Showing posts with label self-ownership. Show all posts
Showing posts with label self-ownership. Show all posts

Steve Chapman: The Case For The "Right To Die"

A basic right of self-ownership. Life is a gift that can also become an intolerable burden. For those afflicted with terminal diseases, the grim approach of death is accompanied by what, for some, is the unbearable prospect of pain, confusion and helplessness. If death can't be avoided, they would like to decide how and when it comes. With them in  ... MORE

Why Do Free People Need Permission Slips To Die?

by Jacob Sullum.     In a CNN essay published last October, Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old with terminal brain cancer, explained why she and her husband had moved from California to Oregon: so she could legally obtain the barbiturates she would use to kill herself on November 1. "I would not tell anyone else that he or she should choose death   ... MORE

Ian Lovett: California Legislature Approves Assisted Suicide

Individuals gain property rights over themselves.        In a landmark victory for supporters of assisted suicide, the California State Legislature on Friday gave its final approval to a bill that would allow doctors to help terminally ill people end their lives. Four states — Oregon, Washington, Montana and Vermont — already allow physicians to  ... MORE

Nebraska Senators Attempt Motorcycle Helmet Repeal

by Joe Duggan.    Nebraska lawmakers started what promises to be a long, winding debate Thursday over repealing the state’s helmet law. An early attempt to kill the bill failed, and Sen. Dave Bloomfield of Hoskins, who sponsored the legislation, said he’s ready to put in the eight hours before a vote can be taken to end debate. Legislative Bill 31    ... MORE

Masked SWAT Team Raids Poker Game, Terrorizes Players

by Tom Jackman.        Militarized cops seek to protect society from gamblers. On a quiet weeknight among the stately manors of Great Falls, ten men sat around a table in the basement of a private home last November playing high stakes poker. Suddenly, masked and heavily armed SWAT team officers from the Fairfax County Police Department   ... MORE

Bill to Legalize Assisted Suicide Introduced In California

Notion that people own themselves is forwarded.   California ProLife Council, working in conjunction with a coalition of life-affirming groups, has defeated California Assisted Suicide proposals in the past. But euthanasia advocates have promised to be particularly aggressive this coming year. State Sen. Bill Monning intends to introduce       ... MORE

Marijuana Midterms: 3 states and DC Vote On Legalization

by German Lopez. On November 4, voters in several states could break down restrictions on a drug once known for Reefer Madness. In Alaska, Oregon, and Washington, DC, voters will decide if they want to usher in marijuana legalization. In Florida, voters will decide whether to amend their state constitution to allow medical marijuana. Here's a    ... MORE

This 29-Year-Old Is Choosing to End Her Own Life on Nov. 1

by Hillary White.     An affirmation of self-ownership. Brittany Maynard plans on celebrating her husband's Oct. 30 birthday, and then just two days later, she will pass on quietly in her Oregon home, with a close friend and immediate family at her side. "There is not a cell in my body that is suicidal or that wants to die," she told People. "I want to live.  ... MORE

Hans-Herman Hoppe: Ethics of Entrepreneurship and Profit

A saga of corrupted profits.   In the most fundamental sense we are all, with each of our actions, always and invariably profit-seeking entrepreneurs. Whenever we act, we employ some physical means (things valued as goods) — at a minimum our body and its standing room, but in most cases also various other, “external” things — so as to divert ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Who Owns You?

Who should decide your fate?        Darcy Olsen, president of the Arizona-based Goldwater Institute, and Richard Garr, president of Neuralstem, a biotech company, wrote "Right to Try experimental drugs" in USA Today (5/28/2014). They pointed out that   ... MORE