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Thread: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    Among other inalienable rights, we are endowed by our Creator with the right to life. Can someone cede such a fundamental right?
    The 'right to life' implies euthanasia should absolutely be legal.

    Here's how - I waive my right to life.

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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    Last I checked, lots of people seem to be saying that people in general are bad for society if they require housing and meal assistance etc, why is it that the fighters who want to keep on living are considered sponges, and yet the ones who want to end it are told they don't have the right.

    Damned if you do and damned if you don't, IMO.



    Anyone who says this has nothing to do with abortion or gays is not thinking three dimensionally, IMO.

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    There were, by most estimates, 500 Nazis in Charlottesville. One of them went homicidal. Not all Nazis are violent extremists. You are trying to rationalize your hatred and it's simply not rational.
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    as I noted, its better that 10 nutjobs get guns than one good person be wrongly disarmed.

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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    The 'right to life' implies euthanasia should absolutely be legal.

    Here's how - I waive my right to life.
    No, it implies that suicide should be legal, which is not the same as euthanasia.
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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    When it comes to ending your life, don't expect anyone to help you. Its wrong to even ask.

    Just as you should have a savings account in case of emergency, you should have a suicide kit in case you need it. I suggest about 2,000 mg. of oxycodone. Take Prilosec first so you don't puke it up. Lets hope you never need it.

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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    No, it implies that suicide should be legal, which is not the same as euthanasia.
    Suicide results from untreated mental illness.

    Euthanasia is compassionate treatment of incurable horrible and painful illness.

    Big ****ing difference.


    Libertarian, are you sure about this?

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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by Utility Man View Post
    Morality isn't about your sense of self-righteousness, and it is crass in the extreme to use the poverty of others to deflect criticism upon yourself. Shame on you.

    I'll do you one better...why is it that we focus in our media so much on the rights of the people on the picture on the left, and we never ever EVER hear discussion about the rights of the people in the picture on the right? The SSM debate seems crude and astonishingly selfish when there is so much genuine suffering going on in the world, as your picture rightly points out.

    There are Christian missionaries by the thousands that work ceaselessly to alleviate the suffering of desperately poor children all over the world. The same people that are despised for their concern about the souls of their homosexual brothers and sisters.
    The morality of abortion is not a religious belief, any more than the morality of slavery, apartheid, rape, larceny, murder or arson is a religious belief. These are norms of the natural law of mankind and can be legislated even in a completely religionless society.

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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    I believe a person should have the right to end their life on their own terms if they choose to. If they can find a medical professional willing to help them, then that should be legal too. If they are getting assistance from a doctor, there should be some requirements that they prove they are of sound mind first though
    If you build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.

    If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.

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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    IMO it could be done in any way that the person wants it done. IE it should be up to the person...not the public. It is kinda personal after all so I see no reason why privacy laws wouldn't apply.

    You haven't given this much thought, have you?

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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    When it comes to ending your life, don't expect anyone to help you. Its wrong to even ask.

    Just as you should have a savings account in case of emergency, you should have a suicide kit in case you need it. I suggest about 2,000 mg. of oxycodone.
    I have 230 grains of jacketed lead available.
    If you build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.

    If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.

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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    It's no one's business but the individual's if they want to commit suicide or not.

    The state should have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with it...unless someone is assisting someone to die, then the state should make sure that the person granting this right is of sound mind and not under coercion.

    But, if i want to commit suicide, I should not have to prove I am sane, since it is my life to end if I choose. The onus must be on the state to prove I am not sane - not the other way around.
    In other words, people should not need to get approval from a shrink before they are legally allowed to snuff it.
    They should be legally allowed to snuff it unless the state can prove they are not of sound mind.

    It is totally ridiculous that so many people actually feel the state has the moral right to force me to stay alive whether I wish to or not.

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