Cheeseburger Bill To Pass In House

Ronald wrote:

Should we tell Rep. Rick Keller this is what being a Libertarian

means. Accepting personal responsibility instead of blaming others?
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As a clinical psychologist, one of my main tasks involves helping my
clients accept personal responsibility and not blame others. This is
crucial to emotional health.

However, this falls within the realm of psychology, not political
economy or libertarianism.

I do not believe libertarians should support laws legislating
emotional health. It's another Big Govt program, and will fail as a
result. Let's work toward a society of fewer laws, not more. Let's
build a society having more freedom, not less.

Best, Michael

Dear Dr. Mike;

Eh???

The reference was to a possible bill to be passed in the House. The bill would ban lawsuits against burger joints for forcing people to eat at burger joints. Then getting them addicted to fast food burgers and causing them to become obese.

The analogy would be the lawsuits against the tobacco industry for forcing people to smoke cigarettes. Then getting them addicted and causing them to get various kinds of cancer.

There wasn't anything there about making laws for or against mental and or emotional health or anything like that.

Ron Getty
SF Libertarian.

"Dr. Michael R. Edelstein" <dredelstein@...> wrote:
Ronald wrote:

Should we tell Rep. Rick Keller this is what being a Libertarian

means. Accepting personal responsibility instead of blaming others?
<

As a clinical psychologist, one of my main tasks involves helping my
clients accept personal responsibility and not blame others. This is
crucial to emotional health.

However, this falls within the realm of psychology, not political
economy or libertarianism.

I do not believe libertarians should support laws legislating
emotional health. It's another Big Govt program, and will fail as a
result. Let's work toward a society of fewer laws, not more. Let's
build a society having more freedom, not less.

Best, Michael