Originally Posted by BucEyedPea
I am not really much for expanding state spending in the area in general as it gives govt more control over minds. Sounds benevolent but it never winds up that way with the state. Drugs or not, it's not a good idea. Drugs just make it worse. Then on top of our current fiscal condition. There's nothing some of the left and democrats won't fund. It's just none of the govt's business and is ripe for abuse.
It's extremely unlibertarian and I am very surprised at your support of the idea. It's Orwellian.
Here's some articles by Paul on it. The Therapeutic Nanny State
Particularly the fifth paragraph down.
Federal Funding for Mental Health Screening of Kids
"The psychiatric establishment and the pharmaceutical industry of course support government mental health screening programs in schools, because they both stand to benefit from millions of new customers. But we should not allow self-interested industries to use a government program to create a captive audience for their products. "
Yes I know. ( regarding the last sentence)
There are several ways to go here and they all involve spending money. If the research isn't done and the therapy isn't applied, then there really isn't anything left but medication. That's where we are right now.