Monday, September 7, 2009

Soylent Green anyone?

( – Cass Sunstein, President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), has advocated a policy under which the government would "presume" someone has consented to having his or her organs removed for transplantation into someone else when they die unless that person has explicitly indicated that his or her organs should not be taken.

This goes to the philosophy that people are subjects and property of the state and not free citizens. It seems that some not only want to tell you how to live your life, they want to tell you what will happen to you body once you die. We already have the right to donate organs even if our love ones objects. Some in government want to take our organs just because we forgot to object when we were alive.

I wouldn’t want to be young and healthy and be a perfect match to someone rich and powerful who needed a transplant. Won’t a national healthcare registry be helpful when they go organ shopping. I’m just kidding.

By the way, will there be a box to mark saying that you don’t want to be made into Soylent Green?

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