Monday, August 17, 2009

Who Should Decide

Let's be brutally honest, people die. It doesn't matter how much you spend, sooner or later it is going to happen.
So the question is who gets to decide enough is enough. Is it a question of when, how, but the who is the argument. Do we want individuals themselves, private business, or government making the decisions. We would like it to be decided by the individual and his/her family but current reality dictates that more often then not the other two are going to be the party crashers.
Throughout history we have seen the results of government making decisions of who lives and who dies. It is probably the reason Hitler jumps to the forefront of our minds so fast, yet there were many others. The government by its very existence knows way to much about us, and in turn could make decisions based on political expediency and persuasion of power. This is not expectable by those who truly wish to be free as our constitution would allow. We are not like other nations who have gone before us, and perhaps it is unfit to use them as a comparison.

The question of private business has yet an answer. The key is money. It is always the key and no matter the group this will always be the dominant question. The decision of the individual often comes down to money. The decision of the government often comes down to money. The decision by business will of course be based on money.
To this conjures up another question, How Much is Enough? Is there a limit? Should there be?
Star Trek is best quoted here, "The good of the many out way the good of the few, or the one." Is this an expectable reality? If so then someone must draw the line. I would prefer private business. There are far to many other things on the mind of government for me to grant them this.

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2 Comments:

Blogger bluepitbull said...

Common sense and a Star Trek quote. Where do I sign up?

Great blog.

6:24 PM, August 17, 2009  
Blogger cary said...

Too much common sense. If flag@whitehouse.gov hadn't been shut down, I would implore you to flag yourself.

11:27 PM, August 17, 2009  

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