I'm Offended, It's Being Amended!
The senator takes the floor, standing up to speak before he cast his vote on the issue. His face turning solemn as he spoke his words. For him this
amendment was an insult to the people and to his position. And every time it came up he was the only one to vote it down.
"Don't you tell me this is the only way! This amendment, presented for consideration by the Incorporated party is just absurd! I've never been so
ashamed of being a senator then I have today. I vote no and plead with the rest of you to do the same." He punches his fist down on the desk as he
says this. His skin on his knuckles splitting from the force. No matter, he was numb to the pain, so upset to be having to vote again on this, his
anger dulled all his other senses.
"We are bound by our oath to be the voice of the people, it is time all of you remembered who you represent! It is not the corporations or the
government, it is the people who voted you in, believing that you'd fight for them! I oppose this amendment, and hope that there are still enough of
us who know our obligations belong to the people and who will do the same."
The senator sits down, his face red with anger. The nerve of these people... and that political party! The Incorporated Party, what a sham! It should
never have been allowed to form. The only interests it holds is that of the huge corporations it represents. Having stood unopposed for so many years,
it was the largest political party there ever was. And every move it's ever made has been for nothing more than profit...Disgusting!
It used to be two separate parties, the Democrats and Republicans. Long ago they used to battle here in this very hall to do what was right for the
people. When all the governments merged, so did all the political parties. And that is when The Incorporated Party came to fruition. For the longest
time no one opposed it. And it had been pivotal in passing some of the most heinous bills. After a time, a few other political parties began to form
and some balance occurred again.
The senator waited for the session to adjourn, deep in his own thoughts. This was the 3rd time they'd tried to get this amendment passed. The 3rd
time he alone voted against it. Lucky for him that they needed all the votes for this one to make it through.
He'd watched through the years as the Humanitarian Law had morphed into it's current monstrosity. It had first been put into effect to allow
euthanasia of the people that wanted to end their lives. The ones that had incurable diseases and wanted to end their suffering and the suffering of
their families without any repercussions.
As time passed, the representatives got sneaky... and greedy. They saw that they could reduce costs and minimize federal and local funding, if they
could just make a few provisions to the law, and that's what they did. Quickly morphing it into a way to solve the population crisis of 2120. Now it
was up to him and a few others to keep it from becoming a law that basically allowed the government to legally euthanasize anybody. And he was damn
sure not going to let that happen.
He sees others start to leave and he follows suit, shaking hands and saying his farewells as he navigates his way toward the door. He was tired and
wanted nothing more then to go home, the events of the day weighing hard on his mind. His chauffer brings the car around and as he steps in he notices
a few senators staring at him. Lifting up his hand and waving, he eases back into his seat for the long ride home.
Not more than two blocks away, the senator hears a loud hiss coming from the under carriage of the car. It took him only a few seconds to realize what
was happening, but it was already too late by then. A huge explosion engulfs the vehicle, sending flames and smoke high up into the air. The senator
died instantly, as well as his chauffer. Services were held a few days after, a member of the Incorporated Party being the one who gave his eulogy.
All the senators attended his funeral.. and it wasn't more than a few weeks later that the Humanitarian Law amendment was passed. That would be a
momentous day for the government. The first day that they could technically kill whoever they wished for whatever reason they desired. Of course they
didn't present it that way... matter of fact they didn't even acknowledge that the Humanitarian law 112735 was amended....