The Hidden Danger of the So-Called "Right to Die"
In October of 2003, the case of 39-year-old Terri Schiavo once again brought into focus the debate over the so-called "right to die." The Florida woman was temporarily removed from her feeding tube via a court order received by husband, but was put back on it a few days later when the Florida legislature authorized Governor Jeb Bush to issue a stay. As of this writing, her fate is still being debated in the courts and her case might now be headed for the U.S. Supreme Court. But I wonder if the right to die is something we really want I always shudder a bit when politicians start talking about giving me more rights. Rights have a funny way of morphing into obligations.
In the state where I live, you can legally make a right turn at a red light if there is no sign stating that you cant. This right is supposedly optional. However, if youve sitting at a red light with your turn signal on and five vehicles behind you with horns honking, it doesnt seem quite so optional. I fear this will be the case with the right to die if it ever becomes law.
Some people just dont have strong wills and Im one of them. Many times in my life, someone with a stronger will has coaxed me into doing something I really didnt want to do. I could never serve on a jury because I wouldnt be able to maintain my independence. I would just go along to get along, even it meant not expressing what I honestly felt.
Recently, there was a study released which found that many of the people who signed up for the federal do-not-call list regularly bought stuff from telemarketers. The conclusion reached by thy group that did the study was that these people lied when they said they did not want to be called. I see it differently. I think they honestly do not wish to be called by telemarketers. Why then have they been buying from telemarketers Because they dont have very strong wills and telemarketers pressure them into buying stuff they do not really want. Thats why they have registered for the do-not-call list.
I believe a similar thing would happen with the right to die. Many people will say they dont ever want to be kept alive artificially because thats the fashionable thing to say and they know thats what other people want to hear. However, deep down, some of them would like for all means possible to be used to keep them alive. Saying you want to be kept alive artificially is not a popular thing to say. Most people will criticize you for it. Even people who have enough courage to actually say this will often back down when the pressure begins to mount. People will scold them with statements like "you shouldnt be so selfish", "why do you want to be such a burden to your relatives and friends", or "youre old, you should be willing to die and make room for the younger people."
When someone is on life support and is subsequently found to be brain dead, they can be taken off life support without the permission of their family in many states. Even with that being the case, most doctors will still euphemistically tell the family they need to make a "choice." Of course, in the case of brain death, there is no real choice, since its totally different from euthanasia or cutting off life support from someone who is still alive. I wonder, though, if we would have any real choice if we actually got our "right to die."
Protect Your Job & Wages
When people call me about employment issues they dont realize one important law- in almost every state you are terminable at will.That means that your employer can fire you anytime and for no reason at all.The only way you are protected from being fired on the spot without notice is if you have a contract of employment.A contract of employment must be in writing and should specify your length of employment, salary, terms of employment, vacation, bonus calculations, the basis of termination and any warnings to be given make it at least 3 warnings if you can prior to termination and must be signed by your employer, among other things.
Are You In The Market For a Car Loan
Car loans are a tempting way to purchase a new car. While they provide for easy access to a car, these loans can get quite expensive if you do not know enough about what you are getting into. Simple research will provide you with information that can save you some real expenses. Even if you are getting a used car loan or a car title loan, you need to understand what you are getting into.
Gathering The Required Data For Your Personal Injury Case
You must be prepared before speaking with any of the insurance company’s representatives. Collect all important documents and evidences, including the photographs, police and medical reports, and statements of your witnesses. Take notes of important details and review the policies given by the company. Do not say anything that will cause your claim to be denied. Examine every photograph; they might see an angle that may be turned against you.
How To Win Your Case For Social Security Disability Benefits If You Suffer From Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and/or Fibromyalgia
Winning a Social Security Disability case for someone who suffers from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and/or Fibromyalgia CFS/FMS can be very difficult.However, with proper preparation I am often able to win clients their Social Security Disability benefits.I approach a Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Fibromyalgia case using the following five factors:
Personal Injury Lawyer
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Arraignment in New York Criminal Courts
The “arraignment” process involves:Being brought before a Judge in the courtroomReceiving the “ criminal complaint” with the crimes charged and the factual basis to each chargeThe District Attorney requesting bail or releasing you on your own recognizance called "ROR"Pleading guilty or not guilty
Lawsuit funding, also known as pre settlement cash advances, are a form of non-recourse funding that has become a popular service in the past few years. Injured clients all over the United States can use this service to get cash for their lawsuit now. Funds advanced can be used by the client for any immediate financial pressures including mortgage payments, credit card bills, to get out of debt, car payments and more.
