I read an article in the Huffington Post this morning that just made my blood boil! It led me to believe that right-wing radio host Michael Savage doesn’t know his arse from a hole in the ground when it comes to Epilepsy!
Putting the ongoing heated disputes between Republicans and Democrats aside! Trying to use epilepsy as the reason Roberts upheld the Affordable Healthcare Act and trying to discredit him based on idea that his epilepsy might have made him a little slow or cognitively challenged is appalling! Obviously he was not to slow or cognitively challenged to go through the rigorous schooling needed to become a Judge or to be nominated as the 17th Chief Justice of the United States! As a mom of a child with epilepsy all I can say is how very dare you Mr. Savage!
There are many accomplished people who have epilepsy! What’s unfortunate here is the fact that you are perpetuating a myth in suggesting a person who has endured a seizure or who takes medication for epilepsy is not capable of making an informed decision! It is hard enough for the epilepsy community to dispel the myths and stigmas that surround epilepsy and you sir are not making it any easier! You should be ashamed of yourself for such an attack!
In the future, as you are scavenging around for information that you feel might make your political point and/or resonate with your listeners please take into consideration what you are planning to say and those you are affecting in doing so!
You can find some great information and get to know the facts and myths associated with epilepsy by clicking on this LINK or visiting Talk About It or the Epilepsy Foundation websites!