Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I'm 13, Cute As A Button, And Telling You What Your Rights Are.

What is it with conservatives finding smart-ass pre-teens to be their most beloved spokespeople? Here's little Lia, 13 years old, talking to us - with few facts, all the Religious Right talking points, and a whole host of "what-ifs" - like we're stupid.

I know she means well - she's 13! - but that she is the best "superstar" out there to debate the nuanced and rigorous issue of assisted suicide bothers me. That I have a gazillion links in my inbox proclaiming that she's doing God's good work makes me sad and irritated. The last thing we need is an uninformed kid telling us what our medical rights should be.

All the links you could ever want:

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