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Death With Diginity Now
jonathan arland
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Death WIth Diginity
The United State Government


    1. jonathan arland
    2. Petition by

      jonathan arland

      East Norwich, NY

We spend our lives supporting our government and our nation. Why is it that if one gets sick, one shouldn't have the right to take his/her life?  The last years of our lives should be played out with dignity. The government should not deny us the right to take our own lives if one becomes terminally ill. My parents are in their 80s and their health is starting to fail. My grandmother lived til’ 96; the last few years of her life were spent in a wheel chair not knowing where or who she was, or who anyone else was for that matter. After speaking with my parents, we decided that dying with some dignity is the way to go. Our economy is so bad that giving people the right to take their own life when their health is failing is both good for the economy and the families involved. The last few years of life drain all resources a person accumulated in a lifetime. This money just lines the pockets of doctors and hospitals, while the seniors are treated like they’re a burden.  I want to lobby Washington to allow people to terminate their lives with dignity. I want to be able to end my life someday if my health fails me, I don't ever want to be a burden to anyone. If there is no quality of life left in you, what’s the point? When I die I would like to be able to pass whatever money I have left to my family, friends and charities, not to doctors, hospitals and nursing homes.  I don't think the government has the right to make me live if I am sick. This should be up to each and every person. This decision should be made when you’re in good health. Each case varies, but there should always be a choice. If you agree with what I am trying to do, please show your support and sign my petition. Jonathan Arland

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    1. Decision-maker jonathan arland responds:

      jonathan arland

      Everyone please sign and have your friends and families sign too...

    2. Reached 25 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Chad Wood WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      I believe people should have the right to choose how and when they would like to die independent of what other people, religions or society thinks they should do.

    • david mccarthy WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Any decision based on our own bodies should be our own personal choice to make! Quality of Life is Life......

    • g vance sack AUSTIN, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      i believe in a persons right to choose !

    • Colin Storrie GLEN COVE, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      The choice to live or die should be the right of every human being. Quality of life is the issue here. If life has become a series of days spent in pain and suffering, including the pain of a person's family and loved ones, why should it be prolonged? Suffering pets are granted a swift end if their lives are hopeless. All the more reason to grant humans, with the power of thought and reason, the same right.

    • George Dedes SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      My father is in his 80s and has Alzheimer's. His life now consists of shuttling between a skilled nursing facility and hospitals and doesn't even realize where he his or what's going on with him. This is no way to live. Since my father has this horrible disease, there's a good chance I'll have it, too. If so, I want to have the choice to determine in advance at what point my life should end.


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