SWEET MERCY IS IT GOOD TO BE FREE!!!!!
As a treat, I bought myself a copy of Stephen King's final book in the Dark Tower series. Yes, I'm going to literary hell, but Leigh will be there too, so it can't be that bad. 'Cause, you know, Leigh is just that spiffy. ^__^
First order of business is a nap. However, I would like to draw your attention to a current issue in the news...
You ladies know that I am very much a supporter of individual rights. I'm not into letting anyone-- be it the church, the state, whoever-- tell me what I can and can not do with my life. I don't know if any of you have heard of the Terri Shiavo case but, in this instance, I find myself actually siding with the conservatives. This woman has been in a out of a fugue state for years-- she responds to voices, she is fed through a simple feeding tube. When more aware, she can cry, swallow, move her head and eyes. And her husband-- her guardian-- wants to kill her. I use the word 'kill' because it's not a matter of pulling a plug. If they take out the feeding tube, she will starve to death. He claims it's mercy. There is no living will or 'do not revive order'-- he originally claimed he would take care of her forever, no matter what. Now, he's forbidden her family from seeing her, he won't even let the nurses play the radio for her or brush her teeth. No therapy, no treatments for infections. Normally, I'd say the state has no right over an individual's body-- and they don't. But this woman isn't making the decision-- her husband is. That's not mercy-- it's just murder. You can go here for more info, and make a decision for yourself. I stand firm on the fact that, if this woman can't make the decision for herself, then no one else should.