Skip to comments.I Need Help Writing A Living Will That Will Protect Me If Hillary Becomes POTUS In 2008
Posted on 03/28/2005 1:22:18 PM PST by schmelvin
I have to agree that if Terri'd had a living will stating she did not want to die, none of this would be happening. But, in Terri's defense, she was very young at the time. Most people don't start thinking about living wills until they are much older. It's perfectly understandable why Terri wouldn't have thought that having a living will drawn up was a particularly high priority when she was only 26 years old.
Plus, back in 1990 when she collapsed, the laws were much different. It wasn't until the late '90s that legislation making it easier to kill patients diagnosed as PVS began to be passed in states all around the US. Terri would've needed a crystal ball rather than a lawyer to be able to draw up a living will in 1990 that would've saved her from laws passed 7-10 years later.
So, yes, EVERYONE please do write up a living will, but when you do, keep in mind that things could be very different a few short years from now.
In light of this, here's my living will:
Being of sound mind...
I do not want to be declared PVS and terminated for refusing to vote for Hillary Clinton in 2008. I do not ever want to be declared a burden on society and oh so mercifully & euphorically starved & dehydrated to death because of my pro-life Christian views. I do not want to be declared a "useless eater" and terminated because I do not belong to a protected special interest group. I do not want to be declared clinically insane and euthanized for believing that the US Constitution was not written on a piece of parchment so that it could more easily be used as toilet paper.
In fact, I do not want to be declared an "Untermensch" and slowly & barbarically tortured to death, whether it be by starvation & dehydration or any other means, for any reason: Not for illness, physical incapacitation, nor mental incapacitation. Not for my religious or political views. Not for my race or ethnicity. And, not for jaywalking, eating meat, driving an SUV, owning a gun, owning a cell phone, or smoking a cigar. God gave me my life. Only God has the right to take it. (For the purposes of this document God is defined as the great and fearful Creator of the universe who sent Jesus Christ to save us. God is NOT Judge Greer, the Supreme Court, the POTUS, Congress, or any government official.)
There. That's my living will. Did I leave anything out? (OOPS, yes I did. I stated that I did not want to be slowly and barbarically tortured to death. I forgot to add the part about not being swiftly killed by a bullet to the back of my head. I'd better go back and amend it.)
Where will we be 7-10 years from now? Is there anything that we could possibly put in a living will today that would save us from where we are headed if we do not stop this culture of death our nation has embraced right NOW?
Unless you marry the judge it won't matter.
You might want to look at a Protective Medical Decisions Document:
You forgot to add that if you're in a state with a Republican Governer, you realize all bets are off because any judge can do/say anything, thus overule your will, and that you acknowledge you are defenseless because Republican governors of late 'can't do anything.'
I used to be a democrat.
I became a Republican when I learned the importance of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and all that that intailed, including responsibilities.
Then I saw the real Bush in Florida and the real court system and realized they all the same.
Father in Heaven, help us - prepare us - sustain us.
Living Wills discussed here:
"If Hillary is ever elected President, please shoot me."
Does anyone know for sure how long 'living wills' have been around? I am not certain but it seems that a living will is something that might not have been too common 15 years ago. Makes me wonder what other document will be 'required' 15 years from now? We could do all the docs we want but there may end up being a definitive document that the courts rely on at that time,,,one that isn't even known to us yet. Maybe this is what happened to Terri? I am wondering if anyone knows the timeline on the use of living wills.
Thanks I do appreciate the information, although my vanity was meant to be a satire. (But, a satire in the serious sense.)
The link in my post #9 conatins some history about living wills; mainly, it started with the pro-euthanasia groups.
That reminds me...My Aunt, just a few yrs ago, had her pacemaker go awry. They admitted her to the hospital and put her under a lot of meds. When she didn't know her kids when they came in, her kids decided to speak to the Dr and have her food taken away. They claim she wouldn't have wanted to live on "machines". My dad was furious at the time and said they killed her. He says it was the influence of the drugs that was the reason she was out of it. Yet a Dr. went ahead and stopped giving her food.
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