Look at our society's priorities in this photograph.
Anyone can see that Americans only pay lip service with regard to the idea of civil rights for people with disabilities. However, when it comes to the actual statistics, there is nothing but contempt for these people.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness reported 2 million people who suffer from psychological conditions are incarcerated each year. Knowing that, how do you expect them to conduct themselves upon release?
Sure, Americans claim to have compassion for those with disabilities-especially those who experience psychological trauma (sorry, Iraq “veterans” don’t count, because they did that to themselves and questioned my patriotism in the process).
Will someone explain how the United States can claim moral superiority when Americans treat people with physical, and psychological disabilities as if they are criminals? We all know that most of the people in the American criminal “justice” system have some form of mental illness, so there’s no point in lying about where we, as Americans, stand on the issue.
That’s right, they’re going to be find themselves right back in again-oh, but we’re supposed to have compassion for idiots who went to Iraq who murdered and raped as many women and children as they possibly could while they were in the theatre because they decided to shoot people in a McDonald’s. A Vietnam veteran did that in a San Ysidro, California on July 18, 1984), killing 21 (source: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/twenty-one-people-are-shot-to-death-at-mcdonalds).
Oh, no! It doesn’t work that way.
If some baby killer who didn’t have the guts to dodge the draft during the Vietnam War got sympathy from society because of his post-traumatic stress disorder (which is a real condition), then this society should put just as much consideration toward the developmentally disabled and people who received traumatic brain injuries without going to a quagmire.
We need to invest in those who have psychological conditions or just admit to the world that Americans are not pro-life-because we aren’t.