wombat_socho (wombat_socho) wrote,
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Federalism and Terri Schiavo

People who accuse Republicans of playing politics with Ms. Schiavo are guilty of of superficial analysis, the kind that makes Maureen Dowd and her sophomoric scribblings so consistently irritating. At the root of that analysis is the doubt that people really do things for moral reasons rooted in an ethos that springs from religion. No, everything happens for cynical political reasons, say the skeptics. Evil Dark Lord Rove is just jerking the strings of them ignorant Bible-thumping rednecks again in his eternal quest for souls votes, they say.

Well...some of us do believe that a helpless woman should be treated with slightly more consideration than a murderer on Death Row. Others see important issues of federalism and civil rights. Either way, while there may indeed be some worthless scum who are mining this for political gold, there are a lot more people who are trying to keep this woman from being starved to death because it's the right thing to do.
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