posted on Nov, 26 2013 @ 02:57 PM
reply to post by Grimpachi
I'm talking about you have a child family member... you've been informed of all the treatment options and their outcome possibilities. You've spoken
it over with your family and the child and decided that given your priorities (whatever they may be) you all would rather the child family member
spend the remaining time they have with the family rather than go through the treatments.
The state decides that the chances for recovery are high enough though that you don't get to make that decision and the child instead does live longer
technically, but in constant medical procedures and pain. The very life you had decided to avoid.
When we hand over the keys to the state to solve our problems for us... we have to be very aware of what exactly we are handing over. You may think
the power would never be used for anything but crazy backwoods parents preventing their kids from taking anti-biotics... but I've *lived* being sent
away for months and medication and it was the 1980's equivalent of auto-medicating for ADHD just because a boy is "antsy" in class.
Government is not a "SOMEONE SHOULD FIX THIS PROBLEM!" hole to send everything we're too lazy to solve ourselves into. That's why it's become the
monster it has become... because every time we come up across something hard... we throw it over the fence and demand someone else solve it for us.
A someone else that through history has proven doesn't have our best interest at heart... only the ability to make our decisions for us. We don't
think about the effect if it's turned around on us before we start applying it to other people. When it finally does come back around and is used
against us... we wonder how this could have come to be?
edit on 26-11-2013 by BardingTheBard because: (no reason given)