In recent years, I've actively researched the subject. My interest has been piqued by reading about euthanasia’s increasing popularity in the Netherlands, where three different terms are used to describe it so that it doesn’t seem quite so prevalent. I know a few big fans of the late Jack Kevorkian. And get this: There really is a "Church of Euthanasia." Its slogan appears to be "Save the planet, kill yourself."
I have certainly heard all the arguments in favor of such practices. Of course, these arguments reject the ultimate Authority on this subject and all others, the Lord God Himself. He said, “Thou shalt not kill,” and that should settle the issue once and for all.
It even seems that our leaders in Washington would agree. They and their supporters keep assuring us doubters that NO ONE is talking about bureaucrats killing the elderly or even advising them to give up and die. During the Obama years, they pointed out repeatedly that the President had specifically denied that the government would do anything of the sort. “Just the opposite,” they said.
Right. Politicians do say such things.
But since when does what a politician SAYS have anything to do with what he DOES or, in this case, WILL HAVE TO DO? Have our fearless leaders somehow managed to reverse the laws of mathematics just as they've learned to ignore scientific laws on everything from entropy to biogensis? Perhaps it's now Common Core okay to reject this plain old balance-your-checkbook equation:
Fewer Taxpayers (thanks in part to 50+million aborted babies)
+ Oodles of Baby Boomers on Medicare and Medicaid
Not Enough Money To Pay for It All.
But hold on: Even in our topsy-turvy, "good is evil and evil is good" world, this equation should still hold. Given limited resources (and honestly, Virginia, goverment does not have its own money), healthcare will have to be rationed. And guess who’ll be the first to get rationed right out of the picture?
That’s right: the folks who can no longer afford to make even a meager contribution to either government coffers or politicians’ war chests.
God help us.