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Should the goverment start mandating forced euthinasia of the elderly and terminally ill?

The earth is severly overpopulated. People over 65 are a drain on society. Some take jobs that would be better filled by younger workers who have more time left to be in the workforce. Older people have more health problems and are straining the health care system along with the terminally ill. Why should these people be allowed such services when they are so close to death and less productive to society anyway?

Asked By: Raj Faneen - 9/27/2007
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Are you joking? You think your parents and grandparents should be put to death because they are 65 years old? I wonder how you are going to feel when you are 64. Sounds to me someone has a little growing up to do or needs to gain some heart and empathy... More
Answered By: jlcaughlan - 9/27/2007
Additional Answers (32)
Pretty sad is the day we celebrate a persons 65th birthday with a shot to kill them... More
Answered By: netjr - 9/27/2007
 
Anyone for "Soilent Green"? Lets hear it for recycling people... More
Answered By: Elana - 9/27/2007
 
The earth is overpopulated???? Since when? Apparently you've never been to Maine....
Answered By: truthsfifth - 9/27/2007
 
troll
Answered By: open thoughts - 9/27/2007
 
That is totally sick to even think about. totally EVIL.
Answered By: JC - 9/27/2007
 
evil disney indeed.
Answered By: ~cmd~ - 9/27/2007
 
No.. by the way goverment forcing euthinasia is an oxy moran
Answered By: megz - 9/27/2007
 
I would suggest to you that the world start forcing mandated euthanasia of anyone caught playing video games, smoking pot or caught chatting on Yahoo with more than one ID. Oh, and forcing mandated sterilization of males OR females under the age of 60. Older people think more clearly, unbeknownst to you.
Answered By: Noone i - 9/27/2007
 
This question is disgusting.. Respect your elders, many of them have fought wars and made the country how it is today. Why not just cull any one that leaves school without a decent education instead, or people with no respect for others.
Answered By: mikiew80 - 9/27/2007
 
That's horrible. I don't want my parents and grandparents to be killed because they're old. They're well loved and there's more to life than what your talking about here.
Answered By: Kari B - 9/27/2007
 
Because they are human beings just like you and I. this is a ridiculous question. Let's just have the government take away peoples rights to live... More
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Answered By: Chief - 9/27/2007
 
NO THAT IS MURDER STILL
Answered By: bobbi usa rocks - 9/27/2007
 
Should the government mandate euthenizing you because you are foolish youth who has no concept of life or what he is talking about? In your case I would sugest that your mother have a retroactive abortion. for a dose of common sense, listen to ttb.org.
Answered By: stick man - 9/27/2007
 
You idiot. Do you know how many people over 65 work? What might be a better way to reduce the population is to put people like you to rest early.
Answered By: canam - 9/27/2007
 
One would debate that YOU are not productive to society w/ ideas like that. Morons like you are the real drain. Do the overpopulated world a favor and sterilize yourself so the stupidity doesn't breed. Or drink the Kool-Aid. Society won't miss you.
Answered By: SavageLettuce - 9/27/2007
 
Hmmmm....Sound alot like Nazi germany Where would you stop Thin people ,fat people,tall people dark people.....maybe even you!
Answered By: lane p - 9/27/2007
 
J.R.R. Tolkein's Silmarillion includes the ancient history of the elves and the beginning of men. One story involves descendants (the Numenarians) of the "elf friends" and their fall from grace. I find the story to be very timely... More
Answered By: Easy B Me II - 9/27/2007
 
I've kind of felt the same way as you, but it pushes a line. You know, I mean technically when people lose their teeth they would die in nature. However, there are lots of younger people who are way more useless than elderly people I know. Picking an arbitrary date makes us as a people callused to death. It's a tough... More
Answered By: benvanzile - 9/27/2007
 
yes,the planet IS a busy place, but this does not mean that ppl who are older do NOT have in some manner have anything left...and just how sick do you mean?
Answered By: wendy c - 9/27/2007
 
You really got some people riled up with this one. The government shouldn't force anything. The practical solution would be to get rid of the welfare/nanny state that we live in, then you wouldn't have to pay for their services.
Answered By: specialtygasket - 9/27/2007
 
Wow I am so shocked about your true statement and I am 50 plus. In my opinion, they are value to society and be love by me... More
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Answered By: ryladie99 - 9/27/2007
 
Yes. Then you could kill all the insane and the crippled, followed by homosexuals and hoboes, and the blacks, and the semites, and the mormons and the quakers.......why don't you just kill everyone, and save the planet from mankind.
Answered By: doshiealan - 9/27/2007
 
Yes, definately. I totally agree. But why stop there? Lets top anyone who can not, or has no prospect of ever being able to wipe thier own bum. What possible use to society is anyone who needs a helper to wipe thier arse? None at all (I'll give you Stephen Hawkins, but not for long eh?) and speaking for myself - Swich... More
Answered By: Kevin P - 9/27/2007
 
Gee, has it never occurred to you that if you're lucky, and with your attitude you're not, you may live to be 65. If I'm still here I would love to be the one to force euthanasia on you. After all, at 65 you'll be a useless blob of a pathetic, disease ridden, non-productive person in an over populated world.
Answered By: Lacy - 9/27/2007
 
No, but euthanasia of people suggesting such measures would be a good start!
Answered By: wtfdubbya - 9/27/2007
 
I'm sure this question is just set to wind people up. But I'm gonna answer anyway... More
Answered By: Marc H - 9/27/2007
 
No.
Answered By: Mike W - 9/27/2007
 
Here is the answer, the only answer to overpopulation: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070723/
Answered By: Texican - 9/27/2007
 
Soylent Green is made of people? But it tastes so much like buttery cream of wheat with potted meat or spam mixed in! If I would have known it was made of people, I would have been molding it into images of passed away loved ones and spraying it with a nice plasticine coating. We could then sit and talk and talk for... More
Answered By: dolmann1 - 9/27/2007
 
Forget that idea of mandating forced euthanasia. You forget you will someday reach that part of your life. The terminally ill that have machines helping them live at the expenses of the family or state should be allowed to pass, the only ones making money are the doctors and hospitals. The job market isn't being... More
Answered By: countryboy - 10/2/2007
 
EXCUSE ME!!! There are lots of us over sixty five who are not only not taking jobs away from youngsters but who are spending money like drunken sailors keeping this economy afloat. But your type never mean the ones of us who have money, do you... More
Answered By: eschewdefeat - 10/4/2007
 
I'm glad that you think that people over 65 are a drain on society so let's do that lets kill all my grandparents JERK!
Answered By: heyjesus90 - 10/5/2007
 
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