March 22, 2005
dude, where's my party?
So I think I finally have this Schiavo thing figured...
- The party for small government is telling a woman she can't die with dignity and must continue in this senseless limbo.
- The party for family values is stepping between a husband and wife for political gain.
- The party for states' rights is abusing its federal powers to invalidate years of due process in the State of Florida.
- The party against socialized medicine feels it is imperative to dole out Medicaid indefinitely to a de facto vegetable.
Then there's this little gem from the Democrat & Chronicle:
Meanwhile, DeLay has been silent about the case of Sun Hudson, a critically ill baby who died last week after he was taken off life support, against the wishes of his unemployed single mother. That happened in DeLay's home state of Texas, where it's legal for a hospital to end life support for a patient if its ethics board deems the treatment non-beneficial and the patient is unable to pay. President Bush, who rushed home to sign the emergency legislation that put Schiavo's case into federal court, signed that law when he was governor of Texas.
Though 60-70% of Americans are opposed to this intervention by Congress, many are still confused by the issues. This is understandable, given the plethora of misinformation surrounding this case. To those, I would strongly suggest getting some good information.Posted by jon at March 22, 2005 9:43 AM