The,um, “opposition” has pretty much rolled over and played dead in response to Barry Obama. They stood by and watched while he decimated our health care system and our economy. They’ve stood by and watched while he decimated a lot of the gains made in the war on terror. Now, he’s made a move — of questionable legality — to water down rights specifically spelled out in The Constitution. WHO is going to stand up for us on this one?
Yes, fellow patriots, Barack Hussein Obama — mmm, mmm, mmm — has used his pen Putin, Chavez, Castro and Stalin-style to water down our freedoms. In particular, our 2nd and 4th amendment freedoms.
The feds gave us a sweet little gift some years back called HIPPA — which basically guarantees that the most intimate details of your relationship with your doctor(s) remain private. Now, thanks to Barry and his pen that is changing:
[…] Delivering on its promise to deliver “common sense” gun control, the Obama administration on Monday finalized a rule that enables health care providers to report the names of mentally ill patients to an FBI firearms background check system.
The action was one of a series of steps that President Barack Obama had called for in January 2013 in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., shootings to curb gun violence, but the rule was not published until today.
While the 1993 Brady law prohibits gun ownership by individuals who have been involuntarily committed, found incompetent to stand trial or otherwise deemed by a court to be a danger to themselves or others, federal health care privacy rules prohibited doctors and other providers from sharing information without the consent of their patients.
Under the rule, which takes effect next month, for the first time health providers can disclose the information to the background check system without legal repercussions.[…]
What defines “mentally ill”? (Some say you qualify if you voted for Obama and now support Bernie Sanders.)
If you take Xanax or Zoloft in the wake of a personal tragedy / family or loved one’s death, or some other tough time in life? THAT is going to knock out a huge chunk of the American population. What happens to our allegedly federally protected right to medical privacy? Do our psychiatric counseling sessions end up in a database accessible by the clerk at the gun counter in Wal-Mart?
Also, you are basically asking doctors to “profile”’ their patients. That’s right — the same practice you condemn law enforcement officers for reportedly practicing. (All Muslims aren’t terrorists. But EVERYONE who sees a psychiatrist needs to be banned from owning or purchasing a gun.) There are likely quite a few people in America, with some form of mental illness, who never run afoul of the law or hurt anyone. At what point is someone SO MENTAL that they should be reported to the FBI and sacrifice their 2nd amendment rights? Remember, we’re talking about people who have not necessarily had any interaction with the criminal justice system.
Think back to Janet Napolitano’s efforts at Homeland Security to encourage law enforcement to target Tea Partiers and other conservative activists as potential threats to security. How much of a reach would it be for the bureaucrats to adapt that thinking to include Tea Partiers, et. al, in this gun ban executive action?
This is not just partisanship. We have someone behaving like a dictator. With the swipe of his pen, without the advice and consent of our elected representatives, he is placing limits on our constitutional freedoms.
The GOP has given a lot of lip service to resistance to Obama since 2010. If this doesn’t motivate them to stand up to him, we need to take action in March and November to replace them with folks who will listen to us. Enough is enough.