Cass Sunstein, Obama’s Dr. Frankenstein

Is there any limit to the nutballs in the Obama administration? We have many tax cheats. We have a Truther. We have race baiters and people who push euthenasia. Plain racists. Climahysterics. Militant envirowackos. And all sorts of other wackos. Now we get

Cass Sunstein, President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), has advocated a policy under which the government would “presume” someone has consented to having his or her organs removed for transplantation into someone else when they die unless that person has explicitly indicated that his or her organs should not be taken.

Under such a policy, hospitals would harvest organs from people who never gave permission for this to be done.

Organ donation is great. I hope everyone is an organ donor. It is a way of helping others with fleshy pieces you will never use again. Though, having gone to East Carolina U, I doubt they want my liver. But, to have the government force the removal of organs? You may be dead, but, it is still a violation of your person, and, you could almost call it grave robbing. What if it was against someone’s religion? What if it is against their wishes, but, the family is not able to tell the people in charge of the body in time? This just becomes rather sick.

But, certainly, this is another of those times when the O’Barry admin can say “well, he was young, this happened long ago,” right?

Outlined in the 2008 book “Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness,” Sunstein and co-author Richard H. Thaler argued that the main reason that more people do not donate their organs is because they are required to choose donation.

Ah.

“The major obstacle to increasing [organ] donations is the need to get the consent of surviving family members,” said Sunstein and Thaler.

So, to h*ll with the family members, Big Government will just take the organs.

Any bets on who is the next Obama advisor caught in a web of wacko?

BTW, the White House and Van Jones are now pushing that Jones didn’t “carefully review” the 9/11 Truther petition. Yes, the Obama administration really does think the American public are complete morons.

Hawkins’ Note: I hate to defend Cass Sunstein or add to somebody else’s post, but I agree with Sunstein on this issue and have essentially suggested the same policy before. There’s a tremendous shortage of organs for donation in this country and this policy would be one of the ways it could be alleviated. As long as people have plenty of chances to opt out, say every time they get their Driver’s License, I think it would be a great idea that would save a lot of lives.

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