Wednesday, September 28, 2005

This just in: AOT stirs emotions ...

"Controversy is only dreaded by the advocates of error." Benjamin Rush

“No great advance has ever been made in science, politics, or religion, without controversy.” Lyman Beecher – American Presbyterian Minister Revivalist

“All great ideas are controversial, or have been at one time.” Gilbert Seldes

New Jersey has finally decided to take on the issue of providing assisted outpatient treatment to its most severely ill citizens. AOT is often controversial, eliciting strong feelings on both sides, as the hearing held earlier this week shows. But controversy itself isn’t negative, and strong emotions don’t undercut the fact that assisted outpatient treatment saves lives.

We at TAC salute Acting Governor Codey for his courage to not shy away from controversy and do what needs to be done for those in need.