As decedents of mother England, we sometimes forget the reason why we filled Boston Harbor with 342 chests of British tea in 1773 and fought a bloody revolution to gain our independence.
Fast forward to 2018 and mother England is still at it, inflicting their own special brand of tyranny — perhaps just as egregious as what befell those 13-colonies so long ago.
However this time it isn’t “taxation without representation”, but rather snatching your organs if you don’t protest before the scalpel begins dissecting you.
Britain’s socialized medicine is taking another leap forward in deciding what’s best for their people by attempting to legalize “organ donation laws” which makes the average citizen responsible for opting out of the government program.
Conservative government ministers say these laws could increase the availability of organs for transplant by 700 per year.
If enacted, the law will simply presume the dead person is a donor, unless that person has expressed their desire to be buried with all of their organs intact.
However there will be exceptions to the law which include children under 18, those with diminished mental capabilities, and foreigners who have been in the country less than 12 months. Additionally, relatives can also override the “presumed consent”.
Medical ethicist Dr. Piers Benn raises some serious concerns regarding the impending law, suggesting that the government is legally forcing all Britons to be presumed organ “donors”, saying that it may leave some people feeling “cheated” and “uncomfortable” with what has traditionally been treated as a “gift”.
Adding, “you know what you’re doing and you’re doing it because you want to save someone’s life”, he told Sky News on Sunday.
“The problem with opt-outs is that, while it does save lives, people may not be aware that that is the default assumption, so people will be ‘donating’ their organs without knowing they are doing that.”
The legislation was introduced last year and will be addressed again in the fall when the House of Commons returns from their summer break.
If passed, the law will take effect in the spring of 2020, leaving some time for its introduction allowing for a year of “transition” before the law is actually enacted.
Under the new law, those who do not wish to donate their organs will still be able to opt out via the register and by using an NHS app that launches at the end of the year.
Currently, fewer than half of families donate the organs of their loved one if they are unaware of the deceased individual’s wishes. The law will encourage people to make their wishes known before their death.
No doubt the law would save lives, however forcing individuals to declare one way or another also seems extremely intrusive, with the end result of perhaps having government bureaucrats simply snatching someone’s organs.
Moreover placing an individuals name within a government registry opens many unintended issues for those individuals seeking anonymity wishing to keep their decision private. This law is simply another form of government control over an individual body, even after death.
The British National Healthcare System is a social insurance system that operates on the belief that healthcare is a right, not a privilege.
However the term “free healthcare” is a misnomer, in that the system is “free” at the point of access. A working individual actually pays through taxation based on income. In 2008 the average working Brit paid approximately 9% of their gross income, in support of their government health care. The system is actually England’s version of OBAMACARE.