Tuesday, January 10, 2006

"I would have a hard time as Prime Minister supporting this".

The topic: Assisted suicide/Euthanasia.

The question: would he support assisted suicide? Mr. Martin's reply, "I would have a hard time as Prime Minister supporting this". Ah, the Prime Ministerial hedge.

Didn't say "no". Didn't say "yes". Left the door open. Could be persuaded. Polls must be taken. Must, as a good Catholic, appear to "be personally opposed, but...".

Conscience must also be consulted: "If my Catholic soul was scarred by abortion, seared by same-sex marriage, would it be positively damned by support of government approved, sponsored, and paid-for suicide? Banish that thought. Separation of Church and State. Render to Caesar, all that. Serve the devil on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Give it a rest on Sunday."

But of course, with the newly diminished Prime Minister's role, he wouldn't have to support it. If necessary, the Courts can do the heavy-lifting for him. Without regard to "community values". And, if Mr. Martin has his way, without the possibility of a Parliamentary over-ride.

My opinion? I would have a hard time as a Christian supporting this.

1 comment:

frappeur said...

Those sick old geezers have no right using up those hospital beds.

We need them for young potential taxpayers. Oops we just aborted them.

No matter we'll save money on the health system.

(These guys make me sick -- no no not for real. I don't need to get medical help yet.)

"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"