Schiavo Case Exposes Political Divide in U.S.


Yahoo! News – Schiavo Case Exposes Political Divide in U.S.

Although Republicans publicly rejected any ulterior motives, a memo surfaced over the weekend calling the Schiavo case “a great political issue” and saying that Christian conservatives would be “excited” by the Senate debate.

That is exactly what this is. Republicans don’t give a rat’s ass about Terri Shiavo. They are pandering to the religious right. I am so sickened by this display. I am embarrassed to be an American right now. This goes so far beyond the way it looks on the surface. This is the federal government taking it upon themselves to change descisions that state courts have decided. If they don’t like something they just change it . Checks and balances? who cares! I don’t know about you, but I find this frightening. I’m not a lawyer, but I am doubtful that what they are doing is Constitutional. But are they going to be reprimanded for crapping all over our Constitution? No, they aren’t. The neo-cons in congress and in the White House are totally out of control.

And what is all of this about “right to life?” What about the innocent people – children – who are being violently killed by this pointless war going on in Iraq? That’s okay? Killing innocent Iraqis is okay, but God help us if we follow the wishes of a woman who has been in a vegetative state for 15 years and take away her feeding tube so she can die in peace.

The hypocrisy is mind boggling. All of you religious-right people, don’t think for a minute that this administration gives a crap about “right to life.” They don’t The facts speak for themselves. No, what they are doing is whoring themselves so that they can get your support and votes. Don’t think for a minute that they give a shit about Terri Schiavo.