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Vermont governor ‘confident’ assisted suicide will pass next year
Life Side News ^ | Dec 06, 2012 | Kirsten Andersen

Posted on 12/07/2012 5:11:09 AM PST by IbJensen

MONTPELIER, December 6, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Despite strong opposition from pro-life forces and a recent high-profile defeat in neighboring Massachusetts, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin said last week he is confident the state legislature will pass a bill legalizing assisted suicide during the next session.

Referring to assisted suicide as “death with dignity,” Shumlin laid out his agenda for 2013 in a press conference last week.

“I’m confident that regardless of who leads the various bodies in the legislature, that we can pass decriminalization of marijuana, death with dignity, and the [unionization] bill for childcare workers,” the governor said. “We’re going to get them done.”

But the Democratic governor will face strong resistance, even from within his own party.

Senate president John Campbell, also a Democrat, has consistently opposed so-called “death with dignity” legislation. He said last week that he has not changed his position on the issue and doubts whether it has enough support to pass the state legislature.

However, Campbell said he won’t try to block a vote on assisted suicide.

“I recognize that this issue is not going to go away,” said Campbell, “and if the majority of people want to have a debate, then that debate should happen.”

“If it passes it passes. If it doesn’t, it doesn’t,” Campbell added. “But I think everyone involved in this conversation agrees there are issues that need to be vetted, so I think it’s worth taking the time to vet them.”

Last year, the Senate Judiciary Committee held hearings on the proposed assisted suicide legislation, but Committee chairman Dick Sears, another Democrat, ultimately blocked the bill from continuing to the full Senate for a vote. At the time, he told Vermont Public Radio, “A lot of times bills are votes based upon what I think my constituents want, or what’s best for the state of Vermont, what’s best for my region.”

Sears said assisted suicide is different. “This one,” he said, “is clearly a vote of conscience.”

Vermont’s Democratic-controlled House of Representatives rejected an assisted suicide bill in 2007, defeating the measure by an 82-63 vote.

Vermont differs from other states where assisted suicide has been legalized in that the state lacks a ballot initiative process, meaning laws can only be made by the legislature.

Oregon and Washington, the two states that currently permit assisted suicide, passed their laws by popular vote. A similar ballot initiative in Massachusetts was rejected by voters last month.

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State murder at both ends of life: oldsters and babies.

Is this a great nation or what?

Perhaps the 'good' governor could invite some Chicago thugs in to murder the oldsters; perhaps they'd even be willing to murder the babies. Next they won't need anyone's permission but that of the killer.

Chicago practices uthanasia now as hoodie thugs breat into elder folks' homes and either beat their brains out or shoot them dead.

A federal or state government having no regard for life makes citizens feel safe. Fill up the dumpsters. Murder is legal.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Vermont
KEYWORDS: assustedsuicide; euthanasia; vermont; vilepetershumlin
State murder at both ends of life: oldsters and babies.

Is this a great nation or what?

Perhaps the 'good' governor could invite some Chicago thugs in to murder the oldsters; perhaps they'd even be willing to murder the babies. Next they won't need anyone's permission but that of the killer.

Chicago practices uthanasia now as hoodie thugs breat into elder folks' homes and either beat their brains out or shoot them dead.

A federal or state government having no regard for life makes citizens feel safe. Fill up the dumpsters. Murder is legal.

1 posted on 12/07/2012 5:11:19 AM PST by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

Sodom looks like Mayberry next to us.


2 posted on 12/07/2012 5:21:26 AM PST by AHerald ("Do not fear, only believe." - Mark 5:36)
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To: IbJensen

New England, lets do a favor to the country and just break off and sink...


3 posted on 12/07/2012 5:22:46 AM PST by Wyrd bið ful aræd (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: IbJensen

Great news! As VT gets ever closer to being a “utopian” state of perfection, the suicide attempts are sure to increase 20 fold.


4 posted on 12/07/2012 5:28:01 AM PST by albie
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To: IbJensen

Democrats.

Dancing with the Devil.


5 posted on 12/07/2012 5:29:13 AM PST by mom4melody
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To: mom4melody
Democrats. Dancing with the Devil.

