Rep. Andre Carson (D) Indiana, has submitted a bill which would require a mental health “check-up” for deployed and pre-deployment members of the US military to be considered on the heels of the Memorial day season. The bill, HR 1463 which is titled “The Military Suicide Reduction Act,” is slated to come before the House Armed services Committee Panel for approval on June the 5th, 2013.
The military mental health bill was introduced by the 2nd Muslim ever to be elected to US Congress and a frequent Left-Wing critic of the US military presence in Iraq, while largely supporting the war in Afghanistan.
A Radical Liberal Background
However, Rep. Andre Carson is also the same elected official who thinks that the US public education system should be modeled after Islamic schools and was named as one of the world’s top 500 most influential Muslims.
In May of 2012, Rep.Carson stated this:
America will never tap into educational innovation and ingenuity without looking at the model that we have in our madrassas, in our schools, where innovation is encouraged, where the foundation is the Koran. And that model that we are pushing in some of our schools meets the multiple needs of students. …I have found that we need an educational model that is current, that meets the needs of our students. America must understand that she needs Muslims.
In July of 2012, Carson indicated that 9/11 was “tough on Muslims”–to which some might append, “maybe” but the Islamists were kind of tough on the US too, during the terrorist breach of September 2001. Carson also, much like the IRS and the Obama administration, despises Tea Party Conservatives and has used “KKK imagery” to smear the Tea Party on several occasions.
In August of 2011, Carson indicated that the Tea Party ‘wants black Americans hanging on a tree’ at a congressional black caucus event. The website Govtrack places Rep. Carson in the same general ideological position as Rep. Maxine Waters, thereby making Carson one of the more Left-leaning members of an already radical Democrat Congress, and by default, extraordinarily suspect when cobbling bills aimed at the US military.
Below is an outtake on Carson from the American Thinker:
In light of his role models, Carson’s lies about the Tea Party and peaceful ObamaCare protesters outside the Capitol calling Representative John Lewis the N-word “15 times” makes sense. It puts to rest any doubt about his adherence to Farrakhan’s world view. Just because Andre Carson occasionally has to throw his mentors under the bus à la Obama doesn’t mean he’s not a believer. As a faithful follower, he will say and do anything his masters tell him to do.
The Mental Health Bill as Reported from the Navy Times
Troops would be required to get a mental health checkup once every six months when deployed to contingency operations under a draft version of the 2014 defense bill approved by the House Armed Services Committee’s personnel panel.
Under the provision, service members would rate an in-person mental health screening every 180 days that they are operationally deployed.
These screenings would be in addition to ones already in place pre- and post-deployment, required 120 days before deployment and three times after deployment: between 90 to 180 days, 181 days and 18 months, and 18 and 30 months.
Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., originally sponsored HR 1464, the Military Mental Health Empowerment Act, that proposed the new in-theater screenings to improve behavioral health services on the front lines.
“We are quick to diagnose and treat service members who are injured in combat, with medics rushing to those who are struck by enemy IEDs or gunfire,” Carson said. “But when it comes to the mental health challenges placed on our service members, we abandon them through months of deployment to deal with post traumatic stress disorder, depression and suicidal thoughts.”
According to the Navy Times “The House Armed Services Committee will consider the legislation on June 5.” However the website Govtrack gives Carson’s bill little chance for approval at this juncture, however, caution might still be called for.
To protect our soldiers, this instance of possible discrimination might warrant concerned citizens to contact their congressional representatives and let them know how discriminatory such a requirement could be.
The possible unwarranted attachment of a diagnosis of mental illness could haunt these men for the rest of their careers, not to mention the fact that such a requirement could be misused in much the same way the Obama Regime has misused other government agencies. Mental illness and its symptoms are often subject only to the whims of the professional administering such a diagnosis.
However, if the bill should pass, it only seems fair, that the law should apply to each branch of government service rather than only the military. Especially after a series of governmental instances of:
-Failure to defend the US foreign service on the ground in Benghazi
-Targeting the Tea Party at a number of elected officials behest
-Targeting Christians and other Conservative groups
-Shipping weapons to Mexican gangsters
-Illegally purloining phone records of hundreds of journalists and even an entire media organization
-Doing nothing to limit America’s whopping $17 trillion dollar debt
While Rep.Carson’s bill as being presented seems configured to ostensibly help members of the military, such a bill could also easily backfire on US military men and especially veterans who while being in need of help, are often required to pay a hefty price as a result.
Some Veterans in need of financial help have recently received letters from the US government indicating a judgment of inability to handle their own affairs which resulted in a subsequent loss of their right to own firearms.