December 14, 2005

"I haven't got a job, nor am I healthy. And now they say I can't die. That's ridiculous."

Making it illegal to die.

17 comments:

EddieP said...

Guess Jack Kervorkian won't be welcome there any time soon.

Seriously, I hope that someday the do gooders will let me and my wife make our own desisions about our exit from this place. When it's time, I can't envision shooting myself, or hanging myself, or attempting to drown myself, or driving a car into a tree. Sadly, one of those choices will be all we'll have to work with since it's illegal to possess one of Dr. Jack's little CO bottles and a face mask.

brylin said...

First it was smoking. Then dying in Biritiba Mirim. Now see what the president of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is calling for: 3 and out!

Icepick said...

EddieP, have you considered going out in a gun battle in Bolivia? That's my personal choice for the way to go....

amn said...

I say, if the majority wants it, it must be right. That's the logic we're using in Wisconsin these days.

reader_iam said...

The bill states that "offenders will be held responsible for their acts". However, it does not say what the punishment will be.

Clearly, not the capital one.

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reader_iam said...

You gotta love any government body with that sense of humor, though.

I'd say "gallows humor" except, well, that word connotes (sotto voce) death.

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Marghlar said...

Puts me in mind of the common law rule making attempted suicide a felony (and hence, a capital crime).

Brazil is outlawing death. England used to provide an entitlement.

Ron said...

Maybe we should take those who wish to die, give them some concentrated military training, and send them on truly special commando raids, Kinda like the Dirty Dozen only willingly! The Kervorkian Battalion!

Mark the Pundit said...

ay what you want, this is a law that I intend to follow!

EddieP said...

Icepick

I joined the Marines when I was 18, and have lived a full life. I'd volunteer to go to Bolivia except the USMC probably would not want to lug around my meds and breathing apparatus. I get out of breath going downstairs!

Ron

I don't want to die yet, but would like to have more control over the outcome when the time comes. Regards

Gigolo Kitty said...

Better than making it illegal to live.

WHat do they plan to do if you break the law and die? I hope their prisons are refrigerated or its going stink a bit.

Decklin Foster said...

First they came for the corpses, and I said nothing, because I was not dead...

downtownlad said...

Let's just hope the activist courts don't step in here and overturn the wishes of the elected politicians, who are just expressing the wishes of the people.

Meade said...

reader_iam said...
You gotta love any government body with that sense of humor, though.

Yeah but not too much humor. I once laughed so hard I thought for sure I would die. Which, come to think of it, wouldn't be too bad of a way to go, certainly better than any of the alternatives EddieP eschews at the top of these comments.

Goesh said...

-another fine example why I visit this blog, and you draw out some high calibre wags