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Rick Santorum's 'Involuntary Euthanasia' Claim Outrages Dutch
The International Business ^ | February 20, 2012 | MELANIE JONES

Posted on 02/20/2012 4:56:52 PM PST by BarnacleCenturion

Rick Santorum's claim that the Netherlands advocates mass murder through involuntary euthanasia has prompted a furious backlash from the Western European country, with local news sources calling the Republican a "crazy extreme" candidate making up facts to stir up his political base.

"Rick Santorum Thinks He Knows the Netherlands: Murder of the Elderly on a Grand Scale" fumed the headline of the newspaper NRC Handelsblad on Saturday.

The article references an interview, barely played up by the American press, in which Santorum claims that euthanasia makes up "10 percent of all deaths" in the Netherlands," and that many of those people were essentially murdered by the state.

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1 posted on 02/20/2012 4:57:00 PM PST by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Amply documented here on FR.


2 posted on 02/20/2012 5:00:31 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth (I'm for Churchill in 1940!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I bet that most euthanasia is indeed involuntary


3 posted on 02/20/2012 5:00:46 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

And we care what the Dutch think about a USA presidential candidate - why?


4 posted on 02/20/2012 5:01:57 PM PST by svcw (Only difference between Romney & BH is one thinks he will be god & other one thinks he already is.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Well, I can’t say that I’ve kept up with the latest statistics, but the Dutch certainly were pioneers of the euthanasia movement. And I’ve read of several cases of involuntary euthanasia, where neither the patient nor the family agreed.

There was one case fairly early in which a doctor killed his patient so he wouldn’t have to wait around and miss the start of his vacation.

The Netherlands has long been a lesson for those who think that euthanasia can be totally “voluntary.”

I’d say that the Dutch are yapping because Rick hit them where it hurt.


5 posted on 02/20/2012 5:02:40 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
From the Article: "The most conservative of all the candidates in the Republican primary race. He loathes abortion and euthanasia."

I think Newt Gingrich also loathes abortion and euthanasia. And I'm pretty sure Ron Paul does as well.

Heck, Romney would even say he opposed abortion and Euthanasia. so it's funny that these foreigners have no clue how decadent their country has become.

6 posted on 02/20/2012 5:02:40 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Geesh, how the truth hurts.


7 posted on 02/20/2012 5:03:03 PM PST by dforest
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To: BarnacleCenturion

To the people in the Netherlands:

Methinks thou doth protest too much.


8 posted on 02/20/2012 5:03:05 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: BarnacleCenturion

fvck ‘em.


9 posted on 02/20/2012 5:04:22 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (religion + guns = liberty)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Why the hell is he spending time on some of these bullshit issues?
Geez how about attacking what is going on HERE with a marxist in the WH.


10 posted on 02/20/2012 5:05:34 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (When does the shooting start?)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Just thinking..wouldn't it be wise to FIX the US problems first, Rick than making dumb remarks to where one sets themselves up in a big poo-poo dilemma. He is not prime time ready. Imo.
11 posted on 02/20/2012 5:05:53 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I guess that means Newt picks up the delegates from the Netherlands.


12 posted on 02/20/2012 5:05:53 PM PST by RFEngineer
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Here’s the problem. If Santorum runs as Saint Rick, and he’s already being tagged that way,he will turn off all those who are sinners. There’s a lot more of those people than saints. Then you get nothing.

A bit of balance is perhaps called for.


13 posted on 02/20/2012 5:07:27 PM PST by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Dey gots dykes in Holland dont dey?

No wonder they hate Santorum.


14 posted on 02/20/2012 5:07:27 PM PST by Happy Rain ("Better add another wing to The White House cause the Santorum clan is coming.")
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I really don’t give a smelly Obama about whether or not they object to our labeling of their practices. ‘Twould be better for them to worry about Islam.


15 posted on 02/20/2012 5:07:59 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: BarnacleCenturion

The truth isn’t always pleasant.


16 posted on 02/20/2012 5:08:49 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Any "assisted suicide" by an elderly person with even mild dementia is euthanasia. Ditto for the mentally handicapped.

I saw a documentary a number of years ago about the Nazi euthanasia program and how it was promoted through propaganda films like "Life Without Life". The arguments for this mercy killing were always that it was what these people would want rather than to have a "life without life" and of course the money to be saved by not caring for this burdensome population. Obama adviser, Dr. Ezekiel Emmanuel and former Senator Tom Daschle make these same arguments in their health care plans.

