The Cynic
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Sunday, March 27, 2005

The Power of the Plug...

Well I said I'd talk about the mess that is Terri Schiavo and I'm going to bear that cross today as her parents have basically given up the fight...[Buffalo News]. And told the supporters to go home and be with their children (as opposed to sending them with glasses of water so they can get arrested I suppose). [Reuters]
"The family would request that everyone go home, be with your children, hold them close and share every moment you have with them," said Brother Paul O'Donnell, a Franciscan monk whois a spiritual adviser to the Schindlers.

And the children are a good place to start. Over the last two days I've seen many kids, young kids, pre-teens get arrested for trying to bring Schiavo a glass of water, certainly doing so upon the orders of some stupid ass adults who are too afraid to make the stand themselves. [AP]

So these kids are getting arrested, riding in the back of a meat wagon off to juvenile hall, being processed, being detained and going through an extremely traumatic process. Why would any parent want their kid to go through that? What could they possibly be teaching them by going through such a process? Where's the respect for the law from these great pro-America, pro-life, pro-war, pro-death penalty Americans? Isn't respect for the law part of the "moral code"? I guess not.

And for the protesters. I respect protesting, I respect the power of the people sending a message that they are unhappy. It's been heard but the law is the law and the judges that these people are insulting aren't denying these appeals because they want someone to die, they are doing it because it's their job to carry out the laws of the land. Despite how much Emperor Bush and his brother think the Constitution is equivalent to that of a piece of toilet paper to wipe their ass on, there are some who (thankfully) believe that no one person is above the law.

But the protesters, you've been heard. I hope some of you use the same energy you've spent traveling to my fair state and start food drives and increase awareness of food banks in your own communities. There are many non-vegetative persons that are suffering from poverty in this country and although bringing them a glass of water and a pizza won't get you on the news (nor will it get you arrested) it will make someone's life a little better and they will actually say "thank you".

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