Monday, November 21, 2011

The Duty to Die

I missed this when it was published a month or so ago, but my sister-in-law just brought it to my attention, and now yours as well.

To be clear, the duty to die is nowhere yet the case in Europe or the US.  But the trip from a right to suicide, to a right to an assisted suicide, to the legitimacy of organ harvesting from rightful suicides, to a growing social pressure to commit suicide, to the duty to die is not very far.  To my mind, the trip to the state's right to kill is shorter still.

But we should not be afraid.  Instead, we should gird our loins and strike back...hard.

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