"But punishing Oregon doctors would violate the principle of federalism because assisted suicide has been explicitly made a proper medical practice under Oregon law."
The federal government does NOT have a problem with Oregon's assisted suicide law -- that is a proper state function.
The federal government is simply saying not to use federally regulated drugs when assisting suicide.
I always find these notions of yours interesting. Do you believe in the concept of a "republic" and agree with its implementation in the US?
posted on 06/08/2005 5:23:51 PM PDT
by William Terrell
(Individuals can exist without government but government can't exist without individuals.)
robertpaulsen said: "The federal government does NOT have a problem with Oregon's assisted suicide law -- that is a proper state function."
Similar to the argument that Kalifornians have a state-protected right to self-defense but no right to keep and bear arms. They are expected to protect themselves from armed criminals with harsh words and stern warnings. That is, except for the top state officials for whose protection tax-payers pay millions per year.
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