Skip to comments.House Passes Measure Removing Word ‘Lunatic’ From Federal Law
Posted on 12/19/2012 2:16:40 PM PST by combat_boots
WASHINGTON (CBS DC) The word lunatic will be stricken from federal law under legislation that passed the House by a vote of 398-1 on Wednesday.
The congressional action is the most recent effort to eliminate language from the U.S. code that has become outdated or demeaning. Two years ago, Congress removed references in federal law to the term mental retardation.
The only no vote was cast by Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, who said in a statement that, not only should we not eliminate the word lunatic from federal law when the most pressing issue of the day is saving our country from bankruptcy, we should use the word to describe the people who want to continue with business as usual in Washington.
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Is “whack job” still okay?
How about “moonbat”?
How about giving the Golden Balls award to Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas for daring to speak the truth?
How about all its synonyms, like “liberal”, “progressive”, “Democrat”, “Biden”, etc.?
Our do nothing congress handling important matters!
It hits too close to home.
If artificial lighting hadn’t abolished the night; we’d still understand why moonlight was linked to insanity.
Demeaning to rock worshippers of desert origin?
I hope they haven’t stricken moron, imbecile and retard from their lexicon because the congress will have no way of adequately describing what it is truly comprised of.
How in the world can you write a job description for a Congressman without using “lunatic”?
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What we need to do is remove the lunatics from the House.
We are politically correcting ourselves out of existence.
Look what the politically correct move to cut back on incarcerating people with mental health issues, garnered us last Friday.
We let the man that nearly ended Ronald Reagan’s life early in his first term, out on the streets unsupervised now.
And here we are sweating loaded guns, when we should be focusing on unloaded mental health patients onto the streets.
Next they’ll “eliminate” the words: liar, thief, constitutionally qualified for office, illegal alien, Mancherian candidate, sedition, treason, subversion, arab terrorist, islamonazi, religious freedom, and right to bear arms. A great way to eliminate any criticism of what they’re doing to us just ban the applicable words.(Ps: Its hilarious they’re starting with “lunatic”. Haha.)
Next they’ll “eliminate” the words: liar, thief, constitutionally qualified for office, illegal alien, Mancherian candidate, sedition, treason, subversion, arab terrorist, islamonazi, religious freedom, and right to bear arms. A great way to eliminate any criticism of what they’re doing to us just ban the applicable words.(Ps: Its hilarious they’re starting with “lunatic”. Haha hoho heeehee.)
Leave “douchebag” alone. It describes liberals perfectly.
The odds are that the single vote is NOT from a lunatic.
I may be crazy
But it may just be
A ___(censored)___ you're looking for
Turn out the light
Don't try to save me
Cause after all
when all is done
You may be right.
Perfect timing for the retards in Congress. Supporting linguistic activism from the sociopaths of romanticism/feminism/progressivism is more important than the lives of children.
Tending to the most pressing issues of the day I see. /s
Hey Congress! (ya morons)
Did you know that one of the collection of collective nouns for a group of baboons is “congress”?
(FWIW, “flange”, “rumpus”, “tribe”, “troop” are also applicable...)
“And here we are sweating loaded guns, when we should be focusing on unloaded mental health patients onto the streets.”
Bingo. When we accepted changing the language of concrete reality to that of soft euphemisms, we entered the era of accepting feelings as facts. Reality is no longer a fact, it’s a feeling.
Because of this we closed down viable institutions, not always perfect, but viable. And some “experts” came along and labeled the institutions as un-feeling, de-humanizing places and thought that the best place for the patients who lived there would be “the community”.
Once freed from these evil institutions, the “clients” would go to “community based clinics” and take their medication and take advantage of all of the services that the clinic would provide.
I can go and on and on, but you get the picture.
It failed, miserably. But no one will admit it.
It might make somebody feel bad.
Bad timing there, chief.
Why? Was the Moon offended?
Now, what word can we use to describe Democrats since we can no longer use “Lunatics”?
Suggestions? Freepers. Have at it.
*Just plain fu*king crazy
Awesome. I’m glad the lunatics on Capitol Hill had enough free time on their hands to get this done.
I agree. Then you also had the Leftists putting out movies like “One Flew Over the CooCoo’s Nest” and everyone immediately vilified (in their own minds) electro-shock therapy.
Then folks were set up to think that mental health facilities were so mean, and vile.
Never-mind that some people can’t function without help like this.
Our Leftist media gets it wrong so often. It’s a real shame, and very destructive.
Joins “idiot,” “imbecile,” and “moron.” Can “cretin” be far behind?
They have redacted the term “Islamic Terrorist” from the lexicon, so this only makes sense.
I see the inmates are still running the asylum.
Film at 11
A lunatic kills 26 adults and children in a grade school and the politicians just want to ignore the word and the problem will go away?...Lunatics!
The lable lunatic made Liberals uncomfortable.