Today, Independence Day is about baseball games and hot dogs, BBQs and cookouts, and fighter jet flyovers and fireworks. It seems as if Americans today aren't being as critical of their government as our founding fathers were.
I am a supporter of physician-assisted suicide, as I am a supporter of suicide as a whole, given an individual is legally competent to make that decision (though the merits of that distinction, I allow, are up for debate). Thus, I welcomed the court's decision. My thoughts did not turn to the legal or constitutional particulars of the issue, however. Instead, I thought about what the inalienable right to life meant, because it's not as clear-cut as one might think.