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Monday, March 21, 2005

House Bill Passes

The House has passed the Schiavo bill, with a 203-58 vote. 53 Democrats, 5 Republicans voted against the bill, with many abstaining. It will be interesting to see if they have jobs after 2006, but good on them for the courage of their convictions. As Paul at Wizbang notes, the 53 nay-vote Democrats, and the 102 Dems that didn't vote, are going to look like fools for making such a huge fuss and then not backing it up with the courage of their supposed convictions. But that still doesn't stop the likes of Rep. Jim Davis, D-Fla., from screaming that this Bill "is a clear threat to our democracy". I needn't remind the good Congressman that it is, in fact, a republic, a democratic republic, even, and not just a democracy. The legislators of this republic decided that it was important enough to declare that EVERYONE, including brain-damaged women neglected by their spousal guardian, has a meaningful life and that they are all important enough to be considered. It is clearly time that Terri Schiavo and others start being treated as people again, instead of refuse or something that is simply "there".

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this survives far enough to get some food back into Terri's stomach, and that the road is brighter from here on.