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RE: Your RIGHT to live??? Maybe not!
azimuth - 3/24/2005 9:45 PM
well, perhaps the most humane thing to do for our death row convicts is to put them down by starvation. If, according to the above article, it aint so bad to die that way then hey, we save on the cost of administering a lethal injection and all that that entails and as an added bonus, for no extra cost, we save on the last meal and the hands that prepare it. But wait, if we do 'em right now we get the pleasure of watching 'em die slowly; all the while quelling our guilty consciences with soothing thoughts of how euphoric it must be for them. How kind.
Perhaps we could find other members of society that would benefit from a little starvation therapy......hmmm......how about all those pesky poor people and druggies? They haven't much for which to live. Let's offer our services to them too!
The above article is crafted to make anyone who might be anguishing over whether Terry Sciavo is suffering to death, feel better and turn thier attention elsewhere. If she is a veggie, as some say, it doesn't matter. She's not feeling it. If she is feeling the agony, as this article seems to imply by feeling the need to salve our acing hearts, then she is being murdered in super slo-mo.
The reason they resort to starvation is because of the way the law is written. If they give her a sweet morphine send off, they have committed an act of homicide under our laws. If they remove "extraordinary means of life support", she legally dies a natural death. Those who think it is cruel should lobby to give the rest of us the right to have one final good buzz into the heavenly hereafter.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address