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Drinking the Pro-Death Kool-Aid

Farmer5 Wrote: Apr 01, 2012 12:53 PM
wssmith84,Neither you nor I know what Terri’s wishes were. Michael and the Shindlers disagreed. It appears your story line is that the noble Michael had one final virtuous duty to perform for his brain dead wife; to have her undocumented wishes to die be allowed to happen. Against him were the evil and selfish Shindlers who wanted to spend their own money to keep her alive against her supposed wishes. The noble Michael triumphed over the selfish Shindlers and was able to remarry. My point is Terri’s wishes are unknown to everyone posting here and individual rights have little real meaning to the dead, or the brain dead.

Lately, Americans have been quick to disparage other countries for their approach to life and death issues. In particular, many Americans have been outraged at the Netherlands’ policies regarding euthanasia, assisted suicide, infanticide and the killing of those with mental illnesses.

As Americans, we haven’t been entirely intellectually honest in addressing why these things have become so prevalent in Europe. After all, we would never allow that kind of immorality or degradation of human life. Not in this great nation. Right?

Wrong.

Americans had better look again and take the time to rethink their value systems. Because if you honestly believe...