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.

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