WFB Sums Up My Schiavo Case feelings
Of course I feel for the parents and family of Mrs. Schiavo as well, the Schindlers. They claim that Terri communicates and that she understands them. But as every reputable doctor in the case disagrees, one gets the impression that they are seeing what they want to see in their daughter, not what is actually there. They are also devout Catholics, and the Church opposed assisted suicide, and while this is not quite a right-to-die case, the starvation aspect of Terri's demise make it an emotional hot plate. But at a certain point, the Schindler's are going to have to accept that theit beloved Terri is really gone. It seems that after 15 years and 19 judges, the law is clear and the doctors are mostly unanimous in saying she is gone and not coming back.
Over at national Review Online, where there has been a vigourous debate on both sides of the coin, William F. Buckley, the Dean o modern Conservatism, says that enough it enough. That Terri should be allowed to die, and that the state is not killing her, something I totally agree with. He decries the politicization of the issue, by both sides now, though the damn GOP leadership started it with that stupid memo. I think we all wish this had never happened, and that Terri and Michale Schiavo both had a long happy marriage. But it didn't happen. For so-called "Conservatives" to abandon the principles of States rights because it didn't, and to insert the Federal Government into an area where it does not belong risks turing the tragedy of one family in the destruction of what was once a powerful political force, the small-government Conservative. Congressional Republicans should be ashamed. And I pray for the Schindlers and the Schiavos. That's all we can do, and that's all we should do.