Democrats have no souls. They are degenerates.

6 posted on 12/07/2012 5:32:09 AM PST by rjsimmon (1-20-2013 The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: IbJensen

So in VT, if you’re lucky enough to escape abortion, you can spend your life on gov assistance and be all doped up as you do so. Then, when the chips are down and you’re ready to check out, VT is happy to assist you!

Because you’ll spend your life baked out of your goard, you’ll never know you existed.


7 posted on 12/07/2012 5:32:56 AM PST by albie
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To: IbJensen

Death Panels


8 posted on 12/07/2012 5:35:26 AM PST by onedoug
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To: IbJensen

Switzerland on Lake Champlain

“Oh, I am so depressed...”
“Here, there’s a permanent cure for that. Dignity “guaranteed”


9 posted on 12/07/2012 5:37:32 AM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: IbJensen

“Vermont governor ‘confident’ assisted suicide will pass next year”

I don’t suppose enough of the hardcore marxists there would voluntarily take a dirt nap to turn the state red, but we could dream, right?


10 posted on 12/07/2012 5:46:00 AM PST by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: IbJensen; mickie
When thinking back on the Revolutionary War, one tends to think of the New England states collectively as the "Cradle of Liberty".

Now the New England states appear to be cradles of socialism, marxism, welfare-ism and liberal fascism.

What a difference a couple hundred years make!

Leni

11 posted on 12/07/2012 5:47:00 AM PST by MinuteGal (Please Restore Former Format on FR "Latest Posts" Page ASAP !)
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To: IbJensen

It sounds as though the guvnah is pretty excited about it. Abortions and “assisted suicide”. The commie ‘RATS are on a roll. I guess these explains why their popularity rating among morons is on the increase.


12 posted on 12/07/2012 5:58:41 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Don't tax me bro! Tax that guy over there!)
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To: IbJensen

The voters in VT are certifiably brain dead, so let’s hope they will avail themselves of this new government program, guaranteed to solve all their problems.


13 posted on 12/07/2012 5:59:19 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: IbJensen

It will nicely complement Obamacide. /sarc


14 posted on 12/07/2012 6:26:21 AM PST by MissMagnolia ("It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains" - Patrick Henry)
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To: IbJensen

Liberals are like Muslims- they see death as the solution for everything.


15 posted on 12/07/2012 6:28:22 AM PST by aimhigh
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To: MissMagnolia

Will the guv be showing everyone how it is done...just to make sure there are no misunderstandings as to technique?


16 posted on 12/07/2012 6:28:36 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: IbJensen
Vermont governor ‘confident’ assisted suicide will pass next year

These idiots don't realize only a few tiny letters stand between 'assisted' suicide and INSISTED suicide.

17 posted on 12/07/2012 6:35:08 AM PST by MamaTexan (It is impossible to follow the Original Intent of the Constitution and NOT acknowledge secession)
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To: IbJensen

As long as this ass-hole goes first!


18 posted on 12/07/2012 6:42:57 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Doc Savage

Either Obama is getting up there and ready to take the trip, or as he passes through the White Hut kitchen he rubs flour in his hair.


19 posted on 12/07/2012 6:46:42 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: IbJensen

Gee, this governor sounds like a real swine. An amoral pig.

The bit about the forcible unionization of child care workers is just a government subsidy for SEIU, automatically deducting state money paid to people caring for the infirm, even if they are family members, that is then given to the union, even though the caregivers get *nothing* from the union.

Maybe he will next support workhouses for orphans, the profits from their slave labor being given to whatever the renamed state chapter of ACORN is called.

Or how about declaring that gold tooth fillings in the deceased are the property of the state, and that the teeth pulled from cadavers will be used to fund the Occupy movement.


20 posted on 12/07/2012 7:57:20 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Pennies and Nickels will NO LONGER be Minted as of 1/1/13 - Tim Geithner, US Treasury Sect)
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To: IbJensen

Shumlin, just another corrupt Rat pol!

http://blogs.burlingtonfreepress.com/politics/2012/10/04/shumlin-walks-out-of-news-conference/


21 posted on 12/07/2012 11:24:43 AM PST by golf lover (going)
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