Voluntary euthanasia or is this subject taboo?

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Allow voluntary euthanasia for those who have are immobile or have to depend at all times on others to help them.
This means that their life has reached a stage where the quality of life is no more and they needed help 24/7 just to exist.
They need not be in great pain or be at the end stage of an incurable disease.

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It might be timely to bear in mind that Hitler went unchallenged for a considerable time because he was so obviously preposterous that the constitutional establishment assumed that the angry and frightened electorate would come to its senses. Oops.

Moral: before you vote, check what you're voting for.
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Slightly more undemocratic than that Damocles. He laid the 'Reichstag fire' at the doors of the communist and it was only much later that it was discovered that this was in all probability not t the case - the poor man who was accredited as the fire starter was Dutch, linked to communists but probably paid for by the Nazis. In fact Goerring did such a great job of propaganda it was amazing Goebbels eventually got the job of minister for propaganda. AND Hitler's timing was perfect ...just before the elections .... oooh and he 'luckily' had a whole host of people that could suppress the imminent 'Civil War' the Bolsheviks were 'planning' but this whole thread is not about Nazism OR SHOULDN'T BE

We have to be mindful ...absolutely ....I will always be profoundly supportive of the lest we ever forget ideology for it could happen again - lets be very clear about that. One only has to look at Rwanda, Cambodia, Kosovo to see that man can still enact atrocities against man.

But that wasn't what was asked and it was why I said it MUST NEVER become a political football, it should NEVER be cemented into a policy, It must sit within the protection of the Human Rights of the individual....a right to choose at what point one's life ends is not unreasonable AS LONG AS YOUR options are not unreasonable. If for example you want to to be able to die at a specific point then that is fine (in my opinion (ONLY MY OPINION) the choice of how you die is likely to become critical though. Starvation of all nutrients is fastest yes but not without issues. SO even if they allow us to choose when we de they will still get hung up on the how.
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Hitler was democratically elected in a country with a constitution. That's what is scary. - End of quote
Hitler was not democratically elected.
His "Brown Shirted" troopers took over the Chancery.
There was nothing the truly elected government could do about it.
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And I have a parent who suffered a dread disease for almost 10 yrs, and I did visit them in lousy NH, it was no fun but yes I'm glad they were in a facility (and it cost then a fortune that I could have inherited if they had done "Medicaid Planning Secrets"). - End of quote

Now, what'll happen if your "fortune" runs out?
Have them dumped onto the streets?
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I hope we can just all respect each other's rights and responsibilities, which of course would include the rights of LDS, non-extrene Muslims, Catholics, Maronites, Evangelicals, Mennonites, Amish, and a host of minority ethnic/religious groups who are horrified by the way the world is becoming so anti-Orthodox.
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Gershun hun no offence taken at al me dear just explaining my rationale for joining in. Mallory couldn't agree more - thats why I don't want it to be part of any policy - individuality seems to be the only thing we have left. Or do we?!!!!
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I've been on Medical Assistance and my kids have been on food stamps. So does that make me more qualified to offer my opinion, I don't think so. Maybe the fact that I was able by my own initiative should matter more (and no, givernment did not build my success, they were content to keep me down). I've also been suicidal and rushed to emergency room. And I have a parent who suffered a dread disease for almost 10 yrs, and I did visit them in lousy NH, it was no fun but yes I'm glad they were in a facility (and it cost then a fortune that I could have inherited if they had done "Medicaid Planning Secrets"). And guess what my parent ' s uncle was imprisoned in a concentration camp by the Nazi "democracy" and tortured. Iraq, Afghanistan and much of Africa are primarily Islamic peoples, so it's no wonder "democracy" was a farce with basically religious men being elected. There are way too many variables to consider, so if you want to kill yourself go ahead, it's not that hard (just stop eating). But the minute it becomes the preferred way to die, look out, the political geniuses that brought folks like Hitler to power, will size the opportunity to advance their evil agendas.
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Sue the hot air balloon manufacturer, the mooring mfr, the park where the mooring stood, the rope mfr, and your knot-tyer instructor. THEN let go.
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Yes. And suicide is legal, of course, which makes it much simpler for everyone.

But it's like hanging on to the guy rope of a hot air balloon that's slipped its moorings. At what point do you let go? I assume the extreme difficulty of picking your moment is the main reason there isn't a great deal more of it about.
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It's very well to read about the very caring people contributing articles here about the high quality of care they showered on their kin.
Not only that they are caring but they must also be financially well off or have other means to sustain this care.
Now, I believe that the vast majority may not be that lucky.
And it's no walk in the park if one is elderly, immobile, sickly and needs constant care 24/7, especially if the condition is permanent - there's no quality of life, is there?
This is so even if one is staying with one's own kin because nowadays, everybody has to work to have enough to live by.
So, who will stay in the house to look after the elderly, sick and immobile?
It's also a well known fact such folks who ended up in facilities like elderly care homes were often badly neglected or even abused.
Even in the UK or the USA.
So, for many folks that choice is very stark although it's a fact of life.
I also understand that there are many in the US who feel happy that they have with them a ready supply of sleeping pills so that when their time comes, they have a choice.
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