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Criminalize or Legalize?

Updated on December 25, 2017
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Jassel is a licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant (CDCA). She is also a certified medical office specialist.

Wrong or Right - Right or Wrong

Some actions that are committed are wrong, but are legal. Some actions that are committed are not really a harm to society, but are illegal. This topic is a critical thinking topic. It makes you think about the laws of society, what is considered wrong? what is considered right? Why is it wrong? Why is it right?

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Have you ever heard of Euthanasia? What is it?

  • Euthanasia is only legal in the Netherlands, Belgium, Colombia, and Luxembourg.
  • It is like assisted suicide, which is legal in Switzerland, Germany, Japan, Canada, and the states of Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Vermont, Montana, Washington DC, and California.
  • It is also known as mercy killing. Individuals whom have no hopes of survival, are terminally ill, is in severe pain, and wants out by death.

Individuals should have the right to end all the pain and suffering that is never going to get better, right?

"Physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia have been profound ethical issues confronting doctors since the birth of Western medicine, more than 2,000 years ago."

— Ezekiel Emanuel

The Difference between Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

The difference between the two acts, is the last act performed. For instance, if someone injects a lethal substance into the individual requesting death due to illness, it is considered euthanasia. If an individual requesting death is provided the injection with the lethal dosage, and they inject it themselves, it is considered assisted suicide.

"If I had terminal cancer, I had a few weeks to live, I was in tremendous amount of pain - if they just effectively wanted to turn off the switch and legalize that by legalizing euthanasia, I'd want that."

— John Key
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My Opinion on Euthanasia.

I would make it legal. I feel that if an individual who has no hope for survival, is terminally ill and is in incriminating pain, should have the right to die. I feel they should have the right to end their life in a quick, compassionate, and dignified manner. If a patient has no chance of recovery, in pain, and is suffering, should be given the option of euthanasia. However, to society this may be viewed as deviant behavior.

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How do you feel about Euthanasia?

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What action would I Criminalize?

I would criminalize alcohol. Alcohol is a drug that is easily obtainable for any person of age. We as society, do not want people driving under the influence of alcohol, yet we have bars that serve until 2 a.m. or later! Letting people drive away from a bar should also be criminalized as well, there should be a law that is put in place to protect society and provide prevention of individuals driving away intoxicated. Or, maybe, there should be a limit to how many drinks can be served. For example, individuals must provide documentation on how they are getting home, are they walking, driving, or receiving a ride home, before they start drinking. I think that if such laws were in place, then the numbers of death, injury, and accidents due to alcohol may decrease.

"Alcohol, tobacco, and pharmaceutical drugs are legal, but they can hurt a lot of people."

— Ziggy Marley

Additional Thoughts

Thoughts that raised in my cranium as I wrote were:

The summer of 2017 consisted of several child/infant deaths because they forgot their children was in the car, this I believe should be illegal and there should be a criminal charge. No child should be left behind.

What about corporal punishment?

What about flag burning? Which is currently protected under out first amendment

What about abortion?

Prostitution?

Polygamy?

Question!

What would you criminalize and legalize?

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