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Offlineblkhole
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The right to take one's own life
    #3859041 - 03/02/05 08:36 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Do you believe a government has the right to make killing oneself illegal? What about euthanasia(sp?).

I think the two main reasons why many countries make it illegal is because of deep religious roots in many countries(even if there is a seperation of church and state), and the fact that some countries (IMO the USA) are run like a business. To them, thier population is a bunch of consumers. When you pay taxes each year, you are a consumer paying to live in the country. By losing an individual, the government loses income.

If it were legal to take your own life or have someone do it for you, it might seem more morally right. It would still be looked down upon, but it would not be nearly as big of a deal as it is today. I know people say suicide is a permanent fix to a temporary problem and it is wrong(which I agree with), but I still think an individual should be able to choose life or death.


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Re: The right to take one's own life [Re: blkhole]
    #3859077 - 03/02/05 08:43 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

This was covered a week or two ago.

But no, the government has no business in legislating suicide laws.


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Re: The right to take one's own life [Re: zahudulallah]
    #3859097 - 03/02/05 08:48 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

ha, sorry. I was about to post it on S+P but i decided it would fit better here. If anyone wants to keep talkin about it feel free to though.


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Edited by blkhole (03/02/05 08:48 PM)


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Re: The right to take one's own life [Re: blkhole]
    #3859165 - 03/02/05 09:05 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I always thought it doesn't matter what the government says because if you get it right the first time, it doesn't really matter.


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Re: The right to take one's own life [Re: lonebuddha]
    #3859968 - 03/02/05 11:25 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Quote:

lonebuddha said:
I always thought it doesn't matter what the government says because if you get it right the first time, it doesn't really matter.




:lol:

Your body, your life; next. Dunno if anything maybe a questionairre should be required to be filled out consisting of 75 fuckin' ridiculous questions to perk you back up (in cases of suicidal attempts caused by depression).


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Re: The right to take one's own life [Re: Psychoactive1984]
    #3860376 - 03/03/05 12:48 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I'm going to agree with most people. What could be a more basic freedom than to decide your own very existence. I can't understand why these laws were even made. It saddens me further people have attempted and failed, and get charged with shit.. like the last thing they need is legal problems.


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Re: The right to take one's own life [Re: blkhole]
    #3860455 - 03/03/05 01:14 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

In cases of uncurable disease, I think people should be allowed to suicide. However, I don't think people with psychiatric problems shouldn't be allowed to. In these cases, some sort of psychiatric treatment would be best...


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Re: The right to take one's own life [Re: Le_Canard]
    #3862233 - 03/03/05 02:02 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Oregon is the only State that it is legal in, no?
The Feds are all over Oregons' case about this issue, they need to back off.
Say it with me people "MORE POWER TO THE STATES, LESS TO THE FEDS".
What other places on the planet is euthanasia officially legalized by a civilized government?


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Re: The right to take one's own life [Re: DigitalDuality]
    #3862561 - 03/03/05 03:33 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

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DigitalDuality said:
I'm going to agree with most people.  What could be a more basic freedom than to decide your own very existence.  I can't understand why these laws were even made.  It saddens me further people have attempted and failed, and get charged with shit.. like the last thing they need is legal problems.




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"Their is one overriding question that concerns us all: How can we get out of the fatal groove we are in, the one that is leading towards the brink?" Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
"We may not be capable of eradicating the corruption of reason, but we must nevertheless counter it at every instance and with every means." Dan Agin
"Politics is the best religion and politicians are the worst followers."
-It's ok to trip as long as you don't fall.
-Substance over Style.
-Common sense is uncommon.


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