More recently, I've been actively researching this trend. My interest was piqued once again 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. And I know a few big fans of the late Jack Kevorkian; I have certainly heard all the arguments in its favor.
Of course, all 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. They point out that our President has specifically denied that the government will do anything of the sort. “Just the opposite,” they say.
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? Can we now ignore 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.
Even in our topsy-turvy, "good is evil and evil is good" world, this equation still holds. Given limited resources (and honestly, Virginia, government does not have its own money), healthcare will 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.
Part 2: A silent epidemic? A case in point.