Skip to comments.Governor Strongly Backs “Assisted Suicide”
Posted on 12/09/2012 9:19:22 AM PST by John Semmens
Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin (D) says its imperative that the state enact an assisted suicide bill calling it a crucial element of a successful implementation of Obamacare.
Study after study has shown that a disproportionate share of what this nation spends on health care goes for the treatment of persons who are desperately ill, Shumlin observed. One way of overcoming this disparity is to channel more of these persons onto a path toward death with dignity.
For the amount it costs to treat one late stage cancer patient we could provide thousands of others with condoms or abortions, Shumlin pointed out. The benefits of the many shouldnt be sacrificed to the selfishness of the few. Those near the end of their lives should be given the added help they need to efficiently end it. This assisted suicide bill would go a long way toward making that happen.
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When it comes to committing “assisted suicide”, these DemocRATS need to start leading by example.
Soylent green is people!
Satire now, but just wait a year or two................
Ha ha ha.
Look for the government to force hospitals that are affiliated with the Catholic church to provide euthanasia.
Well, it would mitigate the Medicare Unfunded Liabilities problem...
Despite the anecdotal consensus that this is a “life” issue, good guys vs. bad guys ... I think a true conservative/libertarian position has a little more nuance.
I can imagine there being a point at which I can rationally and peacefully decide that it is my time to go, after my body has utterly betrayed me but before I’m dead.
I do not want government to make any decisions in this matter but nor do I want anyone who might carry out my stated and clear wishes to be prosecuted.
The thing is if you were to ply a bunch of demoncraps with alcohol, you’d probably get the sentiments found in this satire. For real.
an assisted suicide bill calling it a crucial element of a successful implementation of Obamacare.
Is this really a surprise for any non-demonic possessed conservative?
Save money. Kill the sick.
After you, Gov.
It’s not suicide if you had helped. The medical community needs to be kept as far away from killing people on purpose as possible.
Soylent Green is people but their skin makes an excellent alternative to pork rinds.
I support is now for all Democrats and liberals including RINOs.
I have a terminal illness. When GOD chooses to take me home it will be with dignity, and I won’t be helping him along.
Colorado governor Lamm ran for Governor of Colorado in 1974 on a platform to limit growth, and was elected. Reacting to the high cost of campaigning, he had walked the state in his campaign.
One of his acts as governor was designating musician John Denver as the Poet Laureate of Colorado.
As candidate and then governor, Lamm promised for environmental reasons to "drive a silver stake" through plans to build Interstate 470, a proposed circumferential highway around the southwest part of the Denver Metropolitan Area. However, continued development in the area led to increased congestion on surface streets, and the highway was later built, largely with state funds, as Colorado State Highway 470.
In 1984, his outspoken statements in support of physician-assisted suicide generated some controversy, specifically over his use of the phrase "we have a duty to die." Lamm later explained that he "was essentially raising a general statement about the human condition, not beating up on the elderly," and that the exact phrasing in the speech was "We've got a duty to die and get out of the way with all of our machines and artificial hearts and everything else like that and let the other society, our kids, build a reasonable life."  His dire predictions for the future of social security and health care ("duty to die") earned him the nickname "Governor Gloom".
Lamm was elected Colorado governor three times. When he left office in 1987 after three terms and twelve years in the office, he was the longest-serving governor in state history (his successor, Roy Romer, matched this record).
Excerpted from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Lamm
(Sorry, I've forgotten the how-to to make it a link)
“we have a duty to die.”
Well, we do.
Let us assume for purpose of discussion that the medical community developed more efficient ways to keep the elderly alive. Not in vibrant health as productive members of society, but blind, bedridden and with Alzheimers, requiring constant care, for another 50 years on average.
Our society would quite literally not be able to afford to keep these people alive, and neither could any other society.
I’m rapidly approaching the stage of life where such conditions are a potential concern, and I recognize for myself that at some point I do indeed have a duty to die and let my descendants go on without the burden of caring for me past the point where my life has any value to me or them.
Not trying to say everybody should feel this way, and certainly don’t think we should turn such decision over to the government, but some medical procedures don’t extend life, they string out the dying process. I’m afraid I can’t see the point of that.