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Let's Hear It For "Doctor Control"
My friend Derry Brownfield recently carried an article in his newsletter written by Nathan Tabor for News Max.com. It bears repeating.
"According to statistics provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, there is an interesting correlation between accidental deaths caused by guns and those caused by doctors. There are 700,000 physicians in the U.S. that cause 120,000 accidental deaths each year. Accidental death per physician is 0.171 percent. There are 80 million gun owners in the U.S. responsible for 1,500 accidental gun deaths per year for a percentage of accidental deaths per gun owner of 0.0000188. Doctors are 9,000 times more dangerous to the public health than gun owners."
With such statistics, one would think that there would be an avalanche of politicians and social commentators clamoring for "doctor control." After all, since public health and safety are the paramount issues today, it stands to reason that this glaring loophole must be corrected. Therefore, Congress should quickly introduce strict "doctor control" laws to avert disaster!
So, where are our safety minded friends? Do they not care that thousands of potential doctor deaths are hanging in the balance? Where is their compassion and sense of moral obligation?
Furthermore, should we not crack down on the doctor manufacturers? After all, it is not just the doctor, it is the doctor manufacturer that is equally culpable. Therefore, we need to see serious legislation that would allow medical schools to be held liable for any and all deaths caused by a doctor.
Beyond that, we need to affix stiff taxes on doctor tools and equipment. After all, when a doctor inflicts harm, he is always "loaded" with "high capacity" scalpels, needles, and electronic equipment. Truly, no doctor needs more than 10 "rounds" of medicine. Obviously, any cylinder which is capable of greater capacity should be immediately banned!
Therefore, I am calling on all concerned citizens to begin petitioning their respective members of Congress. Tell them you want strict "doctor control" laws implemented immediately! Tell them you especially want Congress to do something about "assault doctors." Those are doctors that pose no extra risk but look menacing. They must be removed from hospitals and clinics with all haste!
If we act quickly and decisively, we might be able
to save America from a terrible fate. Let's hear it for "doctor control."