Friday, March 25, 2005

A few brave mastodons

Just as yesterday she made note of the 47 Democrats who, on Sunday night, betrayed the U.S. Constitution (and hence, the American people), today your blogstress celebrates the five brave Republicans who, during the House vote on a bill that yanked the Schiavo case from the jurisdiction of the Florida courts, voted in favor of the government created by the Framers:

Ginny Brown-Waite (Fla.)

Michael N. Castle (Del.)

Charles W. Dent (Pa.)

David G. Reichert (Wash.)

Christopher Shays (Conn.)

Most impressive among them is Mr. Shays, who seems to be getting over playing nice, calling it as he sees it. Last night on "Hardball", Shays reiterated what he told the New York Times' Adam Nagourney earlier in the week:

"My party is demonstrating that they are for states' rights unless they don't like what states are doing," said Representative Christopher Shays of Connecticut, one of five House Republicans who voted against the bill. "This couldn't be a more classic case of a state responsibility."

"This Republican Party of Lincoln has become a party of theocracy," Mr. Shays said. "There are going to be repercussions from this vote. There are a number of people who feel that the government is getting involved in their personal lives in a way that scares them."

Read Nagorney's piece

Pretty strong stuff from a nice man. Theocracy! It's an obvious fact that most Democrats don't have the guts to allege. Yet, with Randall Terry, late of Operation Rescue, representing Schiavo's parents before the media, isn't it obvious that this case has nothing to do with morality, and everything to do with authoritarianism?

Read Rep. Shays's statement on the House action regarding Terri Schiavo

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