a different point of view. Not even the "experts" agree.

Gosh, you read my mind! (Even more amazing as you did it before I read the OP's post...:roflmao:)

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OP, you concern me. You and your guns concern me.

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