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Why It’s Great News that Idaho Just Made Assisted Suicide a Felony

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A bill was just passed in the Idaho State Senate to make assisted suicide a felony:

BOISE – The Idaho Senate voted overwhelmingly Friday to make assisted suicide a felony, revoke the licenses of doctors who violate the law and allow people to get injunctions to block anyone they think might be planning an assisted suicide.

Why is this great news? Because Idaho is perhaps the lowest-status state in the country, and publicly associating itself with a cause like forbidding assisted suicide drops the cause’s status and makes it appear even more like the redneck bullshit it is. Hooray! I hope Mississippi is next.

Added: This post on Uncreated Thoughts, about how sometimes the status of a cause is dropped by well-meaning but low-status entities associating themselves with the cause, was the inspiration for the essence of this post – but I couldn’t find it to link to until just now.

Also, to be fair, this is the author as an adorable redneck child growing up in redneck Idaho, on her redneck horse, being led by her redneck hippie father (who has gun racks on his pick-up truck but voted for Obama):


Written by Sister Y

March 13, 2011 at 2:56 am

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  1. Hey, with fronds like these, who needs anemones?

    Also: D'awwww.


    March 13, 2011 at 11:10 pm

  2. I always had an inexplicable feeling that Sister Y was trying to sabotage the antinatalist/right-to-die argument with her redneck status. Now I'm certain.


    Modern Man

    March 14, 2011 at 12:55 am

  3. As Chuang-tzu said, “making a point to show that a point is not a point is not as good as making a nonpoint to show that a point is not a point.”

    Sister Y

    March 14, 2011 at 2:15 am

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