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Be Thankful These Aren't Your Relatives

Be Thankful These Aren't Your Relatives
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By with Michael R. Shannon
Sunday, 25 November 2018 03:58 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Many of us have had bad experiences at family get-togethers and we’re not limiting that observation to Thanksgiving. Weddings, Christmas, birthdays, graduations, vacations and reunions are all occasionally subject to epic family meltdowns.

We suppose the only family event that has generally has a potentially higher ratio of confrontation to comity is the family intervention, which isn’t a particularly good idea for Thanksgiving in the first place.

Still, few multi-generation meetings can compare with the gathering that resulted in criminal charges chronicled recently by the AFP.

A Dutch physician, who took an oath to “first do no harm,” has been indicted by authorities in the Netherlands. “This is the first time that the Dutch Public Prosecution Service will prosecute a doctor for euthanasia since the introduction of the Act on Termination of Life on Request and Assisted Suicide in 2002.” Specifically she “overstepped the mark.”

That’s a very clinical description for a horrific experience.

According to the story grandma’s relatives came to visit her in the nursing home. These doting relations evidently didn’t plan to make another trip, unless it was to rummage through granny’s possessions. Dr. Death met them there and they proceeded into granny’s room.

The justification for executing the woman was that she suffered from dementia and it was interfering with the relative’s lives. The 74-year-old woman learned the hard way that “loose lips” still sink ships. At various times she had muttered about wanting to die, but witnesses stated that on other occasions she had said she did not want to die.

We guarantee no one in the room that day bothered to find out her views on the subject before beginning the execution.

The plan was to slip a mickey into granny’s coffee to keep her “peaceful” and compliant while the fatal drug cocktail was injected later. As long as the meeting was just a grim coffee klatch grandmother was cooperative, but when the ‘doctor’ started injecting the fatal drug she jumped to her feet and began to struggle.

Instead of postponing the elderly woman’s departure and discussing her wishes, Dr. Death asked family members to forcibly hold her down until she was dead.

As the authorities, in the understatement of the year observed, “The doctor should have checked with the woman whether she still had a death wish by discussing this with her.”

This is what happens when the left and the government forge an unholy alliance to dispose of the unwanted elderly and those whose “quality of life” is not up to snuff. AFP observes, “In 2017, some 6,585 people chose euthanasia to end their own lives in the Netherlands, about 4.4 percent of the total number of more than 150,000 registered deaths in the country.”

One can’t help but wonder how many of the euthanasia victims underwent the same “persuasion” that was administered to the elderly grandmother?

Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Reagan, is a Newsmax TV analyst. A syndicated columnist and author, he chairs The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Michael is an in-demand speaker with Premiere speaker’s bureau. Read more reports from Michael Reagan — Go Here Now.

Michael R. Shannon is a commentator, researcher for the League of American Voters, and an award-winning political and advertising consultant with nationwide and international experience. He is author of "Conservative Christian’s Guidebook for Living in Secular Times (Now with added humor!)." Read more of Michael Shannon's reports — Go Here Now.

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Many of us have had bad experiences at family get-togethers and we’re not limiting that observation to Thanksgiving. Weddings, Christmas, birthdays, graduations, vacations and reunions are all occasionally subject to epic family meltdowns.
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