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    The law doesn't currently allow for assisted suicide by injection? I could have sworn that was a big controversy when someone legally did that just recently...
     
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    AFAIK, there are a couple states that have introduced euthanasia. But it has so much red tape that it would be near impossible to get. I did hear of someone receiving it recently as well, but I heard its a pill form.
     
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    I personally believe that if a person genuinely is suffering and has articulated (or previously articulated) that they don't want to be confined to a bed for the rest of their life, they should have the right to a humane injection. But that should be by their choice, because history has given us a very stark example of what happens when a party acting in their own twisted interest decides to make that decision for people
     
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    What about people that can't communicate it
     
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    Since we are using extreme examples, if I put in my will that I don't want any kind of euthanasia, would I still be left to die, if he had his way?
     
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    Then all I can say is that that's a discussion more people should be having and including in their will
     
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    Regardless of political persuasion, I'm a firm believer there is common ground to be found among us. For example, although I am somewhat right-leaning I can totally relate with Bill Clinton right here:

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    Total Anarcho-Capitalist. If you need to support your ideas and plans with threat of force (the biggest threat of force being the government), it is not worth implementing. Everything that the government does can be done better by market (also known as you and I)
     
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    Just looking at our healthcare system compare to other countries, I'm going have to disagree.
     
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    Your healthcare system is a weird and disgusting mix of socialist and corporatist parts. It's not even close to being a capitalistic system.
     
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    Healthcare aside, what place is your ideal capitalism?
     
  15. Xzi

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    Our healthcare system is as capitalist as it gets. You pay an insurance provider too much money, then the hospital overcharges insurance for every little thing. The only time any of that cost is offset is with Medicare/Medicaid, but you have to have very specific circumstances to qualify, and even then you're probably going to end up footing much of the bill yourself.

    If you removed the government at this point, corporations would take over their role in the US. Things would probably get more authoritarian, and quickly without that pesky constitution in the way.
     
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    Laissez-Faire, something without market regulations. Did you know that the book of regulations in the USA is 170 thousand pages long? And they keep adding more and more every year. You can't keep that up!
     
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    The cross-thread irony here is staggering
     
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    It is definitely too long and needs simplification, but more than that it's still too full of holes for megacorps to exploit. Even with all this regulation supposedly "hindering" them, many pay zero taxes year after year or even take corporate welfare from taxpayers. Corporations for the most part already have zero allegiance to the country they were founded in, zero regulation just means regressing all the way back to child labor.
     
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    So no place that exist right now? If you had it your way, pollution would be even worse.
     
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    And what do you think will happen if we cover up all of those holes?

    All the businesses leave the country cause it's too expensive.

    Don't get me wrong, I don't believe in a pure free market. There absolutely should be restrictions to make sure nobody gets killed at their day-job. But by the same token, over-regulating is just going to piss off the small businesses who want to offer better deals as the mega-corps bribe and payoff anyone who could prosecute them. Next thing you know you have Buy-N'-Large controlling the entire government.
     
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