Washington Post attacks Santorum on Dutch euthanasia statement, Post bias trumps facts, Santorum point valid, Citizen Wells awards 4 Orwells

Washington Post attacks Santorum on Dutch euthanasia statement, Post bias trumps facts, Santorum point valid, Citizen Wells awards 4 Orwells

“As soon as all the corrections which happened to be necessary in any partiucular number of the Times had been assembled and collated, that number would be reprinted, the original copy destroyed, and the corrected copy placed on the files in it’s stead. This process of continuation alteration was applied not only to newspapers, but to books, periodicals, pamphlets, posters, leaflets, films, sound tracks, cartoons, photographs–to every kind of literature or documentation which might conceivably hold any political or ideological significance. Day by day and almost minute by minute the past was brought up to date. In this way every prediction made by the Party could be shown by documentary evidence to be correct; nor was any item of news, or expression of opinion, which conflicted with the needs of the moment, ever allowed to be on record.”…George Orwell, “1984″ 

“Before the Hate had proceeded for thirty seconds, uncontrollable exclamations of rage were breaking out from half the people in the room.”
“the sight or even the thought of Goldstein produced fear and anger automatically.”
“He was an object of hatred more constant than either Eurasia or Eastasia.”
“There were also whispered stories of a terrible book, a compendium of all the heresies”
“In it’s second minute the Hate rose to a frenzy. People were leaping up and down in their places and shouting at the tops of their voices”… George Orwell, “1984?

“Not every item of news should be published: rather must
those who control news policies endeavor to make every item
of news serve a certain purpose.”… Joseph Goebbels

Rick Santorum made the following statement at the American Heartland Forum in Columbia, Missouri on February 3, 2012:

“In the Netherlands, people wear different bracelets if they are elderly. And the bracelet is: ‘Do not euthanize me.’ Because they have voluntary euthanasia
in the Netherlands but half of the people who are euthanized — ten percent of all deaths in the Netherlands — half of those people are enthanized
involuntarily at hospitals because they are older and sick. And so elderly people in the Netherlands don’t go to the hospital. They go to another country,
because they are afraid, because of budget purposes, they will not come out of that hospital if they go in there with sickness.”

Santorum may have been guilty of hyperbole but his fundamental message rings true.

The Washington Post, as one would expect, attempted to discredit Santorum,  one of the Republican frontrunners.

From the Washington Post February 22, 2012.

“In 2001, The Netherlands became the first country to legalize euthanasia, setting forth a complex process. The law, which went into effect a year later,
codified a practice that has been unofficially tolerated for many years.

Under the Dutch law, a doctor must diagnose the illness as incurable and the patient must have full control of his or her mental faculties. The patient must
voluntarily and repeatedly request the procedure, and another doctor must provide a written opinion agreeing with the diagnosis. After the death, a
commission made up of a doctor, a jurist and an ethical expert also are required to verify that the requirements for euthanasia have been met.

Late last year, in the first such case, a 64-year-old woman with advanced Alzheimer’s disease was euthanized, on the strength of her insisting for years that she wanted the procedure to be done.

Nevertheless, the statistics show it is still a relatively uncommon form of death. In 2010, the number of euthanasia cases reported to one of five special
commissions was 3,136, according to their annual report. This was a 19 percent increase over 2009, but “this amounts to 2.3 percent of all 136,058 deaths in
the Netherlands in 2010,” said Carla Bundy, spokeswoman for the Dutch embassy in Washington.

At the time of the annual report, the commissions had been able to reach conclusions in 2,667 euthanasia notifications reported to the agency and found only nine in which “the physician had not acted in accordance with the due care criteria,” the annual report said. More than 80 percent of the patients were
suffering from cancer; almost 80 percent died at home.

A 2005 study by the New England Journal of Medicine found only a minimal number of the cases — 0.4 percent — in which there was an ending of life without
explicit request by the patient. The study concluded the rate had actually been cut in half since the euthanasia law was passed.

