So it started with a debate on Twitter over supporting a bill on voluntary euthanasia, continued over here by Mark Hubbard.
It continued here at NOT PC, when I used the debate to get you to read John McCaskey’s fantastic piece about Rand Paul and “bleeding heart libertarians.”
David Seymour quickly followed up with a reply, which he used to get you to donate to the ACT Party.
And it continues here today with Suzuki Samurai saying but me no buts…
Act dead. Act accordingly
Guest post by Suzuki Samurai
Is voluntary euthanasia too much of a horse-frightener for Act? Or is it simply a litmus test.
Seymour claims there are “150,000-200,000 New Zealanders who are most in favour of a freer society...” Surely that would include the right to choose the time and manner of one’s own death? Wouldn't it?
Surely that would be a bottom line for any “freer” lover!
Fact is, law recognising the right of voluntary euthanasia law could possibly be one of the most widely-supported views even among the not-so-liberty-minded; in fact, I don't recall ever meeting anyone outside a church who doesn't support it. Christ, even some god peddlers have the decency to ignore the Book on this one. Surveys say so too.
Surely, the chicken-shit ACT board must be pragmatic enough to see votes in it, if not (hush the word) a principle?
If people can't expect ACT get behind this legislation for more liberty & and human dignity, what in the hell can they expect? Not even six months after the election and it's back to square one...sorry, I mean: one square.