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Monday, January 7, 2013

Doctors Without Constitutions



I am rapidly coming to the conclusion that one of the greatest threats to our freedom is Doctors in the "National Health Field."  This is from an article in the Tennessean by, "Manoj Jain is a Memphis physician whose writings have appeared in The Washington Post."

"Two weeks before the Newtown, Conn., shooting, I was at my doctor’s office for an annual physical exam, answering questions on an intake survey. Questions like “Do you smoke? How much?” and “Do you wear the seat belt?”
 
And then one question stuck out: “Do you have any firearms in the house? Are they stored in a locked area?” What business do my doctors have to ask me about my desire and acceptance to bear firearms? Politics aside, what does the medical and scientific literature say about gun ownership and gun control laws?"

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20130106/OPINION03/301050063


The problem is, of course, is that politics cannot be placed aside.

Perhaps Jain has not heard of of it, or more likely doesn't care for it when it interferes with what he wants to do. But it does have this section called the Fourth Amendment in the Bill of Rights. It was designed specifically to keep the government out of our private lives.

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized".
Jain, it is none of your damn business if I have guns and how they stored. 

Please stick to treating the sick and stay the hell out of politics. You are not God and no one has appointed you Supreme Leader.


"Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them." - Karl Popper

“It’s the presumption that Obama knows how all these industries ought to be operating better than people who have spent their lives in those industries, and a general cockiness going back to before he was president, and the fact that he has no experience whatever in managing anything. Only someone who has never had the responsibility for managing anything could believe he could manage just about everything.” - Thomas Sowell in Reason Magazine