These statistics were so at odds with Santorum’s claims that we wondered how he could have thought that 50 percent of the elderly were put to death
involuntarily (or that 10 percent of all deaths in Holland were from euthanasia.) Spokesmen for Santorum did not respond to a query, but the best we can
tell, he is grossly misinterpreting the results of a 1991 survey known as the Remmelink Report, which was influential in crafting the 2001 law.”

“The Pinocchio Test

There appears to be not a shred of evidence to back up Santorum’s claims about euthanasia in the Netherlands. It is telling that his campaign did not even
bother to defend his comments.

Four Pinocchios”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/post/euthanasia-in-the-netherlands-rick-santorums-bogus-statistics/2012/02/21/gIQAJaRbSR_blog.html

From Dutch News November 9, 2011.

“A 64-year-old woman suffering from severe senile dementia has become the first person in the Netherlands to be given euthanasia even though she could no
longer express her wish to die, the Volkskrant reports on Wednesday.”

“The case has serious implications for Dutch euthanasia law because it means patients who are no longer able to state their wish can still be helped to die,
Constance de Vries, who acts as a second opinion doctor for euthanasia cases, told the paper.”

http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2011/11/doctors_back_euthanasia_in_sev.php

From Forbes February 26, 2012.

“But Rick Santorum’s Sorta Right About Dutch Euthanasia”
“Not that I particularly care to defend a politician I most certainly don’t support: but the piling in on Rick Santorum over his remarks on the prevalence of involuntary euthanasia in Holland does seem a little over the top.”

“The numbers the Senator puts forward are also wrong: euthanasia, voluntary, involuntary, is not 10% of all deaths.

Well, actually, that’s not quite true either. It depends upon how you define these different activities. If we say that voluntary euthanasia is the doctor or
medics ending the life of someone who has requested that their life be ended, involuntary that they use perhaps the same drugs or treatments to deliberately
end the life of someone who has not so requested then no, the two together do not amount to 10% of all deaths.

However, there’s a third category. From an overdose of painkillers (and we should note that European hospitals still use opiates in a manner which I believe
US hospitals do not: heroin is not an unusual treatment for final stage cancer over here although whether you think that diamorphine is quite the same thing
or not is really up to you) through to a complete withdrawal of treatment. That withdrawal including a complete withdrawal of not just food but also
hydration. Whether you consider starving to death a terminal cancer patient euthanasia is again something really up to you. Ditto with your opinions of
dehydration.

If we include these latter then the numbers are rather over 10%. Indeed, withdrawal of nutrition and hydration counts for an observable portion of deaths in the British medical system where we most certainly do not have any form of right to any form of euthanasia.”

“How about a current advisor to the Obama Administration? Even the Special Advisor for Health Policy to Peter Orszag? A previous Chief of the Department of Bioethics at the Clinical Center of the U.S. National Institutes of Health? A supporter of health care reform indeed one of the architects of it?

Yes, why not Ezekiel Emanuel? Dr. Emanuel is using the above mentioned Remmelink Report and an update to it as the basis of his figures:

First, the update found that beyond the roughly 3,600 cases of physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia reported in a given year, there are about 1,000
instances of nonvoluntary euthanasia. Most frequently, patients who were no longer competent were given euthanasia even though they could not have freely,
explicitly, and repeatedly requested it. Before becoming unconscious or mentally incompetent about half these patients did discuss or express a wish for
euthanasia; nevertheless, they were unable to reaffirm their wishes when the euthanasia was performed. Similarly, a study of nursing-home patients found that in only 41 percent of physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia cases did doctors adhere to all the guidelines. Although most of the violations were minor
(usually deviations in the notification procedure), in 15 percent of cases the patient did not initiate the request for physician-assisted suicide or
euthanasia; in 15 percent there was no consultation with a second physician; in seven percent no more than one day elapsed between the first request and the
actual physician-assisted suicide or euthanasia, violating the guideline calling for repeated requests; and in nine percent interventions other than
physician-assisted suicide or euthanasia could have been tried to relieve the patient’s suffering.

Second, euthanasia of newborns has been acknowledged. The reported cases have involved babies suffering from well-recognized fatal or severely disabling
defects, though the babies were not in fact dying. Precisely how many cases have occurred is not known. One estimate is that ten to fifteen such cases occur
each year. Whether ethically justified or not, providing euthanasia to newborns (upon parental request) is not voluntary euthanasia and does constitute a
kind of “mercy killing.”

