View Poll Results: Should the state allow people to commit suicide?

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  • Yes, the state should allow people to kill themselves.

    35 67.31%
  • No, the state should not allow people to kill themselves.

    6 11.54%
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    Re: Should a person be allowed to commit suicide?

    I think terminally ill patients should have the legal ability to end their suffering.

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    Re: Should a person be allowed to commit suicide?

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    I think terminally ill patients should have the legal ability to end their suffering.
    And what about the common person?
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    Re: Should a person be allowed to commit suicide?

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    A person that drink alcohol or smokes a cigarette is not doing it because he wants to die.
    A person that hangs himself up or jumps off the roof of a tall building pretty much does it in order to end his life.
    Yet, you've been comparing it to drug abuse, haven't you?

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    Re: Should a person be allowed to commit suicide?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Yet, you've been comparing it to drug abuse, haven't you?
    Nope.




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    Re: Should a person be allowed to commit suicide?

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    And what about the common person?
    Suicide is against common human nature. It is a gray area to me, one that I have thought about very much. I would think that most people, who have no terminal illness, suffer from either depression, or some other mental disorder, thus with treatment thay would not choose suicide. So, I would not legalize suicide for common people. Only those with terminal illness.

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    Re: Should a person be allowed to commit suicide?

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    I challenge you to show where did I speak about anyone getting punished.

    So many voters here have seemed to take the assumption that the state would punish the person for trying to commit suicide.
    The poll was about whether the state should allow people to suicide or not.
    Should it let people kill themselves or intervene when it can.
    Oh, I thought you meant legally, as in, jail people who attempt suicide. I don't see any other way to ban suicide.

    Anyways, if someone I loved was considering suicide I would do everything in my power to stop them. Usually it is a spur-of-the-moment thing anyways, and they'd be happy later to not have gone through with it.

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    Re: Should a person be allowed to commit suicide?

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    Drugs do not cause anything to happen to people who do not ingest them. Perhaps the people who do ingest the drugs cause pain, but that is the responsibility of those people, not of the drugs.
    It is the drugs addictive chemicals that makes a person do what they ordinarily, in their right mind, would not do. While yes the person does have a responsibility in their actions the two are intricately entwined.
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    Re: Should a person be allowed to commit suicide?

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    I think terminally ill patients should have the legal ability to end their suffering.
    I agree... Nothing will change a mind quicker than watching your Wife die of Cancer,,,slowly. That sucks...

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    Re: Should a person be allowed to commit suicide?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anima View Post
    I quite frankly really don't understand the reasoning behind your points, AT ALL. The answer to someone feelingas though their life is not worth living shouldn't be "Okay, go kill yourself", but "How can we help? What can we do as a society to solve these problems with you?"
    If I wanted to kill myself I would want society to but out. In all fairness if someone wants to die, let them.

    The state does not own my body nor does society, I do. So they would let me as an adult make my own decisions regarding the stewardship of my own person unless I infringe on someone else's right.

    It is simple.

    Quote Originally Posted by Anima View Post
    We as a society have a duty of care to one another, and the idea that we should sanction suicide as opposed to fufilling this duty seems macabre.
    Then you have no idea what freedom and personal responsibility is as well.

    It is not my job as a member of society to take care of anyone but my own immediate family. As a Christian I choose to help the less fortunate etc, but it is not forced by the government.

    It has nothing to do with the government sanctioning anything. It is the government keeping it's nose out of peoples private business.


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    Re: Should a person be allowed to commit suicide?

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    Suicide is against common human nature. It is a gray area to me, one that I have thought about very much. I would think that most people, who have no terminal illness, suffer from either depression, or some other mental disorder, thus with treatment thay would not choose suicide. So, I would not legalize suicide for common people. Only those with terminal illness.
    Actually, i wouldn't legalize suicide for the common people just for the politicians.

    Seriously, I don't think that the State should have a proactive prevention of it my main concern is if the State begins to promote euthanasia for illnesses which are costly or in some other way is inconvenient.

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