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How does eliminating mental institutions and defunding the police help society?

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In our woke culture, everyone should reach an equitable status according to them. Privilege is not something that is earned. It was unfairly given to the white racial group of people, while black and brown people were oppressed at every turn. According to these Marxist concepts, everyone should receive the same outcome and should be treated equally, no matter the talent, effort, and overall work ethic.

Our woke society believes that it is necessary to provide advantages to protected classes and impose handicaps on the whites, who were given so many advantages in the past. The elites believe this should happen to all whites except for them. The disadvantaged people of color, according to them, should receive these advantages so the elites could parade as liberators.

The social justice concept is not about establishing a specific set of rules to make the playing field fair for everyone. Instead, it is about equity, creating equal outcomes by giving one group more than they honestly earned. This scheme will only create animosity among the people who were robbed of what they legitimately earned. It is a policy that will create internal strife between the whites and the protected classes. This decreases the overall motivation for improving one’s lot in life for everyone. The once disadvantaged who receive something for nothing will believe they deserve what they are given.

The increase in government equity handouts without spending effort and time earning it gives the “protected class” the opportunity to stretch the boundaries of law and order ending in mental health problems and prison time.

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Many advocates who want to empty mental institutions and prisons are justifying it since many of them are themselves disadvantaged and non-white. Does society have the right to incarcerate people who do destructive and harmful acts to innocent people? Does the average person have the right to expect others to act appropriately in a law-abiding, civilized way? If the answer to both questions is “no,” then both these institutions should be abolished. If citizens should be protected from erratic and harmful actions from others, then the answer is “yes.”

We have already seen the results of easing restrictions on acting out behavior in our homes, in our government schools, our streets, and with our district attorneys releasing hardcore criminals back on the streets. Even our politicians are breaking the law with no prosecution. Our legal system has become a joke producing nothing but chaos and disillusion about our society’s future.

Standards of appropriateness and laws must be enforced to ensure the quality of life in homes, neighborhoods, nations, or even worldwide. When these reasonable rules and appropriate behavior are established and followed, the overall environment is stabilized and incrementally improves. Life becomes predictable and reasonable. The opposite happens when this process is reversed by lowering expectations and standards. Everyone suffers except for the low lives who take advantage of the unprotected and naïve.

Without laws and standards being upheld, any group, organization, or nation will lapse into self-destruction. The groups advocating for defunding the police and closing mental facilities are either anarchists, ignorant, or persons who do not care about the welfare of the USA or living in a civilized world.

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, our country relaxed our state and local standards releasing many chronic and severely violent criminals as well as mentally dangerous individuals back on the street. At the same time, our government’s social welfare system argued that they deserved a second chance.

Many of them had many chances to return to their communities but failed. At the same time, there was a campaign in the media to normalize previously extreme behavior. As our standards decreased, crime and bizarre behavior were witnessed with increased riots, random shootings, brazen shoplifting, and more insane marches demanding more acceptance for deviant behavior.

When a society relaxes its standards for crime and bizarre behavior, the incidents of these behaviors understandably increase. The two institutions of prison and mental health facilities exist because they are vital for the safety of the public. Mentally ill people and criminals cause pain, loss of property, and even death to innocent people. Eliminating these two institutions will increase physical and mental harm to innocent people. Every individual has a right to be protected from those who disregard the law and civil behavior.

Domenick Maglio, PhD. is a columnist carried by various newspapers and blogs, an author of several books and owner/director of Wider Horizons School, a college prep program. Dr. Maglio is an author of weekly newspaper articles, INVASION WITHIN and the latest book entitled, IN CHARGE PARENTING In a PC World. You can see many of Dr. Maglio’s articles at www.drmaglioblogspot.com.

Dr. Domenick Maglio
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Dr. Domenick Maglio holds a Ph.D. in Human Development with more than forty years of experience in the field of education and mental health. During his career, he has worked as a clinical psychologist in the Florida prison system. He served as the director of Hernando County Domestic Violence program for ten years. He also served as the director of Open Door for Mental Health, a program helping mentally ill patients transition from state mental hospitals to the community. He taught for a decade in higher education and served as a board member with the National Independent Private Schools Association.
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