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Friday, March 25, 2005
  More Thoughts on Terri Schiavo
Having dominated the television news and the majority of blogs this week, the Terri Schiavo case seems poised to reach its zenith as she grows ever closer to death. There have been a number of great posts on this topic from various bloggers; here are a few that I found original and insightful:Having thought about the issue further, I think there are some positive things to be gleaned from the whole fiasco. The overall positive development is that the "trial balloon" of the religious right appears to be heading in the direction of the Hindenberg. Despite great claims of dispute, polls have consistently shown that the American people have not abandoned the sense of life that makes this country so wonderful. When faced with an open grab for power and a naked appeal to a "life" of misery, they rejected it, in favor of freedom and happiness.

In the first place, every poll I have seen shows enormous disapproval for the federal intervention into the Terri Schiavo case - and even so-called "evangelicals" are roughly split over this issue. In spite of the religious right's attempted coup of America (by "cashing in" on the election), most Americans don't want to live in a theocracy, at least not yet, and certainly not to this extent. We still have time - it isn't too late, there is, in the words of the oft-used cliche, some good left in the country after all. Being as pessimistic as I sometimes am about the state of the world, I personally found this especially heartening.

The other positive, which I rank on nearly the same level, is the majority's rejection of the persistent vegetative state as a tolerable condition. In spite of the religious right's attempt to equate her condition with "life" (in the human sense), many Americans have openly declared that they don't want to be in this debilitated state. They can see perceptually that her condition is anti-value and anti-life, even if they aren't capable of naming the issue intellectually.

What this will bring in the end remains to be seen. What I do see is that we still have a chance to save this country, small though it may be. I won't let it go.
 
 POSTED BY THE GENERAL AT 2:32 AM


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