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Volume 1, Issue 1: Killing As Caring
Richard Rotondi discusses the false charity of euthanasia. Along with
the growing acceptance, even welcoming, of euthanasia and physician-assisted
suicide, have come increasingly dire warnings about the practice from ethicists
and thinkers. The "mercy" offered by euthanasia can only be offered by those
who, logically and emotionally, hold to a conception of the human person
radically different from that of traditional medicine: the price of accepting
euthanasia’s "compassion" is denying that humans have any inherent worth apart
from their productivity or utility.
Volume 1, Issue 2: Family Values
Richard Rotondi discusses the importance of the traditional family and the
overwhelming desire of Americans for the government to promote the traditional
family. Several studies are mentioned that indicate that a child is better off when
coming from a family with both a mother and a father.
Volume 1, Issue 3: The Gay '90's: A Response to the Gay Activist Movement
Richard Rotondi documents the troubling agenda of gay activists. He explains why
homosexuals are not a disadvantaged minority group and granting special class status
and advantages is not necessary and would, in fact, hurt true disadvantaged minorities.
Volume 1, Issue 4: Universal Health Coverage: The Cure or the Disease?
Dr. Paul Cleveland, Professor of Economics, Birmingham Southern College,
explores the coercive charity of twentieth centure American "do-goodism."
He concludes that the "provision of universal health insurance by legal
mandate is economically unsound."