"Are you saying that society should just let him die?"
by Dan Savage
on Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 8:03 PM
The GOP base cheers for death. The answer to the question—"Are you saying society should just let him die?"—is, "YEAH!"
And what if it was a kid whose dad didn't have insurance that covered his dependents? And what if this man's kid wasn't insured not because dad didn't think that anyone in his family could ever get sick, but because dad lost his job and couldn't afford medical coverage and his daughter was diagnosed with childhood leukemia or badly burned in a fire? Let the kid die? Presumably the answer to that question is "YEAH!" as well. Followup question: toss some morphine the kid's way or let the kid die in agony?