There is a group of psychiatrists, odds are almost certain that they are liberals, that is determined to diagnose President Donald Trump from a distance. The goal is to convince America that he is not safe to hold the reins of the nation. They have used the same political ploys that were used against Barry Goldwater, Ronald Reagan, and George Bush. There is the same amount of honesty in this attempt. Read this.
As Written and Reported By John Sexton for Hot Air:
Psychiatrists Brandy Lee and Leonard Glass are leading a campaign to convince the public that President Trump is a danger to the country. In a piece written for Politico Magazine today, they argue that their efforts do not violate the longstanding “Goldwater rule” against making a diagnosis of a public figure without examining that individual in person. The Goldwater rule was put in place in 1973 by the American Psychiatric Association after a group of its members signed a letter saying Barry Goldwater was unfit to be president. The NY Times described the genesis of the rule here:
In the midst of a deeply divisive presidential campaign, more than 1,000 psychiatrists declared the Republican candidate unfit for the office, citing severe personality defects, including paranoia, a grandiose manner and a Godlike self-image. One doctor called him “a dangerous lunatic.”
The year was 1964, and after losing in a landslide, the candidate, Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona, sued the publisher of Fact magazine, which had published the survey, winning $75,000 in damages.
But doctors attacked the survey, too, for its unsupported clinical language and obvious partisanship. In 1973, the American Psychiatric Associationadopted what became known as the Goldwater Rule, declaring it unethical for any psychiatrist to diagnose a public figure’s condition “unless he or she has conducted an examination and has….
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