Did You Know...

   

Legislation introduced to remove references to word ‘lunatic’ from federal law

Share
By Doug Powers  •  April 26, 2012 06:56 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

null

Relax, Nancy. We’re not talking about the House… at least not yet.

It’s been over 36 months since the Senate passed a budget and America continues to sink into a financial abyss, which means it’s well past time to… uh… strike the word “lunatic” from federal law:

Sens. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) on Wednesday introduced legislation that would remove all references to the word “lunatic” from federal law, a step they said is needed to reflect the country’s modern understanding of mental-health conditions.

Conrad said that by eliminating “lunatic” from federal law, the 21st Century Language Act, S. 2367, would help reduce the stigmatization of such conditions.

“Recently, a North Dakota constituent contacted my office to express support for legislative efforts to remove this outdated and inappropriate language from federal law,” Conrad said Wednesday. “Sen. Crapo and I agree that federal law should reflect the 21st-century understanding of mental illness and disease, and that the continued use of this pejorative term has no place in the U.S. Code.”

If this legislation goes through it won’t be the first time we’ve seen the headline “Harry Reid’s Senate Passes Lunatic Bill.”

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

blog comments powered by Disqus

Peer-reviewed study: Obama’s mixed messages contributing to climate change, mass confusion

September 1, 2015 10:19 AM by Doug Powers

obamaclosing

Spending ensues, no matter what (and that’s the important thing)

Hillary Clinton email proves without a doubt she’s the ‘future’

September 1, 2015 09:26 AM by Doug Powers

hillarygravity

Star tech

Peak pandering: Ahead of Alaska visit, Obama officially renames Mt. McKinley

August 31, 2015 07:48 AM by Doug Powers

obamapoint

“The mountain has spoken”

‘Degrade and ultimately destroy’ ISIS update: JV team ‘growing like crazy’

August 30, 2015 12:03 PM by Doug Powers

obamaisis1

Time to escalate the war on climate change

With friends like these: Iran deputy foreign minister welcomes Harry Reid’s Senate filibuster intention

August 30, 2015 09:32 AM by Doug Powers

harryreid

For the filibuster before he was against it before he was for it again


Categories: Barack Obama, Democrats, Harry Reid, Iran

Follow me on Twitter Follow me on Facebook