Make Your Complaint Heard & Get Results
At some point in time you will be faced with the need to register a complaint because of a poor product or poor service, or maybe even both !
Do You Have a Case Against Your Stock Broker Ten ways to Tell
As an attorney who represents individual investors from around the Country in claims against their stock brokers, I hear a wide variety of complaints about brokers’ fraud and misconduct. If you believe that your broker has abused or harmed you, you may want to consider whether your complaint falls within any of the following typical complaint categories. If you fall into one of these categories, you may have a meritorious complaint against your broker.
What is the Difference Between a Power Of Attorney and a Guardianship Which is Appropriate for Someone With Alzheimer’s
A power of attorney is a legal document in which one person the principal authorizes another the agent to act on his/her behalf. Financial powers of attorney allow your agent to make decisions regarding your property. Healthcare powers of attorney allow your agent to make decisions regarding your health care needs.
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How the Jury System Should be Reformed
Our current jury system is ailing. It is beginning to fail us. O.J. Simpson being found not guilty is just one example of that problem. People with loads of evidence against them are found not guilty, while others with far less evidence against them are found guilty. Mass murderers are often sentenced to life in prison, while many others who commit just one murder are sentenced to death. People tried separately for the same crime often get much different verdicts and/or much different sentences. I know the Constitution guarantees the accused a right to a jury of his or her peers, but times have changes over the last 200-plus years and we need to make adjustments accordingly. There are two changes I would suggest we make as soon as possible.
Things You Ought To Know in Faultless Car Accidents
Anyone who has been involved in a vehicular accident, regardless of fault, can avail of No-Fault Benefits which would include compensation for wage lost, medical expenses and a replacement vehicle. It is also termed as Personal Injury Protection Benefit or PIP. Certain states like Minnesota have enacted laws requiring vehicle owners to have no-fault coverage as part of their automobile insurance coverage.
How to Start an Online Bankruptcy Forms Processing Service
Due to the dramatic increase in technology, paralegals now have the ability to outsource their skills and earn extra money working from home as a bankruptcy forms processor. Unlike an attorney or notary public, a bankruptcy forms processor does not have jurisdictional limits.In other words, a bankruptcy forms processor could live in Yellow Springs, Ohio and prepare bankruptcy petitions, pleadings, Motions and other court documents for attorneys practicing in California, New York or any other U.S. state.
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When you receive an email telling you about a virus, what do you do with it Do you send it to everyone in your address book to help them protect themselves too
It Only Takes a Few Simple Steps To Avoid Student Loan Debt
Student loan debt is a problem that affects many former students. It is a long and difficult process to pay off a student loan.Undoubtedly, it is much easier to avoid student loan debt in the first place.There are a few simple steps that can be taken to either escape student loan debt or ensure that the debt won’t be too hard to pay off in the future. Consider student loans only after you have researched all the sources of free financial aid.Many people who are eligible for financial don’t even realize it and instead take out a student loan.If you are not eligible for financial aid and need to take out a student loan, be aware that there are three major types of student loans: Federal Family Education Loans, Federal Direct Loans, and Federal Perkins Loans.Make sure you don’t go over your head in debt by deciding how much you can afford to borrow, and how much you can realistically repay.
Get a Prenuptial Agreement before Your Next Marriage
While signing a prenuptial agreement can be one of the all-time romantic turnoffs, for people heading into their second marriage, a prenuptial agreement can give the trade-off of a better relationship through the security of financial and life planning.
Lawsuit Funding is essential to victims of personal injury who are without sufficient income and are awaiting a legal settlement.All too often a person is injured by the wrongful acts of another but must wait years to receive his or her fair compensation.
The legal fiction of common law marriage
During a radio-talk show appearance, a caller told me about his unfortunate brush with the legal fiction of common-law marriage. He had been living with a woman for several weeks when he came home one evening to find the woman, his TV and assorted other property missing. He called the police, who mistakenly informed him that the woman was his common-law wife and so they couldn’t help him.
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