The Netherlands studies fail to demonstrate that permitting physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia will not lead to the nonvoluntary euthanasia of
children, the demented, the mentally ill, the old, and others. Indeed, the persistence of abuse and the violation of safeguards, despite publicity and
condemnation, suggest that the feared consequences of legalization are exactly its inherent consequences.”

“It is of course possible to look at this in various different ways. The most obvious to me is that the Senator’s audience would not have been any less
shocked to be told that 0.5%, or 1%, are, according to the views of that audience, murdered by their doctors than they were by being told it was 5%. On these matters ethical it’s not how often it happens but that it happens at all which shocks. We wouldn’t be all that impressed by the school principal who said he
only killed a couple of the kids, not the 5% of the entire student population that was alleged.”

http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2012/02/26/but-rick-santorums-sorta-right-about-dutch-euthanasia/

From the Daily Caller February 21, 2012.


“But the media mocking had a purpose beyond making fun of a conservative. It distracted people from the fact that Santorum’s overarching message is true —
euthanasia consciousness breaches the dikes of morality and exposes the weak and vulnerable to great risk. Indeed, while Santorum overstated some of the
details — the elderly are not flocking to out-of-country hospitals — he was spot-on regarding the charge that many Dutch doctors practice death medicine.
Indeed, anyone paying attention to recent stories from the Netherlands knows that things have gone from very bad to much, much worse.

Official Dutch euthanasia statistics undercount the actual toll: Much was made out of Santorum’s claim of a 10% euthanasia rate when official statistics
generally report that 2-3% of Dutch deaths come from doctor-administered lethal injection. (The same rate in the USA would amount to about 70,000 euthanasia killings per year.) But realize, about 1/3 of the Dutch die suddenly, e.g. by sudden stroke, heart attack, or accident, without significant end-of-life
medical intervention. Take those deaths away from the total count, and using the Dutch government’s estimate, the percentage of euthanasia deaths in cases
involving end-of-life medical treatment rises to 3-4%.

But even that number is far too low. Repeated studies have shown that Dutch doctors fail to report at least 20% (or more) of actual euthanasia deaths, which
means that hundreds of euthanasias aren’t included in the official statistical count. Moreover, about 1% of all Dutch deaths come as a result, to use Dutch
parlance, of being “terminated without request or consent” — e.g. non-voluntary euthanasia. Such deaths are also not technically part of the official
euthanasia count. That gets us up to about 6% of all deaths involving medical treatment at the time of death. Add in a few hundred assisted suicides each
year where the patient takes the final death action rather than being lethally injected, and suddenly, Santorum’s 10% claim becomes far less problematic.

Wait, there’s more: Dutch doctors also kill patients by intentionally overdosing them with pain killers. I am not referring here to death caused as a side
effect of legitimate pain control, but overdosing with the intent of causing death. The exact number of these deaths isn’t known, but the authoritative 1990
government study known as the Remmelink Report found that there were 8,100 deaths from intentional opioid overdose, of which 61% were done without the
request or consent of patients. Now, add in, say, half of the nearly 10% of deaths that occur after Dutch doctors place patients into artificial comas and
deny them food and water — that is, those cases in which palliative sedation is not medically necessary to control otherwise irremediable suffering — and we
see that Santorum’s claim of a 10% euthanasia rate isn’t materially overstated at all.

The Dutch are moving toward euthanizing the elderly: A Dutch elderly dementia patient was recently euthanized in the Netherlands without request and despite
being incompetent — and the killing received the approval of the state. Meanwhile, the Dutch parliament is actively debating whether to expand the practice of assisted suicide to the elderly “tired of life” or who want to die because they “consider their lives complete.” Not coincidentally, a Dutch Medical Association (KNMG) ethics opinion advocated including “loneliness,” loss of social skills and money problems among the factors for allowing the elderly to receive legal doctor-prescribed or doctor-administered death.”

