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Kentucky Censors N.C.-Based
Syndicated Columnist

Carolina Journal (Raleigh, NC), by Sara Burrows

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Posted By:rivlax, 7/16/2013 12:26:54 PM

North Carolina psychologist John Rosemond’s popular parenting advice column has been syndicated in more than 200 newspapers across the country since 1976, but soon it may disappear from all newspapers in the state of Kentucky. In May, Kentucky’s attorney general sent Rosemond a letter asking that he “cease and desist” publishing his Dear-Abby-style advice column in the state, saying that doing so constituted the unlicensed “practice of psychology,” a crime punishable by $500 per offense and up to 6 months in jail.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: QRP, 7/16/2013 12:46:43 PM     (No. 9426785)

Looks like the AG has a lot of time on his hands. His beef is with the newspapers not Mr. Rosemond. Don´t know what he is going to do about Kentucky residents that access Mr. Rosemond´s column via the internet.
Wonder if North Carolina is going to extradite Mr. Rosemond. Supreme Court here we come.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/16/2013 12:53:53 PM     (No. 9426799)

Rosemond has written wonderful advice for decades. This is absurd.

As I recall a licensed psychologist will not give advice on a specific case without having met and examined the subject person. Thus putting the licensing requirement in place would seem to shut down all advice columns by other than lay persons who may not have a clue as to what they are talking about.

Sounds as though it is Kentucky´s loss, not Rosemond´s or his syndicator´s.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/16/2013 12:54:46 PM     (No. 9426802)

PS. AG Conway is a Democrat.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: fourpmfox, 7/16/2013 1:26:26 PM     (No. 9426847)

This is just another case of an agency with too much time on their hands and too much budget available. Nobody is forcing anyone to read the column or to take his advice.
If they have the manpower to worry about something like this, cut their budget by 25% to begin with.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: seamusm, 7/16/2013 1:45:13 PM     (No. 9426877)

Italian proverb -´The mother of idiots is always pregnant.´ It would be funny if this weren´t so tragic.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JHBoatwright, 7/16/2013 1:52:03 PM     (No. 9426887)

Re: "....saying that doing so constituted the unlicensed “practice of psychology,” a crime punishable by $500 per offense and up to 6 months in jail....."

Would this also apply to the MSM, in print and on the airwaves?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: right-turn, 7/16/2013 3:05:42 PM     (No. 9426994)

If someone gives what could be interpreted as psychological advise via a reply on this web site would that be subject to a license from Kentucky?
If I suggest that the AG needs psychological testing is that psychological advice?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: plumnellie, 7/16/2013 7:37:17 PM     (No. 9427524)

Ridiculous. Glad the AG is a Dem. Could not imagine a Repub doing such silly business but one never knows these days. Party lines are so blurred when it comes to things I find without merit. We live in an upside down world. No real problems get tackled only school lunches and Dear Abby columns. Benghazi is ignored and Hillary´s high fives to the sisterhood is big news. I be travelin a fur piece or whatever Hillary said in her best Step-n-Fetchit ebonics.

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