posted on Mar, 26 2005 @ 05:10 AM
i would have to say that in this case indeed a child in my opinion would not realy understand what is happening. this does not mean however that their
protesting anything should not be allowed. there are cases where children have gone so far as to start up charity drives, are their parrents involved
in that it is of course a possibility. in this one case of a child trying to bring her water did his parrents put him up to it i honestly do not know.
it is something however i can see a child not realizing that this could actualy kill her. there is a good possibility he did do it on his own.
even though children do not always understand the situation(even adults can be guilty of this), they are still entitled to protest what they see as
wrong. yes their parrents values are part of their thinking. indeed how many of us share values with our parrents? i would imagine a great many of us,
unless we have found some point(s) that do not seem as right to us. after all this is the fundimental relationship that we should and do learn our
moral values in. if a parrent is a murderer would that not mean that a child will take this as a normal situation? that is where school, religion
and society take there place. after all don't a great deal of abused children come to the realization that this abuse that they are told is normal is
in fact not? where than did this relivation come from? certainly the child may feel instinktively that such behavior is wrong, backed up by what
friends, school, tv. and religion tells them.
in this case children are being used as i don't think many of them truely understan what is going on and what the stakes are. i am sure many adults
don't realy know either. i am sure many just see this as a simple case of attempted murder. it is about putting someone to "death for their own
good". that is the basic foundation. i admit in this case i am not totaly convinced one way or another, i do not have all the facts. my main concern
however is the isue at hand , is it all right to kill someone just because the value of their life will be "poorer" (are we even sure of this, after
all we are not the person so afected) due to their condition.
i have a co-worker who was in a atc accident, he will even admit what happened was his fault. rideing while drunk with no helmet. he was in a comma
over a year( i am sure he has told me but i can't remember). long enough that his wife divorced him and remarried, due to thinking there was no way
he would survive or not be a vegitable. he dosen't even hold this against her. he is certainly not where he used to be but for the most part is
satisfied with his currant life. mabe while he was in a comma it was thought that "pulling the plug" would be best for him. i certainly am glad that
didn't happen, i am better for knowing him. i am also sure that he is gratefull to be alive.
in this patcular case i would if the power was mine look into and met justice. from my currant understanding. declare a devorce give the apropriate
settlement. apparently more than enough to have a good life with. and divide the rest up amonst the rest of the family. also removeing the
husband's" right to go so far against the wishes of the family". as from my understanding. she seems to have wanted a divorce and the attitude
displayed by the husband seems to be suspicius to say the least.