Euthanasia: ‘Public Policy’


(I began publishing my monthly newsletter The Bob Livingston Letter™ (subscription required) in 1969. The following is an excerpt from the July 1996 issue. Now we know that included in the Obamacare deathcare law, the misnamed Patient Protection and Affordable Healthcare Act, is a provision to establish panels that will ration healthcare treatments to older patients based on their “worth” to society (i.e., death panels). In other words, euthanasia has moved from unofficial to official public policy.)

Abortion, murder and infanticide is public policy in America. When anything becomes public policy, it is actually government sponsored. Public policy is a high-sounding term which implies that the people agree and desire certain action.

Change agents invented the concept “public policy” to disguise authoritarianism by making it seem palatable.

But before something becomes official and “public policy,” it begins as unofficial public policy. In the beginning or unofficial stage, the government and its politicians appear to be silent or neutral on an issue. All appears to be spontaneous, coming from grass roots idealism. For example, infant murder began under the altruistic sounding words “planned parenthood.” As always in such chicanery, these words are totally misleading. But they have worked their charm on lukewarm church-going Americans. Not one in ten thousand, when they hear the words “planned parenthood,” thinks of child murder.

In the beginning stages of creating the public mind to accept the formulation of public policy, it all has an aura of free expression and “free choice.” This is the stage that abortion (unofficial child murder) and euthanasia are in at this time. Of course, abortion is far more advanced than euthanasia (“assisted suicide”).

While some people are mildly alarmed, few would ever suspect the progression pattern and how these altruistic social expressions finally evolve into law. This means in plain language that at some point, the government decides “by law” who is to die “in the public interest.” They will decide which children will die and which aged and infirm will die. And eventually, they will come after you with no pretense.

By the time murder laws are enacted, the people will have been prepared to accept them as desirable and “for the good of the country” and the community. We reach the stage of the Animal Farm.

We predicted the acquittal of Dr. Jack Kevorkian because we said that he is an agent provocateur to initiate public policy on euthanasia, termed “assisted suicide.”

There is a very solid economic reason why unofficial “public policy” wants you to expire when you retire. Too many aging people and too much medical consumption is a real and present crisis for the government.

It may not be official or stated, but you can be sure that population control to limit consumption is a serious government policy and program. As more and more consumption flows to an aging and sick population, the transfer of real resources reverses to these population segments. The tail begins to wag the dog. The economic system was designed to transfer real resources to the government. There is an economic agenda behind the “medical crisis.”

The term “medical crisis” is a code word for excessive public consumption. The unofficial and unstated long range “public policy” is assisted suicide and “free choice” (child murder).

Personal Liberty

Bob Livingston

founder of Personal Liberty Digest™, is an ultra-conservative American author and editor of The Bob Livingston Letter™, in circulation since 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

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  • Warrior

    And so, the “progressives” push on for their “godless” utopian society. Top down/bottom up. I fear they are going to get their wish!

  • Vigilant

    “We predicted the acquittal of Dr. Jack Kevorkian because we said that he is an agent provocateur to initiate public policy on euthanasia, termed “assisted suicide.”

    He was not acquitted.

    “In 1999, Kevorkian was arrested and tried for his direct role in a case of voluntary euthanasia. He was convicted of second-degree murder and served eight years of a 10-to-25-year prison sentence. He was released on parole on June 1, 2007, on condition he would not offer suicide advice to any other person.” (Wikipedia)

    • independent thinker

      I think both are true. I seem to remember him being acquitted in one case then convicted in the case you are talking about. I do not have time to research it right now as I have an appointment with a round black circle that shows a flourescent yellow spot when struck by a fast moving object.

  • Vigilant

    “The unofficial and unstated long range “public policy” is assisted suicide…”

    If such is the case, I have no qualms with it. But you’re confusing two things here, suicide (a personal choice) and homicide by the state, something very different..

    Having the largely Libertarian right to pull the plug when you are in the throes of a terribly painful terminal illness is one thing, especially when you know the medical establishment is standing next to your bed like a buzzard, ready to take your house and possessions to pay for the chance to keep you lingering. As Kevorkian said, “dying is not a crime.”

    State-sponsored euthanasia is quite another thing. No government should ever be in the business of determining that your shelf life code has expired. Assisted suicide should be kept purely as a decision of the individual, and the only involvement of the state should be to de-criminalize it and keep their hands off.

    • Nadzieja Batki

      Vigilant, “assisted suicide” is murder plain and simple.

      • Vigilant

        That is your opinion, to which you are entitled.

        When compassion for the suffering of human beings is superseded by dogma, THAT is the greatest sin of all. And that’s my opinion.

  • me

    What worth will the polititions have when they get old. they will have free medical care with a huge pension for the rest of their lives. why not go back to what the original writers of the constitution had in mind when they made it. The original representitves were not there to get wealthy and have more than the people whom they represented. Now their are putting us in a society where they determine if we live or die. This is a first and has been totally unheard of until now. the powerful are all powerful. this is not how our country was meant to be.

  • Syd Hatfield

    Better dead than red, anyway.