What about the other people that are involved? It wasn't too long ago that some selfish asshole jumped from a bridge into rush-hour traffic near where I live, traumatizing dozens of people in the process.
Uhhmmm... That sorta was part of my point. That it would be way better to legalize 'physician assisted suicide at home', rather than forcing people to do horrific things like that. Both for them and the other people involved.
May people aren't in a condition to rationally make that decision when it needs to be made.
Which is why, when making laws that allow this, it should be mandatory that people make that decision up front, in writing, when they still are able to think rationally.
Religion is the only legitimate basis for politics. All laws force some smaller group to do what a larger group thinks is 'moral'. I challenge you to define the term 'human rights' without reference to either law or morality. There is no such thing.
By that reasoning, 'religion' is just a way to let some larger group do what a smaller group thinks. Nothing more than that.
"Most Linux systems use IP tables type firewalls and the problem is that if you want to make a change to the firewall, it's hard to modify on the fly without reloading the entire firewall," Fedora Project Leader, Jared Smith said. "Fedora 15 is really the first mainstream operating system to have a dynamic firewall where you can add or change rules and keep the firewall up and responding while you're making changing."
Why should I not be allowed to write the above?
Uhhmmm... Because you pretend that this fiction is fact ? Lying ? Slander ?
I mean, what makes you think that *you* have the right to include 'real' people into your fake fictional works ?
Indeed. Mixing fact and fiction is quaintly known in civilized societies as lying. Making up a genre called "historical fiction" doesn't change the simple fact that Hilliard is being dishonest -- saying things about a real person that he knows are untrue. If his sincere intent was "literary criticism" as his lawyers now claim, then he would have written an essay, not a novel. They're entirely different categories of prose and I hope the court can appreciate that "fictionalizing" events of real people's lives is not literary critique, it's literally lying. And if any of the made-up events are in any way insulting, it's slander.
Very true... Mod parent up, please.... ?
Surely the burden of proof is on those who want to restrict such rights.
Hahahaha! No. If you dream up fictional stuff on someone/something, and pretend that it is 'factual', then the burden of proof of that is on you, pal.
Do you suffer painful illumination? -- Isaac Newton, "Optics"