A brief, intelligent and dead-on essay by Mark Evanier on the lies of the Far Right. This is how it starts:
I used to have a friend who would jokingly quote the maxim, “A lie is as good as the truth if you can get anyone to believe it.” Funny how I keep thinking of that as I read about this whole “Death Panels” nonsense.
End-of-life Counselling is a very good idea, not only for the government but for the person whose life may be ending soon. If someone wants to make the case against things like Living Wills and Advanced Directives, I wish they’d speak up and make it honestly…but I don’t think anyone does.