Sunday, March 27, 2005

A Legal Explanation of the Culture of Death

My friend "Secret Agent Man" said some kind words about my long essay on Terri Schiavo (thanks!). I wanted to return the favor by linking to his superb, hyper-insightful paper, "Due-Processing Terri's Death." We need to learn how these travesties come about by a slow process and development of legal reasoning (which comes first in virtually any tyranny). Apparently, lotsa people think that if they deliberately, sophistically "reason" themselves (i.e., rationalize and special plead) to moral monstrosities, that the latter somehow magically achieves more "respectability."

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