Saturday, February 25, 2012

Santorum is nuts, because he tells lots of lies.

Yep, that's a firm title for a blogpost, but it's a needed one.
If a president's candidate is using lies to get Amerika's first seat he should be exposed. As simple as that.

It's not the first time my country, The Netherlands, is said to be inhumane.
Dr. Phil did so a few years ago, on the same subject, and when we wanted to give him the information he needed he shut his forum for the Dutch.
At least I and a few people I knew couldn't login anymore.

This time Rick Santorum said that old people here wear bracelets to tell their doctors not to euthanise them.
And on top of that he stated that old people are afraid to go to the hospitals.
He also says there's voluntary euthanasia.
And half of the people who are euthanised die against their will.
He states that old people go to other countries when they want to go to hosital, because they're euthanised for budgetary reasons.

I don't know where he gets his information from, but this is absolutely not true.

You're reading well: Santorum is completely wrong.
Rachel Maddow did some independent research and she, ofcourse, reached the same conclusion.

Let's explain first that euthanasia is just a word and the Americans and Dutch attach a different meaning to it.

Euthanasia for Americans is ending life, assist suicide, killing out of mercy.

For the Dutch euthanasia is something that is strictly described by the law and when this law is not kept it's plain murder and handled accordingly. No matter how good the intentions and no matter how carefully done.

In a way the Dutch law is stricter than in many other countries when euthanasia is concerned.
Strict rules need to be followed.
  1. A written request by the patient when he or she is sound of mind and able to make an independent decision.
  2. No euthanasia upon each request. Unbearable and hopeless suffering needs to be established. This means in most cases the last and final stage of terminal illness and no option to ease the pain.
  3. No alternatives available
  4. Consultation of another physician who is in no way connected to the family and who makes an independent decision about the physical state of the patient, his psychological state and all other circumstances, including the choice of medication to finalise the request.
  5. The patient should be well informed about his or her condition and the implications of the request.
  6. Each case of euthanasia needs to be reported to a review committee, and when not all requirements are met the police will be involved.
Ric Santorium is telling plain lies and he uses them to tell the americans they should be afraid of the american health care system because it will end up like here.
So he tries to manipulate the voters.
Why he uses my country? I don't know. Who invented those lies? I don't know.

What worries me more is that all those people who listened to him when he told these lies just listened.
No one questioned the truth of his statements. No one asked him anything.
So the people who follow him can't think for themselves and to behonest: I think they shouldn't be allowed to vote at all, and he should withdraw his candicacy.

He's a danger to his own country.
When a president candidate thinks he can tell these lies without any consequences he's absolutely nuts.
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