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The congressional action is the most recent effort to eliminate language from the U.S. code that has become outdated or demeaning.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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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.
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