henry quirk wrote: ↑
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:34 pm
[S - "so what does "sanctioned" mean in this context?" - that is, in the context of no government funded health care or insurance]
In the context of the here and now, sanctioned means gov-approved, gov-licensed, gov-funded, and (evetually) gov-mandated.
Approved - who cares? what for ? If it's none of anyone's business or government's business, why would it require their special approval?
Licensed - I thought health-care professionals were licensed as competent to provide specific services. A doctor doesn't need a whole separate license to prescribe morphine; a nurse doesn't need a special license to administer an injection.
Funded has been off the table since your minimal government stopped collecting contributions for public health insurance.
Mandated? Why? How would a minimal government bring about such a mandate, why would it want to, and how would it be enforced?
If all government does is keep its nose out of people's private lives, none of those three issues even arise.
[S - "Whatever a doctor and patient agree to would simply be a transaction like any other legal transaction."]
A private transaction is always acceptable, preferable.
All we've ever demanded was not to be criminalized or prevented from carrying out a rational decision to end unendurable lives.
All we've ever demanded is the same consideration that terminally ill or injured dogs routinely get.
We're not that far apart, Skip.
So what was all that clap-trap about the dignity of human life and the necessary indignity of death and sanctions and mandates...?
All we've ever demanded was for government to keep out of people's most intimate functions: sex, conception, birth, marriage and death.