Do we need any more proof that Conservatives are more civil human beings compared to the feral left?
Well, of course. Why not?
New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Adern, told US President, Donald Trump, that no one marched in protest after her success at the recent election. She responded with this after President Trump made a joke about her becoming Prime Minister with the help of New Zealand First. Adern told Sky News that she didn’t think President Trump was offended by the remark.
Of course President Trump wouldn’t be offended, after all he is a Conservative and Conservatives do not get offended. We like to embrace free speech something the left do not value. The interesting thing about this though is we have a left wing Prime Minister who has basically admitted that Conservatives are more civil when it comes to political discourse. Majority of New Zealanders rejected NZ Labour, the only reason why Adern is Prime Minister is because she has done a deal with Winston Peters, the leader of far right New Zealand First.
If Conservatives held a distasteful view like the left, we would be out there protesting and making life hard for the socialists however we don’t. We respect the institution of democracy and political systems which elect government. We understand that you win some and you lose some, sure we get disappointed at results but we move on and work towards a better future.
The left on the other hand don’t respect democracy and don’t respect our political systems, they are sore losers and protest when they don’t get their own way; Brexit and President Trump are two examples of this.
Given this, kudos to Prime Minister Adern for finally admitting that Conservatives are more civil human beings, maybe she needs to provide lessons to left wing millennials on how to become a better human when it comes to a more civil political discourse.
Death is inevitable. It is something that binds us all regardless of race, colour or creed. How we die, however, is something that makes us all unique. Some of us will die in our sleep, some will die due to traumatic causes, some may experience a massive heart attack, stroke or even a terminal illness such as Cancer. One thing for certain is that we all want to die with dignity and as much as possible, pain free.
I applaud the Victorian Labor Andrews Government for passing legislation this week to legalise Euthanasia. It is important that those who have a terminal illness to have options when it comes to their own life. It is a basic human right that we all die with dignity, unfortunately in certain circumstance this cannot occur as death is unpredictable and unforgiving. When it comes to terminal illnesses such as Cancer, this can be predicted and given the harsh outcomes of cancer such as pain, immobility and deterioration of mental status it is imperative that we respect ones wishes to end their life before these outcomes become reality.
Some people argue that we should not get involved in being God, that palliative care measures should be the prime focus when it comes to terminal illness. Unfortunately no matter how good palliative care is, sometimes you just can’t relieve pain. Pain doesn’t necessarily mean physical but also mental. If one becomes bed bound due to their terminal illness and they need a carer to clean them or feed them through a peg tube, this is a form of mental pain. Many individuals who have had cancer and are in this state have told me that they wish they could go to sleep and never wake up because their dignity is long gone, they can no longer look after themselves, they can no longer enjoy what life can offer them. Many of them have said they are just an existence.
As a Conservative I do understand some peoples concerns that there could be loopholes which could see family members of individuals pushing euthanasia to be able to obtain whatever is in ones Will. Many Conservatives are concerned about the slippery slope, if you legalise euthanasia on terminal ill patients then those with chronic mental health issues will be next. This is where Conservatives need to have a constructive debate on this issue rather than shutting it down. We often complain about the left shutting down debate, Conservatives are effectively doing the same when it comes to Euthanasia.
This is an issue which affects more people than same sex marriage yet for some reason the same sex marriage debate is hijacking this important issue. People have a right to die with dignity. People should have an option if they are terminally ill to end their life how they see fit with assistance from the medical profession to ensure that the practice is regulated and that suffering is not prolonged. Conservatives can play a vital role to ensure that loopholes in which they are worried about are water tight. Australia we can have this debate and we can work together in making this happen.