The past few months have been very illuminating for me, and now that some in my party are viciously attacking Michael Schiavo, it is pretty clear what is meant by ‘the sanctity of marriage.’
The sanctity of marriage is bullshit rhetoric to keep fags from marrying- other than that, it means nothing to these Big Government Republicans, who have thrown reason and concepts of privacy and human dignity out the window and replaced them with the bible and a faux sense of morality.
Look how they have set it up- if you think Terry Schiavo is brain dead, you are either stupid, ignoring the ‘evidence,’ or you don’t value human life.
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Thank goodness. Someone on my side of the aislehas their head screwed on right:
I think that I am about the only radio talk show host in the nation that thinks that nature should be allowed to take its course and Terri Schiavo should be allowed to die. Expect an absolute media frenzy today as the time approaches for Schiavo’s feeding tube to be removed. The demonstrators are already gathering outside of the nursing facility. Republicans in the congress are getting in on the act. Republican Mike Enzi of Wyoming, the chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pension committee, says that he is going to issue a subpoena today to Terri Schiavo … a subpoena to testify before the committee. This illustrates the absurdity of this situation as nothing else can. Congress will subpoena a woman in a persistent vegetative state to testify. All we need now is for some sort of special arrangement to allow West Virginia’s Robert Byrd to question her.
At the center of the Terri Schiavo tragedy is America’s anti-abortion movement. Notice, please, the presence of Randall Terry. The fact is that the anti-abortion movement has seized Terri Schiavo … figuratively kidnapped her .. and they intend to use this woman to further their anti-abortion agenda. They will entomb the soul of Terri Schiavo in her now-useless body as long as it suits their agenda.
The language of those who would continue the imprisonment of Terri Schiavo is odd, if not amusing. She’s referred to as disabled, in a coma or just brain damaged. She is not “disabled” in the normal context of the word. Her body is, for all practical purposes, dead … being kept alive solely through extraordinary artificial means. She’s not in a coma. People recover from comas. Her condition is diagnosed as a “persistent vegetative state.” There is no medical record of someone recovering from a persistent vegetative state. This is not a state of brain damage. It is, for all practical purposes, brain death.
The absurdities of this case would be funny if they weren’t so pathetic. Terri’s family said last year that they wanted to take her to the mall, and for other field trips. Of course, those trips never happened; just as Terri will never testify before a congressional committee. We also have the blatant attempts to turn the attention away from Terri’s condition and to her husband. His crime? He says, and the courts have agreed, that he is merely carrying out wishes expressed to him by his wife. Listen to the Schiavo family and you will hear that her husband her condition was caused by a beating at the hands of her husband. It wasn’t. You’ll hear that her husband stands to rack up huge piles of money as soon as Terri dies. He won’t.