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April 08, 2005

Dumb, Dumber and Democrat

From LifeNews:

A Senate health committee held hearings on the plight of Terri Schiavo and end of life care on Wednesday. The meeting was marked by partisan division as lawmakers sparred over the best way to address patient treatment issues.

Chairman Mike Enzi, a Republican from Wyoming, presided over the meeting. He told those attending that ”the national dialogue that began with Terri Schiavo must continue so that many more American families will discuss and document their beliefs and desires about what healthcare measures they would want following a catastrophic injury or illness.”

The “plight of Terri Schiavo”? Seems to me her “plight” is pretty much over isn't it. Her “plight” needed to be addresses before she was murdered but Congress instead scurried about in a big show of how impotent they really are. Now they are posturing with meetings in hopes that more Americans will get so-called Living-Wills which in reality are confusing enough to do the exact opposite of what the person really wants and as clearly illustrated in the case of Mae Magouirk, legally ineffective. Encouraging “discussion” among families is a copout. Did Michael Schiavo “discuss” anything with Terri's family before he got the court's permission to order her murdered? Did Bath Gaddy discuss anything with her family before ordering the murder of Mae Magouirk? The answer to both questions is no. Both acted alone -- in opposition to what the family wanted. Discussion, obviously isn't the solution -- laws are. But laws take work. It take skill in drafting them. It takes effort in debating them, and making sure the opponents of the laws don't gut them with amendments. It takes a political risk as your opponents twist the facts to try to make you look bad to voters. It takes effort to make sure the courts respect what the law was intended to enforce. Dang, a lotta work there isn't it. Heck, it's not like anyone's life depended on it, does it?

Well, that the dumb and dumber, for the Democrat part?

However, Senator Ted Kennedy, a Massachusetts Democrat, wasted no time in attacking the Senate for passing a bill to stop Terri's painful 13 day starvation death.

”Republican leaders abused their positions of power to play politics with Terri Schiavo's life,” he said, according to an Inter Press Service report.

I gather that he somehow feels that the possible appearance of politics is worse than the obvious attitude of complete apathy?

Posted by Danny Carlton at April 8, 2005 03:06 PM

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