“I could go on and on:

● Dutch doctors have published the Groningen Protocol, a bureaucratic checklist for committing infanticide on terminally ill and seriously disabled babies, as two studies in The Lancet show that 8% of all babies who die in the Netherlands each year (about 90) are terminated by doctors.

● Mobile euthanasia “clinics” will soon be operating to bring euthanasia to the homes of patients whose own doctors say no.

● The Dutch media also mocked Santorum for claiming that thousands of Dutch citizens wear bracelets saying they don’t want to be euthanized. Fair is fair.
Santorum was wrong. They don’t wear bracelets — they carry please-don’t-euthanize-me cards in their wallets or purses.

Enough. Rick Santorum is exactly right in his broader criticism that the Netherlands as leaping head-first off a vertical moral cliff. Maybe if Dutch
reporters paid closer attention to what is happening under their very noses, they’d stop laughing at Santorum’s minor factual errors and start acting like
journalists.”

http://dailycaller.com/2012/02/21/santorum-more-right-than-wrong-about-dutch-euthanasia/

It is apparent that the Washington Post, just as their counterpart the Times in “1984” did, is doing their part to take down the opposition to the “party.” The Post let biased reporting interfere with the facts. It is for that reason that I bestow 4 Orwells upon the Washington Post for their Orwellian efforts.

28 responses to “Washington Post attacks Santorum on Dutch euthanasia statement, Post bias trumps facts, Santorum point valid, Citizen Wells awards 4 Orwells

  1. Coldwarvet:
    Submitted on 2012/02/28 at 12:34 pm
    “Wells
    I just happen to think that the “Orwellian Sticker” applied to government lies is an extremely clever idea. It would be neat if it could catch on at a national level somehow….many are aware of Orwell’s work…just thinkin’…”

    The blatant use of Orwellian techniques starting in 2008 by the Obama camp made it easy for me to state the obvious. The Post & their 4 pinochios for Santorum were the catalyst for the Orwells. The Orwellian distortion of facts & scrubbing is much scarier than Pinochios.

  2. White House Won’t Release Obama’s 3 PAGE APOLOGY LETTER to Hamid Karzai

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/02/white-house-wont-release-obamas-3-page-apology-letter-to-hamid-karzai/
    ==========================
    You know, speaking of the Dutch….they’ve always had a rather libertarian type of personality, but formerly they were in the business of saving lives as in taking in Jews for hiding, etc. But since these days such”freedoms” of spirit seem to get twisted and yes, evil is now interpreted as good.

    Not only in the Netherlands but in a lot of Europe they’ve had regular programming that we would consider porn for decades if not longer. But I think we’ve practically caught up with them.

    I believe that only God’s intervention via a purification of the world will correct things and our consciences….and I believe that here it will be via some incredible natural disasters. Those who believe they have our future all outlined will be in for a rude awakening.

  3. Ron Paul – Chuck Norris – Clint Eastwood – Jesse Ventura – John Wayne – Joe Rogan – all agree

  4. Ron Paul receives a warm welcome from the 4000+ attendees at Michigan State University….

  5. Here is a growing series of photos and videos showing the huge turnouts at Ron Paul events around the nation. Anyone who follows Ron Paul realizes the mainstream media is doing everything within their power to falsely represent the support that Ron Paul has at every one of his events. He is filling banquet halls, convention halls, speaking venues, stadiums, and anywhere people can congregate! Far more than the media is portraying…

    http://www.squidoo.com/ron-paul-crowd-pictures

  6. I think the first notice I read had 10 or 12 bank resignations
    The second announcement had an additional dozen or so
    This is the third announcement and we are now up to over 80
    Mass Resignation 3 (Updated)

    http://nesaraaustralia.wordpress.com/2012/02/28/mass-resignation-3-updated/

  7. Interested Bystander

    Hey All,

    I’d like to know why no one is criticizing Santorum for “robo calling” to ask DEMOCRATS to vote for Santorum in the Michigan primary to “send a message”?

    Seems everyone pooh poohed New Hampshire’s “open” primary as why Paul did so well, but NO criticism about Santorum using Democrats to do better in Michigan.

    Not even ONE mention of Santorum’s use of the “robo calls” to encourage Democrats to vote for him on this site.

    Imagine that.

