by June Griffin
In the wake of the Florida (Schiavo) situation, the lawyers are making a big push for you to have a "living will." Prediction from this Mockingbird is that Congress will make laws or mandates forcing those on socialized medicine to produce some kind of living will in order to get their end-time treatment. Variations of this can be endless. Furthermore, it is likely that Congress will also add the provision that it must have been done by a certified attorney and that those furnishing your end-time care will not be held liable. Many lawyers will profit.
The Schiavo matter was too big. Too much press; too much reaction. Many folks have been in the same fix and there was no media publicity or national concern for their deaths.
But suppose someone had the fortitude of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence and wrote the following Living Will.
"In the Name of God. Amen. (an Early American Introduction) I have a wonderful husband. He has provided for me more than I deserve. Our joint business venture has been a source of great pleasure in our pursuit of the American dream of a private business, starting from faith and scratch. We have faced foes, threats and discouragement, but the Lord has brought us this far."
"Prior to the Sixties, it was normal to put up a shingle, invent a machine, offer a service and come into the inheritance of the American middle class and leave your heirs a sizable blessing upon your death. But since the Student Revolt of the Sixties and Culture War of the Nineties, it is virtually impossible."
"Now my husband is a very law-abiding creature. If you harass him with permits, high taxation, job-producing paperwork for bureaucrats and other aggravations and oppressions, he will do all he can to comply. He doesn't have the time to fool with the burdensome and unjust court system to fight them. Besides he is an American gentleman. It is against his grain to run the bureaucrat off his property. So he gets more and more burdened and looks forward to heaven where there are no bureaucrats."
"These bureaucrats better hope I die first. If my husband goes first, this would be an untold heartbreak for one that I am still in love with after 44 years of marriage. HOWEVER, should the Lord arrange this sequence, let it be hereby declared that I will defend my property from all un-American invaders.. If I pour oil on the ground, I have enough sense to know it won't hurt anybody. ABC agencies don't have that kind of sense."
"All thieves in violation of my property boundaries will be well advised of the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights. "Thou shalt Not Trespass." The Second Article to the Bill of Rights wasn't wrought in the blood of the American Revolution so that you can go hunting. It is for the personal protection of those God-given Rights to property ownership and should the owners get together against invading government agencies or persons, the Right to a Well-Regulated Militia is guaranteed by that same Token."
"I am an American Christian and therefore am bound to keep the Ten Commandments, the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights. If I am found in violation of these holy principles, then you will be justified in your actions against me. Otherwise, I will protect my borders and I don't keep stupid laws."
"However, in the event that I precede my husband into heaven, I will ask the Lord Personally to send His Armies to protect property rights. This incarnate prayer will be answered. My husband will have peace."
Oh, how real Americans admire those men who signed the Declaration of Independence! Oh, how we wish we had folks of American courage, even Bible courage to say with Patrick Henry, "Give me liberty or give me death!" Who would be so Americanly-brave and issue such a Living Will?
In the words of William Tyndale who was burned alive by the Roman Catholic Church for the spread and production of the Bible: "Lord, open the King of England's eyes."
Copies of this Living Will may have your name affixed. You may become a household word like Patrick Henry, at least, like he USED to be. And is around here.