Monday, March 21

I Don't Understand the Hooplah over the Schiavo Case

All the hooplah over the Schiavo case just strikes me as silly, and a waste of everyone's time.

First and foremost, the Congress just should not be in the business of writing laws for individual cases. When I voted for my Congressman and Senators, I did not expect them to interfere in a single case affecting a single person, or family. That is why we have a judiciary. In fact, I would like someone to explain why Congress' actions last night do not represent, at least in spirit, a violation of our doctrine of the separation of powers.

Can you imagine what could happen with the precedent set here? The losing party in any lawsuit may now consider it their right to appeal to Congress for an individual law to overturn the verdict against them. Our justice system should not have a second tier and bite at the apple, which bypasses the court system entirely, for the politically influential.

My sympathies are with the Schiavo family. This political circus helps no-one.

Thursday, March 17

Not many posts lately

My posts lately have been few and far between. I can't say that I will be ratcheting up the frequency anytime soon. With tax season in full swing, my time is spent at work and taking care of the kids and I haven't had the time or inclination to prodigiously post.

In the meantime, three cheers for the snow! The moisture condition was getting pretty scary for North-central Montana. The Little Belts have received FEET of new, wet snow. If it keeps up, Belt creek might not go dry until mid to late July!

Friday, March 11

Bill Harley performed in Great Falls last night. As always, he captivated his audience, including my children. Here they are getting Bill's autograph. Posted by Hello