Mr. Speaker, British Government medical ethics advisor Baroness Warnock proclaimed that people who suffer from dementia have a patriotic duty to die. She said: ``The care dementia requires is very expensive and drains the government resources for health care.'' This government decision maker said that people will soon be licensed to put other people down if they are unable to look after themselves. If that wasn't bad enough, she went on to say: ``If you're demented, you're wasting government resources.''

Human beings are a drain on the government; so they need to be put to death? Mr. Speaker, that sounds like a rather sick and demented idea to me.

Government-run medicine like in England puts the government's welfare above the welfare of the people. Government always values itself more than anyone or anything. It's the nature of the beast.

Recently, the President said at a town hall meeting we could save money on health care in America by putting a stop to expensive procedures for people who have been diagnosed with terminal diseases. He said: ``Maybe you're better off not having the surgery, just taking the painkiller.'' Now, is our government going to adopt the English system and determine who lives and who dies? It doesn't sound like a healthy health care plan to me.

And that's just the way it is.