Ok. It's not right to refer to our boreal neighbors by that epithet (nor do I want to offend one of my 7 regular readers, who is Canadian).
Anyway, got this link from the Curt Jester, analyzing the move to legalize euthanasia in Canada. Think slippery slope arguments are overreaching? Think again!
Compassion my friggin a**.
And to those who'd wanted to move to Canada after ol' W won: if this is the definition of a "free" and "progressive" state, then I'll stick right here in redneck, country-music lovin', pick-up truck drivin', crazy about football, a**-damn-backwards, patriotic, flying-an-American-flag-the-size-of-God-in-a-car-dealership, Bible-thumpin', oh-so-red state, South Carolina.
There. I said it.
Hey, I've lived here for like 10 years. A third of my life.
So, shoot me.
(Ok, I just love literary excess and hyperbole and apoplectic overreaction. I sound even better. Ask those who've heard! :) . It shore feels good, ya know! :) No, I'm not ignoring the maddening paradoxes of the South, nor the structural injustices built into society, especially around race [uh, like there's no racism up North either]. But, don't give me the "it's better up there" line. It might be all clean and environmentally sound and progressive and supposedly unbigoted. But there's enough darn scary issues. Besides they [the ultra secularists] hate religion to boot. Bottom line: there's no perfect place. Not this side of the Kingdom. Our citizenship, after all, is in heaven. 'Till then, I guess, we choose our poison, eh?)