You are state property . . . At least that is the way some law makers think of you.
Proposal: All New Yorkers Become Organ Donors
Assemblyman Brodsky Introduces Bill That Would Give State The Right To Decide If You Are To Give The Gift Of Life
People who die without a will or trust have their personal property distributed according to the State's laws . . . but it always goes to family members if they exist. Here, however, your kidney may be given by the government to a stranger.
Such proposals (besides raising creepy thoughts of government agents running off with your liver or heart before your body is even cold and trafficking in them) reinforce the idea that we are subjects of the government . . . of the elite controlling our government . . . that we owe our lives to them . . . rather than the government deriving its power from and being the servant of the people.
Our leaders wonder why people leave New York!
The idea that the government can just come in and take has to go.