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“Well, you’re a licensed physician who’s spent years studying cancer and trying to save lives. It’s kind of your job.”
“Yeah, but what if somebody doesn’t actually want to live a long time? I’ve worked all my life on the assumption that helping people live healthy lives, as long as possible, is a good thing. But who am I to say? If this patient wants to enjoy his nicotine and check out early, isn’t that his call? Frankly, I’m rethinking my whole career. Maybe I need to find another specialty. Something more in tune with the times.”
“Like what?” I asked.
“I dunno. Elective amputation, maybe. Or assisted suicide. They say those are coming fields.”
(Author’s note: For reasons of privacy, I have changed “Colin’s” name. As well as the facts.)
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?