  8. Rush was all over it today!

  9. IB. I don’t agree with “open primaries ” either in NH or in Michigan.

  10. Chuck Norris is no longer supporting Ron Paul, but Newt Gingrich.

    http://www.dailypaul.com/206457/never-did-like-chuck-norris-now-i-loathe-him

  11. Paxson | February 28, 2012 at 6:42 pm |
    IB. I don’t agree with “open primaries ” either in NH or in Michigan.
    **************************
    Paxson, I fully agree. This practice contaminates the process, imho.

  12. Observer 4:42 pm
    I believe that only God’s intervention via a purification of the world will correct things and our consciences….and I believe that here it will be via some incredible natural disasters. Those who believe they have our future all outlined will be in for a rude awakening.
    ***********************
    Yes, Amen, Observer.

  13. IMHO, I agree with any and all open processes as long as they are LEGALLY qualified to vote. But quite honestly, many made up people (Micky Mouse etc.) or non resident (Tim Tebow and tom Brady in Minn.), or in some cases Zombies (dead men voting) are allowed and even encouraged to vote both in the primaries and the general. THIS IS CRIMINAL! THIS IS HOW ELECTIONS ARE STOLEN! WAKE UP! All of our best efforts could be for naught!

    http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2012/02/25/james-okeefe-registers-tim-tebow-and-tom-brady-to-vote-in-minnesota/

  14. I’d like to know why no one is criticizing Santorum for “robo calling” to ask DEMOCRATS to vote for Santorum in the Michigan primary to “send a message”?
    ========================
    Why not? Gives evidence that he won’t be too scared to match Obama and contend with all those “tactics” that will wreak havoc for that “race’s” opponent. Meanwhile ol moneybags has decimated his opponents with his filthy lucre but won’t mess his manicure to touch Obama. He’ll be really formidable, yeah sure!

  15. Observer…I give a second AMEN to your comments.

  16. My Apology to President Karzai on Behalf of Americans

  17. And Obama refuses to release the “apology” letter.

  18. A Crazy Old Coot

    Some really good news:
    http://www.reuters.com/​article/2012/02/29/​us-usa-elections-snowe-idUSTRE8​1R25G20120229?feedType=RSS&fee​dName=politicsNews&rpc=22&sp=t​rue

    snip
    (Reuters) – Senator Olympia Snowe, one of the few remaining Republican moderates in Congress, stunned both parties on Tuesday by announcing she will not seek re-election for a fourth six-year term in November, citing partisan gridlock.

  19. Observer…I agree wholeheartedly with your comments. It will take some very powerful event(s) to change the path that he is set upon. However, in spite of all his lies, evasions, trampling the Constitution, and the sealed records of his past history, slowly, dedicated researchers are uncovering pieces of the story, which begin to tell the true story of this criminal usurper in the WH. We must keep on praying every day that God will hear our prayers and save this country.

    http://the dailypen.blogspot.com/2012/02/vital-records-indicate-obama-not-born. html

    RW

  20. OBAMA – How to Stop Him

    Posted by By GeorgeM at 28 February, at 01 : 58 AM Print
    How to Stop Him
    This is designed for people who have not yet been extensively exposed to eligibility issues and the ballot challenge approach. Try it out on people and let us know how it works.

    People who have been really paying attention have seen very poor results of the “Obama ” “Presidency.” His economic, security, energy, education, health care and social policies have been wreaking havoc upon this country. He has committed numerous impeachable crimes, not being acted upon. If you disagree, then save your time and don’t read this.

    http://thesteadydrip.blogspot.com/

  21. Bernanke to go on Ron Paul hot seat! Watch live Wednesday

    February 29th, Ron Paul will grill Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, who appears before the House Financial Services Committee. Paul chairs the Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy.

    It’s scheduled to begin 10:00am and go until 12:00 noon. EST

    It’s scheduled to run on CSPAN3. It’ll be online at

    http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/304613-1

    Here’s CSPAN’s schedule (scroll down for the listing on the right side):

    http://www.c-spanvideo.org/videoLibrary/gridSchedule.php?zoo

    Here’s the link to the official page for the Financial Services Committee:
    http://financialservices.house.gov/Calendar/EventSingle.aspx

  22. I don’t know what goes on with deaths in various countries, etc. But I do know, and I do believe that some die a little sooner in this country when they are terminally ill and in severe pain. That is a true fact!

