2. Taylor's dreams

INT. EUTHANASIA CONVENTION - DAY
A huge banner reads, "FREEDOM TO DIE AS WE WISH, SUPPORT A.C.E. - American Committee for Euthanasia". A charismatic Taylor stands behind the podium. A nameplate reads, "Taylor Burns, President of A.C.E. NOW."
Hundreds, rapt, listen to Taylor's rousing speech.
TAYLOR
Quality of life is more important than quantity. And children of the elderly must be ready to make decisions if their parents can't make the decision for themselves. It's the least we can do to help our parents die with dignity.
Taylor pauses, playing with the audience's emotions.
TAYLOR
It's been our mission! It's been our hope! We have a dream! We're going to change the world for the better!
CHEERS.
TAYLOR
Those who attack us, those who claim euthanasia is wrong, they are the ones who are wrong, very wrong!
Heavy CHEERS.
TAYLOR
One week from today, Washington, D.C., we of A.C.E. NOW will march to the Capitol. And more will join us. One million marchers, right! Let me hear you all!
The crowd stands, semi-hysterical, CHANTING.
CROWD
Freedom to die as we wish. Freedom to die as we wish. Freedom to die.
Taylor waves and steps away from the podium. His assistant, PARKS, 35, a "true believer", clasps Taylor's hand.
PARKS
Taylor, that was superb!
Taylor keeps his eyes on the crowd as he continues to wave to cheers. Out of the side of his mouth:
TAYLOR
Thanks, Parks. Amber with the protesters?
PARKS
Can I lie?
Taylor bites his bottom lip as he glances at Parks.
PARKS
We'll just pretend she isn't your daughter.
Taylor frowns, then recollects himself and turns back, smiling, to the crowd.
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