15 October, 2010

Great quotation from a Canadian philosopher

The quote below was the lead-off comment on a thread that is developing in response to a story about Euthanasia.
"If tyranny is to come in North America, it will come cozily and on cat's feet. It will come with the denial of the rights of the unborn and of the aged, the denial of the rights of the mentally retarded, the insane, and the economically less-privileged. In fact, it will come with the denial of rights to all those who cannot defend themselves. It will come in the name of the cost-benefit analysis of human life."
-George Grant, Canada's greatest forgotten philosopher
If you want to read more of what is turning into a decent conversation, just click on the link below.

Read more: http://life.nationalpost.com/2010/10/15/euthanasia-is-%e2%80%98killing%e2%80%99-ethicist-tells-quebec-hearings/#comments#ixzz12S8qdCAX

1 comment:

  1. I can't find a date on which that quote first appeared, so I can't tell whether he borrowed the form from Sinclair Lewis or Lewis borrowed it from him, or they both borrowed it from Huey Long. Or Mussolini. And it's a fine quote, to be sure.

    But what does it have to do with the rights of the people to self-determination?


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