Don’t Euthanasia Me, Bro

“Our knowledge can only be finite, while our ignorance must necessarily be infinite.” -Karl Popper

I think I owe my life to Rick Santorum. I’ve been living in the Netherlands for a while and I’ve only just heard that this country actually euthanizes people without consent. Sure, I knew that euthanasia was legal here, but I had no idea the government was euthanizing anyone costing the government too much money.

I’ve had no need to go to the doctor since I’ve lived here and now I’m very glad I haven’t. According to Santorum,

“…half the people who are euthanized every year — and it’s 10 percent of all deaths for the Netherlands — half of those people are euthanized involuntarily, at hospitals, because they are older and sick. And so elderly people in the Netherlands don’t go to the hospital, they go to another country, because they’re afraid because of budget purposes that they will not come out of that hospital if they go into it with sickness.”

What if I develop cancer or something? I could be euthanized!

I don’t have a “Don’t Euthanize Me” bracelet, but I’ve applied for one through the Ministry of Euthanasia. I’m even considering getting “Don’t Euthanize Me” tattooed down my forearm. I’ve also applied for a “Don’t Euthanize Me Either” collar for my dog, just in case.

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