Skip to comments.Why we need 'death panels' (She was right!)
Posted on 03/20/2013 4:37:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Miyamoto Musashi was a serious man.
The warrior-poet walked the medieval Japanese countryside seeking duels with the strongest warriors he could find. He lived a pure ascetic existence. He didn't care where he slept. He carried no money or food. And when too old to fight, after a life on the edge of mortality, he wrote philosophy in a cave.
So, pretty much the exact opposite of the modern American lifestyle.
Yet as our country grapples with a dangerous debt/deficit problem, caused by demographic challenges and an overpriced and inefficient health care system, we should pay heed to two of Musashi's most important precepts. The first is to do nothing that is of no use. The second is to accept death in the midst of life.
Who came up with 'death panels'? .
In other words, Musashi would probably support "death panels" -- the concept of end-of-life counseling -- to guide treatment for the terminally ill. So do I. Here's why......
(Excerpt) Read more at money.msn.com ...
The Stalinsts can’t handle the public being told the truth. At least without a little subtle persuasion. Until it’s too late...
Kill obamacare before i’m declared a useless eater, i’m 76!
This leads on to wonder how terminally ill will be defined under Obama Noncare.The same way "mentally ill" will be defined under the new gun control legislation.
No doubt, the argument will be made that we are all terminally ill, from birth.
This reminds me of the 'lifeboat problem' or the 'kidney machine problem' where there isn't enough for everyone who needs it and you have to pick who survives. The flaw in it is that there likely could be enough, provided the government wasn't mucking up the works.
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