Saturday, July 14, 2012

The Right to Die.

The room is dark, a young man fresh out of medical school looks at the name tag of the patient. He smiles grimly. She is only twenty-three, his own fiancée. She was having a heart-attack, but now he has figured out a way to save her.


In the next room, another person writhes in agony. The grown son closes his eyes in a quick prayer as his father's body continues to fight with the deadly cancer that inhabits it. It is four in the morning. The door opens, the young doctor and a nurse come in. "Mr. Smith, you need to get some sleep, we have tests we need to run on him, we will summon you if anything develops."

"Of course, that is fine." The man sighs and walks out towards the waiting room. The doctor closes the door after him. "OK, we need to get to work." The nurse lays her hand on the body, it is breathing, there is a pulse."

"OK, age sixty-nine. Health bad. Girl more useful to the community. He dies of 'heart spasm.' We need to harvest that heart."


Something out a horror story? A mello-drama? Communist Russia? Hardly.

On 1973 America gave up its most sacred right, the right to life. We excepted the idea that man is god, and is allowed to decide who can live, and who can die. Nine men in black robes decided morality one day. And with the stroke of a pen they brought down the great edifice that our founding father's worked so hard to build.

In William Blackstone's commentaries he defines five innate rights of humans, the first of which, is life.

However, our starting point is not Blackstone, neither is it the law of nature, neither is it even our own Constitution. There is one place to start and one place only, and that is the Bible.

Deu 30:19

I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, thatI have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life.

In Peru, in the fifteen hundreds, there was a great empire known as the Incan empire. Technologically advanced, engineeringly brilliant, they built buildings with such precision and accuracy, and, in some cases, out of such massive stones, that today we are incapable of replicating it.
However, for all their brilliance, they chose death over life. They had a ceremony in which they would kill a child, and hurl his body into a pool of water to appease the gods. They would then drink of that water, and some theorize that that is how they eventually killed themselves off, by drinking the carcasses of their own children whom they had murdered.
The Bible says "They that hate me love death." America today hates God. We live in a death culture. From sculls on t-shirts, to abortion clinics, to death songs, to a fascination with crime-science shows in which grotesque types of murder and violence are portrayed, to a million other things which could be pointed out. Americans are fascinated with death. Until this un-healthy and un-biblical fascination stops, we will continue to have Kevorkians. Until this stops, we will never receive the full blessings of God on this nation.
There is no such thing as mercy-killing. God alone can decide who can live, and who can die. Unless we can make life, we cannot take life.
As for suicide, we do not even have complete jurisdiction over our own body. The citizen has designated times at which killing is acceptable. These include defense of property, defense of family, defense of life, defense of faith, defense of self, defense of nation. (The last with caviots.)
In seventeen-seventy-six, fifty-five men met in Philadelphia, and drafted a document which would go down in history. "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, and are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, and that among these right is life..."
Through His Strength We Will Conquer,
Andrew C. Abbott

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