Monday, March 21, 2005

I am absolutely baffled by this whole Schiavo case. I'm glad I don't have to make a decision on this case. It's always so hard to know what a person's wishes would be. That is why I have already made out a living will. So that no one will have to guess my wishes.

What is so frustrating about all of this is that I am absolutely sensitive to the Schiavo family about trying to keep her alive. However...I do not believe this is something that Congress should be involved in. The Republicans, as usual, are trying to polarize everyone around religion. The first colonists came to the United States looking for religious freedom. We have always been lucky to be a country that welcomes everyone and offers everyone freedom to be who they are. This is why the separation of church and state is so important. Politicians have a responsibility to make decisions based on the laws of this country...not their own personal views. I am a Christian and my choice would be to allow Mrs. Schiavo to live since we are not sure of her wishes. But this is not something that should be discussed within Congress. This is a decision for a judge to make. If the Republicans would stop trying to be the MORAL MAJORITY and start acting like Americans, we wouldn't have as much divisiveness in this country. I have more respect for politicians who keep their religious view private rather than using them as a political tool.

1 comment:

Genevieve said...

I am completly disgusted by the whole Schiavo debacle. So much so that I think that's all I can say about it.