Monday, March 21, 2005

Why The Left Hates The Terri Schiavo Bill

Bravo to the U.S. Congress for passing and to the President for signing the Bill to protect Terri Schiavo's life until a determination as to the true nature of her neurological and mental condition can be ascertained. I say "true" nature, because Michael Schiavo, who, again, lost the race for husband of the year, is unwilling to allow a full neurological examination of Terri to provide a scientifically accurate diagnosis of her current mental state.

But, of course, there are naysayers, and you'll find them mostly on the left. Rep. Robert Wexler (D-FL) and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL), among others have appeared on TV and made statements about their opposition to the bill.

But take a look at the bill, now law. It is limited in scope, and sets forth what rights the law will allow and how it will affect the people involved. In this case, society demanded a change, and the legislature responded. Isn't it amazing how quickly they can act when they need to?

This is how the legislatures at the Federal and state levels are supposed to, can, and do operate. They can respond very quickly to public pressure, sparing the judges on our courts the need to perform that function. And to those who say that the Congress should not have done this because of personal privacy concerns, as the misguided Rep. Wasserman-Schultz did this morning on Fox News, among other intellectually inconsistent and simplistic statements, I would ask them if they would keep it a private matter if someone was were to keep them restrained and starved. I have a feeling that they'd be quick to involve the state. Be that as it may, the case had been in the courts for years. It isn't getting any more public than that. They just favor the eugenic paradigm.

And they need to hope and pray (if they condescend to do the latter) that they remain healthy and useful to society. Because this Kervorkianesque ethic being advanced by many leftist judges will hit them in their hour of frailty as surely as they wish it to hit Terri Schiavo.

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