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Monday, March 21, 2005


There are times when I worry about blogging. As in not having anything to say.

That's where I was the last few days. And just when I thought the GOP could not get anymore craven than they already are (given the fact that Tom DeLay is one of their Leaders) is it any wonder that most decent, God-fearing Americans are disgusted at the GOP's blatant attempt to politicize something that is intensely personal between a husband and his wife, like the right to die?

Where are their platitudes, I wonder, when they have interrupted Spring Break to rush back to Washington and pass a law taking something like the right to die out of the hands of family members and get involved with it themselves? How do they justify their actions?

Oh, Excuuuuuuse MEEEEEE! (Steve Martin impersonation) the GOP doesn't have to justify anything do they? The party who has introduced legislation to ban gay marriage because the possibility of two gay people getting married is a threat to the sanctity of marriage.

Give me a friggin' break. Like passing legislation telling a husband or wife they have no say in granting their vegetative, comatose spouse the opportunity and the right to die with dignity. If that's not the government invading into, and disrupting the very sanctity of marriage they are proposing to protect with their gay marriage amendment, I don't know what is.

Even preachers here in the Bay Area weighed in on this one - the husband should have the last say as to keeping his wife alive, and the parents should butt out. If the GOP "christian" Right-Wing nut jobs truly studied their Bible, then they would know that the Bible also states, specifically, that when a man and a woman marry, they leave their parents, and cleve to one another, becoming one flesh (Genesis 1:24-25), which translates that the parents have no more say over their child in anything that the couple agrees to when their kids get married - that would violate God's law; and especially since the Right Wing nut jobs insist on living under Old Testament law, one would think that they would do well to obey the edicts they want to force upon the rest of us.

Hypocrasy is too mild a word - and anything else I would use to describe what they have done, in politicizing Terri Schiavo's case, would get me a ban from the FCC for use of offensive language. We receive more and more proof that the GOP insists on a double standard, and since this double standard appears to make them winners and dominators in everyone else's sight (so much so that DLC democrats aspire to become like them) it's very tempting to give up and declare the game over.

Not so, I say. And you shouldn't give up, either. Because I really believe, if they haven't overreached with Tom DeLay and his ethical issues, this issue over the right to die and the quality of life for the shell of the once vibrant person that was Terri Schiavo, may be the very issue that undoes this governmental version of Godzilla. It needn't be something big, like the Iraq war, or the economic deficits run up by this Administration. It doesn't even need to be something like naming Paul Wolfowitz to head the World Bank (a tragedy in the making) or placing a known critic of the United Nations as ambassador to the United Nations. This group of current governmental leaders have no honor at all. If they did, they would walk their talk, honor what they say, and keep the government out of the business of everyday people who can think for themselves. How ironic that this country was founded by people who fled what they considered to be oppression, and 200+ years later, descendants of those first peoples are engaging in forms of oppression themselves!

Many Administrations have been toppled by something that was infintesimal at the time of discovery. Yet, it took a life of it's own and grew to something beyond those who were facilitating it at the time. And in the end, it was something so simple, those in power who are toppled, probably wonder, "God, how could I have mucked this up?!" Trust me, you know Nixon had to mutter choice words under his breath as he boarded Air Force One to ride out of the White House in disgrace. All because a security job actually did his job and reported a break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters back in 1972.

That was small. But it took on a life of it's own, as it was discovered that the President of the United States engaged in some petty skull duggery and in attempting to cover up his role in it, the attempts to cover it up cost him his job. Dare we hope that the Schiavo case becomes the 21st Century version of Bush's
"Watergate" scandal? He's had so many opportunities for a scandal to do damage (34 and counting), yet this just might be the one that does the actual damage that the MSM cannot ignore...

One thing I do know: they need to quit using and invoking God's name to cosign all of this drama. Because God has nothing to do with it; He has never had anything to do with incidents that have no honor at all, and most of all, goes against what He represents.

Lying to a country to go into an unnecessary war - no honor at all. God had nothing to do with it.

Poverty in this country among our children - no honor at all. God had nothing to do with it.

Building the wealthy at the expense of the poor - no honor at all. God most certainly had nothing to do with that! This violates His own Order of things on earth!

The sick getting sicker and no health care for them - no honor at all and God had nothing to do with it.

Passing legislation to keep Terri Schiavo alive, but only being a shell of her former self. Parading her for the world to see that she is not alive, but merely existing. Where is the honor in that? There is no honor in using a brain-dead woman, capitalizing on the grief of her family, vilifying her husband for fighting to allow God and nature to have their way, whether she lives or dies - now the GOP has crossed a line that angels don't dare to tread: PLAYING GOD.

And God has nothing to do with it. Sooner or later, if we don't give up, we will see it for ourselves.

They call themselves Christians, but a true Christian behaves with dignity and demonstrates the glory of God through their honor. And they have bankrupted themselves and try to have God co-sign off on their actions, because they count on the masses not to know any better.

But we do know better. We know God has nothing to do with their actions and everytime they say so, they are liars and the truth, nor honor, is not in them at all.


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