On the theory that most who occasionally glance at this blog are human, we here at White Law Chartered occasionally get a little off-track. Today is such a day.
We constantly hear that we must do this or that, or eat this or that, to survive. But is survival what its all about? Isn’t quality of life in there somewhere? Unlike the U.S, the Nevada constitution guarantees us the right to pursue happiness along the way. Are these words meaningless trivia? You would think so as our governments rush headlong to keep us alive. Helmet laws, seat belt laws, drinking laws, smoking laws may keep us healthy, but is longevity what life is all about? Isn’t freedom in there somewhere?
We are told that we must stay healthy because medical care is expensive and often subsidized by the taxpayer. But what about end of life care? When our estates have been depleted by $8,000 a month to warehouse us in a memory care facility, we don’t just die. Rather we are then housed in a more spartan facility at taxpayer expense. No one we know has done a study that shows taxpayers are worse off if we die at 30 from lung cancer than if we die at 90 in an old folks home. And do we really want our estate to go to a memory care facility? Wouldn’t most of us prefer it go to our children?
Those so interested in keeping us healthy for the most part have good hearts, however broken. They generally and mistakenly act as if they and the rest of us are going to live forever. But we here at Whitelaw have done a study which proves otherwise, to wit, we have divided those born in 1700 into two groups, one, of those who drink and smoke and the other of teetotallng, non-smoking vegans. Our study proved by clear and convincing evidence that no one in either group is alive today. And that those in the first group formed a great country that eventually ended the scourge of slavery.