Tuesday, January 17, 2006

When it's permissible to kill a disabled man...

Der Tommisar, a fellow evil trad from New Mexico (Santa Fe, I believe) as a great post on the Eurotrash's response to most recent California execution. Not that I'm big on the way we do executions these days (offing felons doesn't bother me in principle--my qualms have to do with the quality of our present criminal justice system, among other things, and it would be a long post in itself), but the irony of the Dutch having anything to say about this one is certainly worth noting, and he and his sources note it well.

2 comments:

Tony said...

In Europe, isn't it always permissible to kill a disabled man? Don't they call it "the right to die"?

They euthanize people all the time whose "quality of life" isn't up to snuff (pun intended) with their standards.

CS said...

I wouldn't confine the criticism to Europe. For example, even there, many nations actually have some restrictions on child-murder, unlike the 'good old US of A.'

Euthanasia is perhaps more popular than abortions here, and it seems only a matter of time...