The Perils of the First Amendment – Free Speech
Since O.D.D. [oppositional defiant disorder] has many political ramifications, one may suggest this is government’s way of inventing loose and vague definitions such as this one related to the alleged illness of ODD and apply it to a threat level connected to three areas of concern – government compliance – political resistance – behavioral disobedience.
Each carry a sanction that would allow the government to restrict speech, movement and other “rights” under the constitution based on being perceived a threat to the orderly operation of the government.
In fact, each of these illnesses can impose restrictions on other “rights” as well such as the 2nd Amendment right to carry a firearm. They could in fact, leak into all our Bill of Rights implied and written in our Constitution.
The list would be endless if government were allowed to impose such bans on aircraft travel, passports, job applications or employment opportunities etc.
Using this approach is not new – as a matter of fact, it was used by the communists in Russia that allowed actions to be taken that defied our Constitutional conscious and created a wave of systems that imposed psychological and physical barriers upon people who were identified to be problematic politically.
In a 1959 speech, Nikita Khrushchev made the following remark: “Can there be diseases, nervous diseases among certain people in the communist society? Evidently there can be. If that is so, then there also will be offenses which are characteristic of people with abnormal minds.
To those who might start calling for opposition to communism on this ‘basis,’ we say that now, too, there are people who fight against communism, but clearly the mental state of such people is not normal.”
Under the current government, if President Obama were to order psychiatrists to immediately look for signs of insanity or instability, he would successfully deploy and implement his mass gun control program through this means of using medical and psychological warfare against the people, disabling them from guns and under government’s custody and care.
Once government is satisfied with the criteria for such illness, it will be likely that any opposition to a specific religion, e.g. Christianity or Islam could in fact be an indicator of being O.D.D in mindset.
America would therefore, find a way to institutionalize all those mentally ill and who have been identified or targeted as anti-government or political party orientation thus banned or barred from certain activities or denied rights under our form of Constitutional protection.