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Sunday, March 20, 2005
LIFE, LIBERTY, HAPPINESS...AND KILLING WHEN WE WANT TO?

I'm spending my Sunday morning watching with mixed horror and fascination, as the legions (ref: "What is your name?" "My name is Legion...") of pagan pols and pundits try to stake out the highest ground possible in the quest to starve Terri Schiavo. Some of the macabre lines I've heard this morning include...

"Not having nutrition and hydration isn't as painful as these pro-lifers are making it sound!" (some pundit guy on CNN...AMAZINGLY, the CNN host didn't follow up with something like, "Oh, and how does starvation feel?")

"Marriage is sacrosanct. I can't believe these people are getting between husband and wife!" (This from a politician who opposed the Defense of Marriage Act because, you know, marriage is a religious construct and anything BUT legally sacrosanct.)

"This is the most disgusting abuse of federal power into the actions of private citizens!" (Democratic strategist guy...and I bet he wasn't even trying to quote Jefferson Davis.)

"What happens in a family is no concern to the government!" (A Congresswoman from Florida...and traditionally, that hasn't included murder...are we changing that now? Scott Peterson wants to know.)

"There is a point, when life loses its value." (Dem strategist guy...and we trust you'll let us know when your life has lost its value....so, you know, we can give your food and water to somebody else.)

Lord, have mercy.