Can you believe it? A society that is supposed to defend the defenseless (as with the handicapped) and protect the innocent (ex. animals) and nurture the weak (for instance the sick and the terminally ill) now defends mercy killing. See this FACTUAL SOURCE:
If you visited the link above for ProCon.org, you will notice something here. All but two are European countries. Meaning…? Those countries leading the world in economics and medicine are also those with the least amount of hope and or belief in the ability of money or science to SAVE people, to SAVE LIFE. Merely looking at statistics we can see the the conviction that live is worth saving has no direct relationship with wealth or education. Again, these European countries are among the richest and most educated in the world. Exempting the fact that Canada is every bit as secularized and humanistic in its belief system (Canada also approves PAS), this startling fact of those countries that allow euthanasia and Physician assisted suicide (PAS) shows the depths of the despair and the disdain for human life.
May the United States of America finally make a difference now that the Supreme Court has on the bench a judge who understands life related issues from a dignified view of human life and who understands that one’s own opinion of what is “convenient” and what is “expedient” does NOT validate determining end of life issues. Life is a constitutional RIGHT. No one can take that away from me…not EVEN myself.
The decision is not about “liberal” vs. “conservative,” but simply about preciousness of life versus “individualism.” I hope that the USA doesn’t follow the nihilism of Nietzsche, lest sooner, rather than later, the world become populated by “the last man” (as he called the desperate, immoral and aimless human beings).
The LAST MAN will be those who know NO VALUES of any kind, which will enable them to dispose of, treat as useless and dispose of anyone, anything and any idea that does not meet popular approval.
THINK ABOUT IT on Nov. 8th as you vote.
David L. Rogers, M.A.Min.