Member Rara Avis
Allysa - I have a feeling you're not going to get many bites on this one... But in the name of starting trouble, being the PRM (Passions' Resident Miscreant) that I am - I'll take a pot-shot at this...
1. Why do you cry?
Welllllll... I have to admit that this one is the hardest one out of the bunch as far as I'm concerned. A few reasons I might cry: Hear a song that reminds me of something I've lost; When VERY depressed; Losing someone important... I'm sure there's more...but I'll leave that...
2. Are you for or against abortion? Why or why not?
This is a question, in my mind, with multiple sides. I believe there are times when abortion is the best option. Some people aren't in situations where having a baby would be good for anyone involved - including the child. Certainly for medical conditions, when the mother's life is in danger, or as the result of a violent crime. On the flip side, I don't believe it should be used as a post-facto method of birth-control.
3. Are you for or against the death penalty? Why or why not?
Another barbed question. On the one hand, I am wholly for the death penalty. If there is a defined consequence, we could eliminate a good portion of the crime facing us... as long as that penalty was definitive and acted upon - and don't mean after twenty years of deliberation. True, an innocent person might suffer here and there, but I think as a whole it would be a better thing. Again though, on the flip side - Statistics show that violent crimes rise by a large amount following the death penalty being enacted. There seems to be some connection with a state killing someone and the attitude of the people in that area. So far, there's been nothing conclusive drawn from this as I know, but the numbers don't lie. Still, I'm in favor of it.
4. Are you for or against assisted suicide? Why or why not?
Absoutely for it. It is our life - we choose how to live it, I think we should be able to choose how to end it. I abhor the thought of lying in a coma and being a burden on my family, or being paralyzed and unable to fend for myself at all. Like the abortion, I don't think it is something that should be carelessly employed, but I do think that it has much value in many situations.
Thanks for asking these Allysa.
[This message has been edited by Christopher (edited 11-16-2000).]