17 posted on 02/20/2012 5:09:59 PM PST by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: Outlaw Woman

I don’t know, but I am tempted to start calling him Rick Sanitarium myself.

None of what he is talking about matters at all except it will all keep him from being elected in 2012.

I am just going to say that if he doesn’t win FL, he cannot be elected president, and I do not see the south of Florida getting behind someone talking about irrelevent stuff like this.


18 posted on 02/20/2012 5:10:13 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: svcw

There are only two things I hate: those who are intolerant of other people’s cultures... and the freaky-deaky Dutch.


19 posted on 02/20/2012 5:11:00 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: chris37

Perhaps Rick/Huck or Rick/Rubio wins PA, OH, and FL ..a landslide win over the beloved Obama!!!!


20 posted on 02/20/2012 5:14:48 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: CainConservative

I realize that the Dutch maybe great people, but my mom’s family came here from Holland in 1625 and they are the worst cooks ever.
They don’t like the French (but who does).
My dad’s family is from Italy, and for them that’s all that matters.
freaky-deaky - hahahahah!


21 posted on 02/20/2012 5:16:49 PM PST by svcw (Only difference between Romney & BH is one thinks he will be god & other one thinks he already is.)
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To: svcw

Yeah — for an American presidential candidate to be in Dutch with the Dutch means just what?


22 posted on 02/20/2012 5:17:27 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: BarnacleCenturion

True or not, Santorum needs to stick to economics.


23 posted on 02/20/2012 5:19:43 PM PST by Lady Lucky ( Exposure to the Son may prevent burning.)
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To: Outlaw Woman

That Marxist in the White House has made Obamacare the law of the land. I am sure euthanasia may well be in between this over 4000 pages of pure social and fiscal engineering.

Santorum is awakening people from their sleep about social issues. It is high time.

To Marxists, social and fiscal issues are one and the same.

Now, someone is saying it on our side. Whether Santorum gets the nomination or not, he is bold and unafraid to talk about those issues.


24 posted on 02/20/2012 5:20:47 PM PST by dforest
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To: CharlesWayneCT

“...he loathes abortion and euthanasia”? Is this from the pro “kill babies and old folks” lobby?!?!?


25 posted on 02/20/2012 5:21:29 PM PST by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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26 posted on 02/20/2012 5:23:46 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
So Rick upset the Dutch by calling them out. Big deal. I don't really care what people wearing wooden shoes have to say.


27 posted on 02/20/2012 5:25:25 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: chris37

None of what he is talking about matters at all except it will all keep him from being elected in 2012.

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I got to disagree with this. Issues like euthanasia are important as they tie in with obamacare. The excitability of liberals when Palin called them out on death panels really hit a nerve.

Social issues are points of positivity for the Republicans, Santorum is on the popular side of this issue.

Its just a myth that social issues hurt the GOP, IMO.

Economic issues are easy for liberal demogogue, but not this.


28 posted on 02/20/2012 5:25:55 PM PST by I_Like_Spam
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Aren’’t there a lot of Dutch related people in Pennsylvania, where Santorum already lost reelection?


29 posted on 02/20/2012 5:26:17 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (NEWT GINGRICH 2012)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
This is funny.
The proud Dutch have allowed their country to become overrun with Muslims and dope and they're pissed at Rick for mentioning the obvious ?
30 posted on 02/20/2012 5:26:41 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: chris37

Why are the flaming libs at Newsweek so stupid?


31 posted on 02/20/2012 5:28:54 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: Outlaw Woman

I was thinking the same thing, Why the Netherlands?

Why not talk about Oregon? Or Terry Schiavo?


32 posted on 02/20/2012 5:29:04 PM PST by ConfidentConservative (If my people shall humble themselves and pray,I will hear from Heaven and heal their land.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I tried some of those wooden shoes a couple of times. I do not understand the fascination, but, in a pinch, they’d work if you had nothing else.


33 posted on 02/20/2012 5:31:06 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Conservatives are outraged by lies - leftists are outraged by the truth.


34 posted on 02/20/2012 5:31:06 PM PST by Tax-chick (I saw a werewolf drinking a pina colada at Trader Vic's. His hair was perfect!)
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To: Outlaw Woman
Why the hell is he spending time on some of these bullshit issues?

