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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