Friday, September 30, 2005


A Canadian man drugged and suffocated his 11-year-old son who was suffering from epilepsy. Purportedly, the father thought the boy partially brain dead and wanted to spare him a life of suffering. There was also some babble about saving his family from a child he saw dangerous to other family members.

A Canadian judge (it was a judge-only trial) found him not responsible for his actions on "account of a mental disorder." Family members had eagerly testified to a history of depression and suicide. Which makes you wonder if they should have their children removed for safekeeping.

This is, whether we want to admit it or not, the logical extension of State Secularism in Canada. Children are no longer "God's creations" but ours to do with what we want, or the court directs. I am not big on religion, but I can see what the Religious Right has saved us from here in the U.S. It's a question of balance. If you don't believe it, the Dutch have even more plans in store for infants and patients unable to give informed consent "due to learning disability or dementia. "

Just kill em. God knows, there's precedence in Europe.

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