Identify and describe a current issue (this could be a controversy or
just an issue of importance) in American Government. Explain in 1-2
pages how one of the modern philosophers we've studied would respond to
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Doctor-assisted suicide (45% morally acceptable, 48% morally wrong, 3% difference)
- No, really. In 2011, this still divides us more than anything. While
everyone's been out beating the drum on gay marriage and abortion and
King George's taxes on tea, the rest of the country secretly time traveled back to 1991.
While I completely understand euthanasia being a divisive issue -- the
old "South Park" that addressed it featured basically every character
ultimately saying they wouldn't touch it with a 30-foot pole -- talking
about it still gives me that fuzzy retro feeling. Like, when I hear
people debate doctor-assisted suicide I want to listen to Jesus Jones'
"Right Here, Right Now" and drink a Crystal Pepsi.
[Note: This survey was conducted a few weeks before Jack Kevorkian
died, so doctor-assisted suicide wasn't number one because he was in the
news again. Also, I wrote this list on Thursday, June 2nd, not
realizing I would be publishing it on the same day he died. It's all
just a coincidence. An odd, odd coincidence.]