Posts made in October, 2014

Gabby Get Your Gun

Gabby Get Your Gun

Note: The following email is addressed to Gabby Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, who run a PAC (Americans for Responsible Solutions) to support candidates who are for gun-control. This email was written in response to their latest email blast seeking financial support. Some minor edits have been made. October 20, 2014 Gabby Get Your Gun By Ted Burnett Is there any real difference between gun violence in America and war? What would Martin Luther King, Jr., who led the non-violent Civil Rights movement in the South to end desegregation, have to say? Gabby accepted the Navy’s very tempting offer of naming a combat ship after her not because she served in the Navy or the Marine Corps or because she was a big supporter of the Armed Forces while a member of...

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From The White House

From The White House

The White House Washington October 8, 2014 Dear Ted: Thank you for writing. I have heard from many Americans whose lives have been affected by mental health issues, and I appreciate your perspective. The needs of people with mental illnesses have gone unaddressed for far too long. Since the first White House Conference on Mental Health over a decade ago, doctors and researchers have made extraordinary progress in diagnosing and treating mental illnesses, and promoting mental health. Yet, many families still lack access to the treatments and community resources needed to help their loved ones recover. As a longtime supporter of mental health parity, I recognize we must do more to improve services for individuals and families. My Administration has coordinated...

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