Why wait ’til I’m dead?

I happen to be an organ donor. I know many other people who are as well. I personally don’t have a problem with the thought of someone else benefiting from my eyes, liver, heart, or kidneys if something were to happen to me. I think it’s the right thing to do and I don’t see a reason not to be an organ donor.

However, there are many people who don’t believe in donating their organs, for whatever reason. That’s fine. There are probably some of my own friends and family who aren’t donors. Does this mean they’re bad people because they don’t wish to donate? Do they hate people with health problems or those who have had accidents? Those would be a ridiculous liberal arguments and I absolutely do NOT believe it. We all have our own bodies and have the right to decide what to do with them now and after death. And I respect that, whatever the reason.

What about cremation. I don’t believe in that. Some people do. We can choose for ourselves.

What about flu shots? Medications?

Now, let’s just imagine for just a minute that we live in some crazy parallel universe where governments are out of control and people get rights and privileges mixed up (I know that would never happen, but just humor me for a minute).

Once we give authority to the government to make medical (life/death) decisions, why not require everyone to become organ donors? You don’t need them. You’re dead. It makes sense that someone else still living should benefit. But why stop there?

It’s more efficient to be cremated.

You have 2 kidneys. You only need one.

I have O-neg blood type (red gold). I am the universal donor. Why not require me to donate.

What if you’re overweight?

What if you are disabled?

Why should you be allowed to not get a flu shot and possibly infect others?

Where do you draw the line? Once you succumb to a socialist program, you open the door to bondage. Once you surrender your agency to the government, you will never get it back. In the eyes of the government, you are a #, not an individual. That is contrary to my belief system that we are all individuals who will be accountable for our own individual actions. You, not the government, knows what’s best for you. Not some sweeping govt policy.

This issue, for me, is not as much about health care as it is about agency (even though a government health care program would be devastating to our economy and freedom and would create more problems than it solves). Additionally, I don’t think health care is about health care as much as it is about more control for the govt and dependency on the govt. Any program that takes away my choice (you are naive if you don’t believe a govt health care system would reduce/eliminate choice) or makes the govt bigger, I am against it. I will be responsible, for better or worse, for my decisions. Period.

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