Monday, March 21, 2005

I hate Congress

Republicans have urged the Florida legislature to overcome its impasse on the issue and try to override the state court's rulings, which could make federal intervention unneeded...Judiciary Committee Chairman F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-Wis.) accused the Florida courts of "enforcing a merciless directive." He invoked the civil rights movement and said it "required federal judicial action" to right the wrongs of southern courts.

That is from the original article that went up on after the federal court hearing on Terri Schiavo's feeding tube. The contempt that Congressional Republicans are showing for the state of Florida is unreal. The move to put the matter in the federal courts is ridiculous. The U.S. Supreme Court twice rejected an appeal of the state court's decision, meaning no matter what, the Court is not going to take the case, or if they do, it will be in Michael Schiavo's favor.
It's a fait accompli, and in the meantime any little remaining respect that was left for checks and balances went out the window. The Congress and the President of the United States have once again thumbed their nose at the rule of law. This is what happens when a majority party filled with zealots is allowed to run amok. They sat there and said, "Guess what? We don't like the courts' ruling on the law, so let's go change the law. Let's issue a bill of attainder, which by the way is completely unconstitutional, to keep Terri Schiavo alive so we can have a great political issue for 2006, because we've been getting our asses kicked on the real issues."
How much time is being wasted on interfering in an issue where Congress DOES NOT BELONG? The state has handled it, allowed more than enough appeals on the subject, and it should be closed. If there wasn't an evangelical base, the GOP wouldn't give a damn about this. It's politics and it's disgusting. God help us on the next thing they attack.


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