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Should O.J. Simpson be Killed in an Assisted Suicide?
Life News ^ | Wesley J. Smith

Posted on 02/13/2014 11:55:15 AM PST by Morgana

O.J. Simpson, jailed for robbery after being found not guilty of murder, says he wants to die “his way.”

From the Daily Mail story:

OJ Simpson has gone on hunger strike in prison, saying, ‘I used to live my way, and now I’m going to die my way,’ sources have claimed.

ojsimpsonSo, how about it, assisted suicide advocates: Rather than forcing him to engage in what euthanasia advocates tout as VSED (voluntarily stop eating and drinking), why not give him an overdose?

After all, he does not have a quality of life he finds acceptable–the actual basis for advocating assisted suicide. He wants to “die my way.” Why not?

I’ll answer: Because a truly compassionate society doesn’t accede to suicidal desires of our brothers and sisters. We try to help them past the darkness–whether caused by illness, grief, tired of living, or imprisonment.

By the way: This isn’t a product of my paranoid imagination: Some “right to die” advocates have already endorsed allowing assisted suicide for prisoners who would rather end it all than remain incarcerated.


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: oj; ojsimpson; prolife

1 posted on 02/13/2014 11:55:15 AM PST by Morgana
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To: Morgana

Drag him to the gas chamber and make it quick, lol


2 posted on 02/13/2014 11:56:18 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Morgana

He wants to go to Hell to keep looking for the real killer.


3 posted on 02/13/2014 11:56:35 AM PST by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Morgana

FH. LHD.


4 posted on 02/13/2014 11:57:04 AM PST by Doctor 2Brains
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To: Morgana

What was that old song?——tears of a clown?


5 posted on 02/13/2014 11:58:07 AM PST by brooklyn dave
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To: Morgana

6 posted on 02/13/2014 11:58:16 AM PST by EEGator
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To: Morgana

The guy caught smuggling cookies wants to die of starvation?

LOL


7 posted on 02/13/2014 11:58:29 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Morgana
The song they sing is Hell is "I did it My Way."
8 posted on 02/13/2014 11:58:37 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: GeronL

Send him careening out of the upper deck at Dodger Stadium in a wheelchair. Works for me.


9 posted on 02/13/2014 11:58:39 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Morgana

If he is miserable now, I say no.


10 posted on 02/13/2014 12:00:13 PM PST by DeWalt (Times are more like they used to be than they are today.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

didn’t that happen in a movie once?


11 posted on 02/13/2014 12:00:15 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Morgana

Let him. He’s human debris. Then toss his murderous carcass into a dumpster.


12 posted on 02/13/2014 12:00:27 PM PST by ClearBlueSky (When anyone says its not about Islam...it's about Islam. That death cult must be eradicated.)
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To: Morgana

Beheading... perhaps by guillotine.


13 posted on 02/13/2014 12:01:00 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Morgana

Give him a knife and let him slash his throat.


14 posted on 02/13/2014 12:06:36 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor)
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To: Morgana
No.

The longer he rots in jail, the better.

15 posted on 02/13/2014 12:06:45 PM PST by red-dawg (<<< click.)
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To: Morgana

Force feed him Sriracha.


16 posted on 02/13/2014 12:07:22 PM PST by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: Morgana


17 posted on 02/13/2014 12:08:03 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: GeronL
The best OJ joke I ever heard (before he went to the big house):

OJ was seriously depressed. His finances were depleted paying his defense attorneys. His reputation was shot. Hertz and everybody else cancelled his endorsement contracts.

He decided the only thing left to do was to block a LA freeway and extort sympathy money from motorists. He picks a busy spot on the Santa Monica Freeway, pulls his SUV across three lanes of traffic and gets out. Of course, traffic pulls around him initially. But it is California and, within minutes, the entire freeway is gridlock and shut down.

Traffic is honking well before the cops arrive and try to talk OJ off the freeway. While the pros talk to OJ , the remaining cops, trying to keep things cool, start walking between the angry stopped motorists to explain the situation. A half mile or so down, one guy is pig-biting mad and demands to know what's going on.

"It's OJ," the cops admit. "He is really depressed and is threatening to set himself on fire unless he can collect $5000 to pay off this month's legal bill."

"How much have you collected so far?", asks the guy.

"About 40 gallons," replies the cop.

18 posted on 02/13/2014 12:09:39 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Veggie Todd

Does Hell have mirrors?


19 posted on 02/13/2014 12:11:13 PM PST by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: cripplecreek

Just sounds to me like he’s trying to get back in trim for his eventual release.


20 posted on 02/13/2014 12:12:03 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Morgana

People in prison have lost the right of self determination, including the method of their demise.


21 posted on 02/13/2014 12:14:40 PM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: Veggie Todd

Are there mirrors in Hell?


22 posted on 02/13/2014 12:14:49 PM PST by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: Morgana

I have a better candidate.....


23 posted on 02/13/2014 12:17:23 PM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: Morgana

So put him in solitary, close the door and check back in a couple months. What’s the issue here?


24 posted on 02/13/2014 12:18:17 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Morgana

Didn’t I read where he is available for parole in 3 years?

He’s just milking whatever sympathy there may be for him.


