For nearly a year now I have been warning you about the stench of evil I smell creeping up on us. It comes as the gentle hand of compassion seeking to heal pain. But what it prescribes is death, and what it portends is a future where the life of each human being is valued less than the "common good".
As time passes we are "nudged" into seeing this world view as acceptable and when we do we give up the fight for God based liberty and fall back into the dark ages when what was "good" for the country was only capable of being decided by the King, or the dictator, or the government in whatever form it takes.
The new nation our forefathers brought forth on this continent, dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal, will indeed have perished, replaced by a nation of men and women who look at themselves as unequal to the task of choosing the course of their own lives and dependant upon "more enlightened" men to decide for them the life they live and how long they live it.
Belgium is considering a significant change to its decade-old euthanasia law that would allow minors and Alzheimer's sufferers to seek permission to die.
The proposed changes to the law were submitted to parliament Tuesday by the Socialist party and are likely to be approved by other parties, although no date has yet been put forward for a parliamentary debate.
Socialist Senator Philippe Mahoux, who helped draft the proposed changes, said there had been cases of adolescents who "had the capacity to decide" their future.
He said parliamentarians would also consider extended mercy-killing to people suffering from Alzheiner's-type illnesse.
In Belgium, some 1,133 cases -- mostly for terminal cancer -- were recorded in 2011, about one percent of all deaths in the country, according to official figures. [France24.com]