Voluntary 'execution' by the state...a thought exercise
Original post made by John on Nov 14, 2012
I would like to move the issue to voluntary execution by the state, independent of prisoners. I support doctor assisted suicide. I simply cannot understand what the objection is, other than that some doctors refuse to do it.
OK, so my thought exercise is this:
The State of California rents out its death chamber at San Quentin to civilians who want to die. It would be a very strightforward deal, I pay for my own death, because I want to die, and no longer face my own pain. San Quentin can franchise it, if they want.
Oregon already has doctor-assisted suicide, and it is time for California to follow. However, until we do, we could at least make some money off of it.
Once a few thousand civilians take advantage of the service, there might be judges who understand that being put to sleep is not cruel and unusual punishment, and the murderers can alco be put out of existence.
on Nov 14, 2012 at 3:59 pm
isn't satire supposed to have some humor or wit?
or is this just an entry for The Theater of the Absurd?
on Nov 14, 2012 at 4:22 pm
I did not mean it as satire. I want people to start thinking about voluntary assisted suicide. Clearly, if thousands of people bought the service of 'execution', it would serve two purposes:
1. Suffereing people could relieve their pain, painlessly, perhaps with their family surrounding them (like Jackie Onassis). There are many bigots who oppose personal choice in such matters. It is time that we just get over it.
2. Murderers could be eliminated from death row.
on Nov 14, 2012 at 4:31 pm
Ah, the internet.
What did trolls do before the internet?
Please do not feed.