  23. A brilliant condemnation of HHS’s recent order. A declaration of war by the Catholic Church on the current administration. Obama awoke a sleeping giant. Let the Church confine him to the ash heap of history. I encourage the leaders of the Catholic Church to commence excommunication of those Catholics involved with the administration’s edict or who will not renounce it publicly. We thank God for his promise to prevail over the forces of Satan.

  24. THREE CHEERS for Father Sammie……this message should be read from EVERY pulpit in America…

    How can Obama claim to be a practicing Christian and put forth on this nation a policy requiring every religion to support and pay for murder? Franklin Graham had it right…he isn’t a Christian, or any where close to one.

    To Kathleen Sublis, a practicing Catholic and current HHS Secretary, the Catholic Church should EXCOMMUNICATE you for your role in this open attempt to destroy the Catholic Church.

    Ms Siblius, do you sleep well at night knowing you are partially responsible for the massive murder of innocent babies? You can’t claim the old, “I was only following orders” when you stand at your Judgement day.

    Your soul, along with your bosses, will be condemned forever to the fires of hell……think about that as you push this policy against the American people..

  25. I happened to notice while reading, that the Dutch did not do a single thing to say that their euthanasia policies were right or anything to imply that what they are doing is moral in anyway, they do not even deny the fact that the people openly protest. They focus instead on the fact that the protest comes in the form of cards not bracelets. In my opinion, the fact that they attacked the form of protest rather than anything else is very simple- it is was the only error in Santorum’s entire argument.
    To be honest, I think Santorum is in the right here and the Dutch are in the very, very wrong. The best way to test how true a politician is to his/her policies is to test if it is what they would want for their own families. Luckily, we have recently been presented with 2 fine examples. When Santorum preaches the idea of giving life and opportunity to all children regardless of illness and disability and the idea that all children are precious, we can see that he means it through the example of his daughter, Bella. He knew that she would be sick and likely not survive until her first birthday and was willing to fight for her- she is now three years old happy, healthy (relatively for someone with her genetic condition), and thriving with the proper care of her parents. The Dutch however have quite the opposite case as can be seen with the recent accident including Queen Beatrix’s son Prince Johan Friso. Upon seeing his condition and receiving word that he would be in a comatose state for an extended period of time, had suffered severe brain damage and would likely not regain consciousness she returns to Holland in search of a clinic that could handle a person in his condition and noted that due to the euthanasia laws of the nation (which she created in conjunction with Parliament and the Prime Minister), it would be impossible to seek the treatment that she deemed appropriate for her son. At this point for anyone else in the country, this would be the end of the line- the patient would be euthanized by some cruel method (loss of food/water, drug overdose etc). However, being in her position, she was able to travel to a private healthcare facility in London and seek improved health care for her son (not an option for other Dutch) and he is alive (thank god!). This would be the equivalent of Santorum FORCING all other parents with sick children to immediately terminate their pregnancies yet, believing that Bella deserves a chance at life (making him right about the fate of one person and not of millions). Comparing the outcomes of these two difficult situations makes it clear to me who is the right and who is in the wrong. I have always believed, that the best way to test the honesty of a political figure is too see if they would want the policies they are attempting to make to apply to their own families. The beautiful life of young Bella and the tragic, heart-wrenching imminent death of young Prince Friso, are the strongest proof this fundamental idea can possibly receive and makes it clear, that perhaps the world needs to carefully reexamine if they should be mocking Santorum or should be mocking the Dutch because it seems to me, the answer should be clear.
    Whether you agree with Santorum’s policies or not, there is something to be said for the lack of corruption that manifests in his similar actions for his own family. Whether you agree with Queen Beatrix’s policies (or the policies of Holland) or not, something is to be said for the corruption the manifests in her attempts to change how things operate for her child only.
    The Dutch didn’t make Santorum look like an idiot to anyone intelligent or moral, he made the Dutch look like idiots to us all!

