If the case of poor Terry Schiavo has taught me anything it is how utterly loathsome liberals are. In their ever-so progressive zeal for euthanasia, theyve discovered principles for which theyve hitherto had nothing but contempt. In the liberal vernacular, States Rights are synonyms for discrimination, that is, until Ms. Schiavo. Now Democrats shriek louder than Dixiecrats ever did that the intervention by a federal court in a so-called state (or personal) matter undermines this cherished principle. (So they know about the 10th Amendment?)
The only kind of marriage liberals had ever glorified is the gay kind. But thanks to Michael Schiavo, the sanctity of marriage is fast becoming a liberal sacrament, with the proviso it has to involve mercy killing. It took Michael Schiavos devoted efforts to starve and dehydrate his wife to restore liberal faith in the institution. As we know, liberals, inexplicably, have insisted over and over again that Terry Schiavos husband is his helpless wifes sole and indisputable guardian. Furthermore, to liberals, males have always been the guilty party in just about any heterosexual interaction. Michaels monstrous single-mindedness has changed all that.
We are a nation of laws is the latestnot lastin liberal two-facedness. The law, after due process, has sentenced Ms. Schiavo to death, therefore die she must. Illegal aliens are trampling the rule of law and States Rights as we speak. Show me a Democrat wholl support the right of State residents to refuse to teach or medically treat these lawbreakers.
Consider the liberals let nature take its course chant. They generally believe nature, the animal kingdom in particular, is the appropriate metaphor for civilization. It would apparently do humans a whole lot of good to imbibe even more animal ethics than we already practice.
What distinguishes civilized beings from animals, primitive societies, and liberals is that they dont see nature as an exemplar of all that is fine and good. To the contrary: the civilized dont abandon the burdensome or the enfeebled to nature. When some of us do, others will always strive to rescue them.
The tragedy of Terry is a testament to how irreconcilable certain liberal leanings are with civilization itself.
©2005 Ilana Mercer
Marxism at its worse!
The Left is very selective on who they chose to support and who they want to pull the plug on!