Santorum? He's responding to questions.

Its the media thats hyperventilating.

35 posted on 02/20/2012 5:31:48 PM PST by skeeter
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To: FastCoyote
There are two aspects to this statement. Firstly, Santorum’s statements are no more bold now than previous statements. It's simply a matter of being the front runner in the Republican nomination process, the media will scrutinize everything he says. Such is always the case with Republicans. Secondly, if a candidate does start bending to the criticism from the media and becomes the perfect politically correct candidate, you end up with John McCain, and the media will still attack.

The media can go to *ell. Let our candidates tell it like it is.

36 posted on 02/20/2012 5:32:30 PM PST by Rational Thought
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To: Cicero

Amen, bro. It is indeed that the remark found a honest target that brings on the yowls. Hopefully some Dutch agree with it.


37 posted on 02/20/2012 5:32:34 PM PST by bvw
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To: Berlin_Freeper

“Pennsylvania Dutch” are descendants of Germans. The usage of “Dutch” in that case is simply a corruption of “Deutsch.”


38 posted on 02/20/2012 5:33:28 PM PST by Tax-chick (I saw a werewolf drinking a pina colada at Trader Vic's. His hair was perfect!)
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To: I_Like_Spam

Let me let you talk to my brother’s wife, a 30 year old lib dem who voted for Obama but now realizes her mistake.

I guaran-damn-tee you neither her nor my brother, a republican, will vote for him at this point, because they both view him as a “right wing maniac”, but ESPECIALLY HER, and I promise you, she is representative of a whole hell of a lot of female voters in this country.

He may well be right on, but if he can’t get women to vote for him, say hello to involuntary euthanasia.


39 posted on 02/20/2012 5:34:19 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: dforest

Maybe he should run in the Netherlands since he was talking about them?


40 posted on 02/20/2012 5:34:19 PM PST by ConfidentConservative (If my people shall humble themselves and pray,I will hear from Heaven and heal their land.)
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To: skeeter

“Its the media thats hyperventilating.”

And two anti-Santorums on this thread. ( ^ ;


41 posted on 02/20/2012 5:34:19 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Aren’’t there a lot of Dutch related people in Pennsylvania, where Santorum already lost reelection?

The Pennsylvania Dutch are actually of German descent...that's a misnomer based on the mispronunciation of Pennsylvania "Deutch."

42 posted on 02/20/2012 5:34:43 PM PST by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
In Holland, you'd see more "outrage" from a 5% tax increase on marijuana or prostution than anything said by Santorum. This article is BS on so many levels.

But if the left wants to play the "morality" game, by all means, let's play and see who wins. Conservatives should not shy away from this. On most moral issues, the conservative position is the majority position, despite the claims of the SRM.

43 posted on 02/20/2012 5:35:56 PM PST by matt1234 (Bring back the HUAC.)
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To: ConfidentConservative

He was asked a question and he answered it.

Since when do candidates have to be restricted to only talking about issues in America?

Issues span the globe now.


44 posted on 02/20/2012 5:37:36 PM PST by dforest
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To: Berlin_Freeper

The Pennsylvania Dutch are Swiss.


45 posted on 02/20/2012 5:38:31 PM PST by bvw
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To: CainConservative

You’re going to need the votes of some of those stupid libs if you want Obama out, and Rick ain’t going to get them running for pastor, sorry.


46 posted on 02/20/2012 5:38:39 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: CainConservative

Its both amusing and disappointing to see so many here shuffling to the media’s tune. You’d think they’d know better by now.


47 posted on 02/20/2012 5:39:11 PM PST by skeeter
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To: dforest
Santorum is going to stumble because of a foot in his mouth. Choosing to use a foreign country as an example is stupid and a waste of time. There is plenty of crap here to talk about.
48 posted on 02/20/2012 5:39:25 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (When does the shooting start?)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
“The most conservative of all the candidates in the Republican primary race. He loathes abortion and euthanasia.”

That is the truest sentence I have seen in awhile. I think this is awesome to point this out. They try to make it a negative, but it the most positive and powerful sentence that they could write.

49 posted on 02/20/2012 5:41:40 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: CainConservative

Hope you ain’t talking about me, little dood, because I intend to vote for Santorum if he wins the nomination, but he’s going to need to be a hell of a lot more politically savvy if he actually intends to win in the general.


50 posted on 02/20/2012 5:42:08 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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