  26. Kaitlyn4Life

    There not bracelets, they are index cards big difference. *eye roll*. It seems to me that Santorum was not that far of the mark, but it is rather unfortunate that major cover ups in the Dutch government make him seem like an ignorant fool, when he is really pointing out very real, very disturbing policies. The fact that we elect not to consider certain things to be euthanasia (a fancy word for murder actually) does not change the fact that it is. I am confused how purposefully injecting someone with a heroin overdose to the point of death or inducing a coma and withholding does not count as euthanasia, unless of course it is being considered criminal homicide, as all euthanasia should be, which is certainly not the case in the Netherlands. Instead, they are murdering people, giving it a different name, and the covering it up and lying about it. Many of their ideas seem not unlike those in Nazi Germany. Certainly, no one would be inclined to murder someone, and lie about it, if they felt what they were doing was in any way moral, ethical or humane.
    It makes me absolutely livid, to think that somehow, Santorum, who seems to be the only person with a soul in this entire debacle, is the one who is coming out the bad guy in this whole mess. Nothing that he said was that far off the mark, and he certainly was true to the sentiments of the Dutch people. Santorum is the best chance that this nation has, at reversing the horrific “Death Mandate” that President Obama has decided to impose upon the American people, because he is pro-life and true to his morals. The Dutch medias cover ups are going to cost the most deserving candidate his chance at the election, and consequently millions of babies their lives, because of their inability to open their eyes, and observe the unimaginable horrors that have befallen their nation, and the planet. I am very glad that people like you have taken the time to prove that Santorum’s comments were in fact accurate, and hope that we can spread this message, so that we do not take away any of his momentum.
    It is important to note, that Santorum is not the bad guy, and while the Dutch are focusing on petty issues such as bracelets versus pieces of cardboard, their people are blatantly being lied to and mislead, as to the nature of their policies, and ethics.
    Throughout his campaign, as well as through his life Santorum’s love and affection for his family has been apparent. His policies are consistent with how he has lived his entire life. His youngest daugther Bella, was diagniosed with fatal genetic illness, and Santorum was told that he should abort his BABY. Not wanting to do so, Rick and his wife decided to have little Bella, who has now more than tripled her life expectancy. Santorum’s 8 children, 7 of whom are still living, are a testament to his policies against abortion and against birth control. He is a leader than stands by what he says, and plans to care for his citizens the way he care’s for his family as a good leader would.
    In the Netherland’s it has become clear in the past couple of weeks, that the same can not be said for their political leaders, It is not even consider Euthansia, much less murder, for someone who is a MEDICALLY INDUCED coma to be deprived of food and water to the point of death, and for many paitents, there is no care available, so they are left to die. Their political leaders champion these ideas, claiming that there is no hope, and these people will die any way. However, it is clear, that the Royal family does not support the same ideology that they subject their people to, when it comes to their own family. This past month, the Queen’s Middle Son Prince Johan Frisco, was injured in an avalanche skiing off trails with a friend. The horrific accident left the husband (who gave up everything for his love) and father of 2 in critical condition, and in a coma, which he never awaken from. For other patients in the Netherlands, this would have been a death sentence, because patients would receive little to no medical care. Fortunately for the Prince, he was given the medical care, that everyone should be entitled to, that very few people are entitled to in this day and age. After nearly one HOUR of CPR, the Prince was revived, put on life support, to help him recover, and is currently in a rehabilitation center in London. The Prince received the medical care, that all people should be entitled to, that seems to be only affording to a very small population of people in this day age. The Queen, was willing to help her son, despite the fact that she is entirely unwilling to help the other citizens of her nation. It is clear, that when it comes right down to it, the government is lying, and even they do not support their own policies.
    Santorum is practicing what he preaches, while the Dutch royal family,is not subjecting their own family to the same harsh conditions that they subject their people to. So now I asked you, who is making things up, and trying to hide the truth from their people, Mr.Santorum, or the Dutch government? I think that the answer should be extremely clear.
    The Dutch should be forced to admit to their wrongs, and recant statements condemning Santorum. They are going to cost him the election, and cost millions of people their lives, if we don’t act now!

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