WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S Congress doesn’t agree on much, but they’ve come to agree on one thing – the ban on the word “lunatic”, which actually comes from the Latin word, moon and the belief that it could affect mental health!
The House voted 398-1 on the bill and the only “no” came from our own Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert, who said “it was madness for lawmakers to waste time on such a measure when more high profile issues loom”…such as…I don’t know…federal debt?! The fiscal cliff!?
This bill will now go to President Obama for his John Hancock.
The term, which still appears in some parts of federal law, will now be banned from all federal legislation.
2 years ago they banned the term “mental retardation”. Looking at our current economic state, it’s hard to miss the irony.