Saturday, March 19, 2005

The morality of Bush
President Bush is rushing back to Washington tomorrow to sign emergency legislation that would shift the case of Terri Schiavo to the federal courts. At a time when the majority leader of the House of Representatives is faced with at least six ethics investigations, Congress has courageously decided that they need to intervene in an individual medical decision in the state run by the President's brother. As an American, I'm proud to be ruled by a party that consistently puts morality and principal above politics.

I only have a few questions: How many vegetative or coma-state people have been unplugged or had their feeding tubes turned off, nation-wide, since Bush became president? How many vegetative or coma-state Texans have been unplugged or had their feeding tubes turned off since 1999 when Bush, then governor of Texas, signed a law which allowed hospitals to withdraw life support from patients, over the objections of the family, if they consider the treatment to be nonbeneficial? The latter question does not imply that I consider Texans and people to be mutually exclusive categories (as I did before I started blogging and discovered the many wonderful Texan Bloggers and readers).

Okay, I made a mistake in identifying the appropriate wood product in the title to this post. I meant to say, "The morality of a fence post."

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