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16 of 45 Part II

Dave Randall

Posted on March 19, 2019 23:57

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...and what we have, today.

Today, there can be no doubt that what we see, and what we read, coming from the 45th President himself, in words (verbally or via twitter) and deeds (we'll not yet consider accusations) can only be denied by dint of partisan fealty or doe-eyed respect for the office. 

Psychiatrists and Psychologists have a code of ethics that forbids diagnosis without treating the patient. That hasn't stopped thinking people from reading, researching, and putting two and two together as Dick Goodwin did, and coming to the conclusion that someone needs help or is is well beyond it. 

In a thumbnail sketch of history, I've pointed to 16 men who had problems. One looming larger than the others because it is happening, now. We can be heartened by history. Though these disorders may have played a role in wars and the suffering of many because of their race or lower social standing, no flaw in a sitting President's past has brought down the republic. We have relied on our institutions and allowed common decency and the rule of law to will out. 

We can't afford to lose heart. The stakes are too high. And we must not let misbegotten zeal blind us into thinking there is no problem at all. 15 are hindsight and perspective. Number 16, is as we live and breathe.

Dave Randall

Posted on March 19, 2019 23:57

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Source: BBC

Mental health: I lost two jobs because my Borderline Personality Disorder was misdiagnosed.

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