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Recognize a person's right to die

Recognize a person's right to die

I have been reading about the debate over allowing someone to decide to end his or her life ("Reviving 'death with dignity,'" April 6). I am sure that the organizations lobbying against such a law do a lot of good work. However, I fail to see the government's interest in keeping me alive. What difference does it make to the government whether I am here or not, except for their tax base of course?

It seems to me that if someone has had enough, they should be able to get off this planet legally. And I am not limiting this opinion to those with verified terminal illnesses. As I...