The Schiavo Savers simply do not understand, still, how much damage they caused to the GOP, and how much they are continuing to cause. Here's a penny for them to think about:
Putting your profile page wording with your current thread spittle, we see a gross duplicity. Is there somehting in the water up there in New Hampshah?
“MIND YOUR BUSINESS”
Possibly the last words Kitty Genovese heard on earth.
Jesus would not have advised us to mind our business when a helpless innocent life is at stake.
Or as Jacob Marley lamented, “Mankind was my business!”
when someone is murdering your daughter i’ll be sure and “mind my own business”.....
So-called "damage to the GOP" vs standing in opposition to the deliberate taking of innocent human life.
That, my friend, is classic no-brainer.
Some of us realize it very well. But we really do not care. Keeping the GOP in business is not what we are about.
I have to agree with you. That whole Schiavo fiasco hurt the party. It didn’t help it.
If your precious GOP is built on the bodies of innocent victims, I want no part of it, but will instead direct my efforts toward doing as much damage to it as I am able.
Sometimes it isn’t about politics, it’s about doing the right thing.
This response is not relevant to the case being discussed, because nobody was asking the House and Senate to "resolve family disputes." The purpose of their involvement was to allow a Federal Court to review the case to determine if Mrs. Schiavo's rights were being violated: the type of review which we routinely grant to convicted criminals under sentence of death.
No citizen, as Constitutionalists know, is to suffer the loss of life, liberty or property without due process of law. In this case, a county probate judge (County! Probate! Judge!) ordered a woman's death without ever seeing her, without even a smidgeon of written or otherwise documented evidence that she "wished to be killed," and without considering whether her legal guardian should be an estranged husband who had abandoned her medically and maritally, who has spent down trust funds which were supposed to be used to be used for her support, and who would further profit from her demise.
I personally think that Jeb Bush was derelict in his duty to uphold the Florida Constitution by failing to act to prevent the killing. But while getting a review in Federal court was not the most savvy move tactically, it was not a matter of presumptuous government meddling. Certainly not.
The woman in question had the right to have her intrests represented in court: especially her most fundamental interest, the right to simply go on living.