I am not strong enough to save both. If I tried, both would die, and probably, so would I. What is the point of that? That would be a waste of my energy, and result in a 3-fold larger loss of life. That's stupid.No... that's prejudiced. You should have to exert equal simultaneous effort saving both.
You always have the option of killing yourself. And I believe very fervently in assisted suicide for virtually any reason, because of exactly the point you've made: none of us get to choose to be here, or under what circumstances. And I think it is wrong to force people to kill themselves in messy or ineffective ways, subjecting their loved ones to more pain than necessary, or causing them to continue living with the damage. I think it should be quick and painless and relatively easy.No, that's coercion.
Nobody asks to be born into society. Therefore, we are all hostages. A hostage is not obligated to so much as lift a finger for one's hostage takers.
Your statement sounds politically correct, but that's just because you're making an appeal to cohesion (people living together), not an appeal to foundations (people making individual decisions).
Unfortunately, cohesion doesn't exist without foundations, so that's an argument by stolen concept.
I do not believe in coercion in the least. If you want to check out, I'd love to help make that easier for you. If you want to stay and contribute, I will contribute back.
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Is it the embodiment of conservatives and republicans to draw back a couple hundred years? It's the 21st century folks.
Imo health care for all is part of Social Justice. The problem is that Social Justice isn't part of the Social Contract as far as I'm concerned. If the left wants to make Social Justice part of the Social Contract it is necessary to amend the Social Contract imo. Unless a new bargain is struck there really isn't any hope for social peace.
I know that Liberals don't want to believe this. So it's the responsiblity of conservatives and the school of hard knocks to prove to liberals that this is true.