Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Poor Terri

I have received literally boatloads of e-mail (that is more than 10 for me) from all sorts of people that want me to talk about the Schiavo case some more - so I say, give the people what they want. Who would have thought anyone could give a damn about what some guy in Wisconsin thinks about one of the most written about and talked about issues of the day.

The case is so fascinating to me I can hardly contain myself. I have always had an interest in law, and this case is all about that and more. There are literally thousands of pages of legal documents you can read, countless blog posts and non-stop media coverage.

It looks like she will die soon - from starvation, mind you. In a modern, western society. Unbelievable.

I am going to try to make this my last post about poor Terri, so here goes.

I am disgusted with all of the politicos in DC that have decided just now to take action on Terri's behalf. I think it is OK, but why now? Just to score political points with right-to-lifers? I am also disgusted with Jeb Bush, Governor of Florida, who seems to grab this bull by the horns, but won't address the problem they have with lunatic sex offenders murdering little girls in Florida. So whats the big emergency now, Jeb? Now that all of the cameras are on, you think poor Terri's situation is a big deal? Disgusting. Jeb Bush's poor handling of these cases will cost him a run at the presidency someday, mark my words.

But I am more disgusted with the Democrats like Ted Kennedy, Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer, John Kerry, John Edwards (technically not voting, but please) and the rest that vote for a brutal procedure such as partial birth abortion.

What does this have to do with poor Terri? Well, is it not the feds that are trying to insert themselves into the Schiavo case? Yes. Is it not the federal court system that decided Roe v Wade? Yes. Then what the hell are the Dems doing preaching to me that the federal court system should not be interfering in the Schiavo case? Partial birth abortion and the Schiavo case are life and death issues. Poor Terri is granted rights under the Constitution just like everyone else - and in my opinion that includes a viable fetus. For the Dems to try to block the federal action on the Schiavo case but not block federal action on Roe v Wade as applies to partial birth abortion is the most hypocritical stance I have seen - EVER.

I guess the logic is that the 9 month old fetus has no Constitutional rights whatsoever and neither does poor Terri. What a bunch of crap. I was going to post a link to what exactly a partial birth abortion is, but I got sick to my stomach so if you are interested, you can Google it and find about it yourself.

You will find lots of interesting views around the blogosphere about the Schiavo case. Many authors are smarter than me when it comes to Federalism - and that is what these cases are all about in the end. But no one will delve into the blatant hypocrisy of the Dem leadership. Remember, most Americans have short memories - but not me.

I guess the bottom line is that if you don't have a living will after seeing this circus, you are just plain stupid and deserve what you get if you are in poor Terri's shoes. And poor Terri, if you are reading this from a better place, please forgive us for starving you to death.

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