Before I lose all my regular readers because of my opinions on the Schiavo case, let me just state that I think that Democrats are still wrong on:
– the military
– foreign policy
– gun control
– affirmative action
It is precisely the fact that I believe so strongly in the individual- I believe that Americans will do the right thing when given a chance, especially with their family and loved ones- that this intervention by Congress into the lives of private citizens disgusts me so much. Well- the lying about Michael Schiavo and the rejection of medical science for hopes of miracles pisses me off, too. And the fact that my party seems so damned cozy using scum like Randall Terry and Bo Gritz. And the sheer cynicism of the outright pandering to the religious base, along with the damage this does to our public faith in government and the court system.
Alright- there are a lot of things my party is doing regarding this case that piss me off- but I still think of myself as a moderate Republican. So don’t make plans for me to leave the party yet. The party I know and love would respect the rights and human dignity of Terri and Michael Schiavo- they wouldn’t pretend to care about the due process rights of Terri Schiavo while waving her lifeless body around as a rallying call for right to life votes.
And now, in a post meant to explain why I am still a Republican, I have gone and probably pissed off all of MY base again. Sigh…