And in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make
Terri Schiavo passed away today. This may be the first moment in the past 15 years where her soul can finally be at peace. Too many people of all stripes used and abused this poor woman's plight to further their pet causes. I hope we can now finally let her return to the dignity that any of the rest of us would expect and deserve.
Political leaders at all levels need to realize that a great majority of Americans (much larger a majority than elected many of them) supported the decisions made by the courts, and felt the various legislative actions were not merely overreaching, but abusive of their powers. Ironically, the rights (spousal decisionmaking, etc) they sought to bypass are the same rights that homosexual couples across this country are being denied...by the same groups. So now it appears that the defense of marriage includes defending these rights not only from homosexuals, but also heterosexuals who seek to exercise said rights.
Personally, I hope the media starts to become embarrassed at their antics and actions in cases such as this NON-STORY...but as long as their are 24 hour news channels, and ratings, I fear we will keep slipping further down the spiral.
Follow this link for more on the hypocrisy oozing out of the administration (Jonathan Alter has much to say on the so-called "culture of life", including the following):
When he was governor of Texas, George W. Bush presided over 152 executions, more than took place in the rest of the country combined. In at least a few of these cases, reasonable doubts about the guilt of the condemned were raised. But Bush cut his personal review time for each case from a half hour to a mere 15 minutes (most other governors spend many hours reviewing each capital case to assure themselves that there's no doubt of guilt). His explanation was that he trusted the courts to sort through the life-and-death complexities. That's right: the courts.
[Emphasis added - Ed.]
In a related note, click here for the Urban Dictionary definition of "republican"