I hope they're all happy. Because God knows, we have to discourage people from contemplating their own mortality as much as we can. Because it's better to have demented 90 year olds artificially maintained by machines, soaking up as much of our limited health care resources as possible. Right? I mean who needs a living will or a formalized process by which a human being can dictate the terms of his/her own demise while still of clear mind and soul? Always better to ignore the cold hard facts of life and foist the responsibility off on vulnerable family members who are too emotionally wracked to be able to make a decision.
It just makes me sick. To capitulate to lies and nonsense and ignorance. Here's Charles Grassley's explanation:
Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the ranking Republican on the committee, said the panel dropped the idea because it could be "misinterpreted or implemented incorrectly."
Oh that seems rational. Along those same lines, maybe we ought to outlaw public restaurants because restaurant attendance could be "misinterpreted" as an invitation to start food fights with the table across from you. Or maybe we shouldn't be allowed to drive our cars at night. Because night driving could be "interpreted" as a means to ram your car into your neighbors mailbox without him knowing.
My head spins. What is going on in this country right now? What is this madness, this anti-intellectual fervor that afflicts us?