Our country is under siege with a drug epidemic. So much so that some towns are now considering putting a cap on how many times a person can give you Narcon to save you from an overdose. What the hell people? How can you tell a police officer, nurse, or a doctor that they can not save a person when they have the medicine readily availabe? How is that going to go? Three strikes and you die. That seems ludicrous to me.
If we go down that road I see a lot of bad ethical dillemas coming our way. Why save a smoker? They are poisoning their body with every cigarette they smoke. Why should we check for lung cancers, let alone treat them? They are making a poor decision every single day. Maybe not as poor as the drug addict, but still.
Why should we treat alcoholics? They are poisoning themselves with every drink they drink. It is a choice they are making. Maybe not as bad as drugs, but still they are slowly but surely killing themselves.
Why do we rush in to save these daredevils who jump out of planes, race motorcycles on winding roads, or cars for that matter? To me that is a choice they are making. Maybe not as bad as doing drugs, but they know they can get killed.
How about saving people who attempt suicide. They want to die. Why are we rushing in to save them? That must cost us millions. Let them go.
How about all of these babies born way premature. Without life saving medical help they will perish. Why are we saving all of these tiny babies? Won't they cost us more in the long run with all of their medical issues? I think so. Need to let them go.
Lastly how about the elderly. When they get alzheimers they don't know anything anyways. Time to just let them slip off the abyss. Just saying.
Our country is under siege with a drug issue, but more than that it is under siege with stupidity. No one has the right to say that anyone else is not worth saving. Not a drug addict. Not a smoker or drinker. Not a daredevil. Not a premature baby. Not the elderly. We don't get to make these choices. The medical field is sworn to "First Do No Harm," and I am fairly certain that they don't want to be standing beside someone who has overdosed and make a choice on whether are worth saving. Every addict has a family, and even in their worst moments they are worthy of being saved because they are human beings. Compassion has to come in before all of these judgements on how other people should live their lives. If I am ever in the decision making situation, I am choosing life. If I can save that person, I will be doing it. Let the law straighten out the drug issue, and let the medical/rescue personnel do their jobs. First do no harm! Man if we could all just live by that motto, we would have a better world to live in.
Goodness gracious! This got me all fired up today. I hope all of you are well and enjoying your life. Me, I'm good. I'm about to go on a 9 day staycation starting tomorrow at 5 pm, and I am super duper excited about that. Be well!
peace :D shemelts