25 posted on 02/13/2014 12:21:07 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: JoeProBono

From the looks of him, he could last a long time without eating.


26 posted on 02/13/2014 12:24:06 PM PST by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: Paine in the Neck
Give him a knife and let him slash his throat.

Ouch. I know I shouldn't but that really made me chuckle.

I admit to being completely caught up in the Simpson murder trial and still hold out hope that O.J. will admit the truth.

27 posted on 02/13/2014 12:24:07 PM PST by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: Morgana

There has long been a “black pill” theory of prison suicide.

The idea is that prisoners who are sentenced to terms far exceeding their natural lifespan, without appeals to higher courts for consideration, as well as those with debilitating, terminal diseases, be offered the option of ending their lives with a suicide pill.

Because of the potential for abuse, they would have to give an uninterrupted video recorded deposition, in the presence of their attorney and a judge that of their own free will they wished to die, and they would have to take the pill without any assistance, and die in the presence of these witnesses.

Importantly, those who oppose euthanasia need to be aware of this idea, that if, as in Europe, it becomes common for seriously ill people to be euthanized, it is a logical progression to the voluntary suicide of criminals in prison.

If they oppose one, they should strongly consider their position on the other, and now, before it has been proposed. Because it most likely will be.


28 posted on 02/13/2014 12:28:25 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: Morgana
Better idea.


29 posted on 02/13/2014 12:31:52 PM PST by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: Morgana
"I’ll answer: Because a truly compassionate society doesn’t accede to suicidal desires of our brothers and sisters. We try to help them past the darkness–whether caused by illness, grief, tired of living, or imprisonment. "

I think the right answer is that we have no God given authority to do that. We have authority to take life during just war, and for reasons of social justice, (i.e capital punishment). Traditionally biblical social justice does not extend to "mercy killings" to put someone out of pain or suffering. That's thought to be God's decision not ours.

I'm not sure if we can stretch our social justice authority to include "mercy killings".

Mercy killings are a slippery slope. We've already seen cases where nurses were euthanizing patients, because the nurse not the patient thought it was time. And like in the suicidal cases, it shouldn't be left up to the patient either.

It's best to avoid that slope altogether, especially given that our authority to do so is at best questionable. And God whose authority in such matters is clear, is quite capable.

30 posted on 02/13/2014 12:39:33 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: Morgana

This would be *my* choice for Juice.

31 posted on 02/13/2014 1:12:44 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Obama: "I can do whatever I want")
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To: GeronL
didn’t that happen in a movie once?

That was "lay him on a mechanic's creeper and hook him to a Detroit-bound bus." I suppose that works too.


32 posted on 02/13/2014 1:14:35 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Morgana
Because a truly compassionate society doesn’t accede to suicidal desires of our brothers and sisters. We try to help them past the darkness–whether caused by illness, grief, tired of living, or imprisonment.

In a free society,in some contexts, when someone is suffering the torture of tragic circumstances outside of his control, it is rational not to settle for anything less than life proper to a rational being, and to choose to end one's suffering. Suicide is legitimate and justified in these cases.

33 posted on 02/13/2014 1:20:27 PM PST by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: DannyTN
It's best to avoid that slope altogether, especially given that our authority to do so is at best questionable.

We are way past the slope and into the chasm. Several states already have so called "Right to Die With Dignity" laws. Several European Socialist pig sty countries are already euthanizing people both voluntarily and involuntarily. It is not hard to see we are already doing this, if you just look.

34 posted on 02/13/2014 1:29:14 PM PST by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: Morgana

If he won’t subsist, we must assist!


35 posted on 02/13/2014 1:34:13 PM PST by upsdriver
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To: Morgana

I’m betting that he’ll want a sip or two of water at some point. Oh, and he’ll probably ask for painkillers too, as he progresses. Some have not been so lucky.


36 posted on 02/13/2014 1:35:51 PM PST by FamiliarFace
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To: Morgana

Offer him a rope and place him in a cell with a place to affix said rope. Save the taxpayers some money and let the Brown family and Goldman family have some closure.


37 posted on 02/13/2014 1:38:51 PM PST by Two Kids' Dad (((( 0bama's words are the distraction to the destruction ))))
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To: Morgana

I’m rather thinking slow crushing would be best and it’d give him that last scream.


38 posted on 02/13/2014 1:58:03 PM PST by JamesA (You don't have to be big to stand tall)
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To: DeWalt

The less he likes it, force feed him.


39 posted on 02/13/2014 2:17:25 PM PST by onedoug
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To: Vigilanteman
About 40 gallons


             

40 posted on 02/13/2014 2:19:25 PM PST by tomkat
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To: GeronL

Blind fold him and many times each day for several months hold a cold steel machete to his neck and let him think today may be his last


41 posted on 02/13/2014 4:11:36 PM PST by ronnie raygun (zippy the a##clown sez..............................)
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To: ronnie raygun

how about a little nick daily?


42 posted on 02/13/2014 4:16:57 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: upsdriver

You, sir, are a genius!


43 posted on 02/13/2014 4:39:00 PM PST by Doctor 2Brains
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To: Morgana

Based on how big he was last time we saw him on TV - it’s even odds of him making parole before starving to death


44 posted on 02/13/2014 4:44:15 PM PST by tahoeblue
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