Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Only the Beginning

Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse, the Los Angeles Times reports that Congress is considering further legislation that would apply to other people in similar situations who did not leave behind instructions on how they want to be treated. The Times reports that Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa, Democrat, is thinking about introducing a bill that would allow federal judges to hear cases similar to Terry Schiavo. Harkin notes:

"The more I looked at the Schiavo case, the more I thought, wait a minute. There are a lot of people in similar situations -- maybe not in her specific situation -- but because of a disability cannot express themselves or cannot in any way make their desires known," Harkin said last weekend.

Does anyone else think that there is something in the water in Washington? What in the world does the federal government have to do with such private decisions?

Here you have big government liberals and big government conservatives who are working to limit the rights of the people in such an intimate matter. Such thinking is beyond the pale.


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