Fat Steve's Blatherings

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Terri: A good, but sad, illustration of the confusion

      There's an excellent long post in Reason's "Hit and Run" that shows why we should be so careful in this case.  It's very much worth reading.  (Hat Tip: Prof. Reynolds).  In it, Jesse Walker notes the way so many people project their own wishes onto Terri Schiavo ('I wouldn't want to live like that, therefore she wouldn't).  Walker also discusses the way the 'Right-to-Die' movement started out as proclaiming that patients and their legal guardians had the right to defy their doctors' wishes, and refuse treatment, then morphed into asserting the rights of doctors to defy the wishes of the patients and their guardians, and refuse treatment to those they don't wish to keep alive.

      And there's a huge number of comments full of one sided, inane bilge that mindlessly recycles the "Kill Terri Now" crowd's talking points -- although a post made at 02:41 AM today, March 30th, is spectacularly intelligent.

      There are a lot of people in this country who want the state to kill the helpless.  Some of them call themselves Libertarians.

THE HOUSE OF SAUD MUST BE DESTROYED -- AND WILL BE!

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