Magic City Morning Star
By Elyse Van Breemen
October 10, 2006
It is unpopular with parents. It is being picketed. There is a petition against it. It is called Teen Screen. Its intention is to screen every American teenager for mental illness.
Teen Screen underlies the scheme to screen every American of any age for mental illness. It has its horrors, for the result of the screening is most often a prescription for mind-altering psychiatric drugs.
But a new horror surfaces. Teen Screen and its counterparts are signs of our country moving from cause to effect. "Cause" would mean creating life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness by positive thought and action. In other words, you make things happen. "Effect" would be having others create and control your life for you, with little liberty or happiness. In other words, things happen to you, you don't make them happen.