Truth be told, the world was surprised by the election results and not just liberals. Work colleagues of mine were literally crying last Wednesday morning. Ivy league schools were canceling exams for students so that they could deal with the emotional terror of the outcome. There is violence and protests in the streets, albeit only […]
Over the past several months I have been encouraged by finding self-identified “classical liberals” calling for more dialogue between opposing views in response to the volatile political climate. One of these voices is Dave Rubin. I respect what he is trying to do even though I disagree with him on many levels in terms of policy. He is […]
Dutch may allow assisted suicide for those who feel life is over” (Reuters)
The Dutch government intends to draft a law that would legalize assisted suicide for people who feel they have “completed life,” but are not necessarily terminally ill, it said on Wednesday.
The Netherlands was the first country to legalize euthanasia, in 2002, but only for patients who were considered to be suffering unbearable pain with no hope of a cure.
In a letter to parliament, the health and justice ministers said details remain to be worked out but that people who “have a well-considered opinion that their life is complete, must, under strict and careful criteria, be allowed to finish that life in a manner dignified for them.”
Albert Mohler comments here on how every time a piece of legislation like this is passed, the proponents of the bill will declare that the bill will never lead to further radical misuses in the future. In this case it is easy to see that opening the door to assisted suicide will lead to a broader cultural acceptance and encouragement of suicide for non-medical reasons. An actual slippery slope.
In today’s marketplace of ideas it is easy to get bogged down in the game of name-calling. The idea being that it is much easier to discount someone’s argument once their personal reputation has been soiled. Unfortunately, this seems to be “winning” strategy on all sides of the political spectrum and the election season IS its […]
Response to http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/12/opinion/the-brutalism-of-ted-cruz.html?_r=0 The question of Christian and evangelical participation in matters of public policy has been on my mind as of late. To be honest, this question is nearly always on my mind. How are we to participate? What is our role in culture and politics? etc… Beyond these questions is the question- How […]
Read article: http://cornellsun.com/2015/10/15/cornell-faculty-donations-flood-left%E2%80%88filings-show/ True open-minded intellectuals and higher education institutions should promote thought diversity as a means to hone the minds of students. This article makes interesting points regarding the ineptitude of its liberal students upon graduating liberal universities (most universities) regarding their ability to defend their liberal ideology in a world that is not […]
an example of Cognitive Dissonance in politics: people who use free enterprise and capitalism to their advantage (rightfully) and accumulate wealth through smart choices and hard work while AT THE SAME TIME voting for and supporting anti-capitalistic socialistic policies. They do this because they believe that their values are in conflict with their behaviors.