Sunday, March 20, 2005

Moral Idiocy

What on earth is happening in the United States of America? It cannot be true that the US Congress has become involved in such a personal issue as what is happening in Florida. The House of Representatives is crazy. I can only hope that the member of the Senate will vote the issue down and bring some sensibility to what can only be described as an insane use of Federal power. Politicians have taken what is a personal tragedy and twisted it into a national drama that is perverse and disgusting. This is not the stuff which serves the national honour.

Can you imagine what the possibilities are for the future with a Federal government taking on case after case pursuing public support for emotional and emotive issues? The precedent is alarming. And it would seem that at the end of the day the courts can again intervene and decide that the legislation now being passed will untimately be thrown out as unconstitutional. Americans living at home have a lot to be concerned about here. Isn't it about time that the country should come to grips with the fact that it is NOT the worst thing in the world to die. And sometimes it really really is a blessing. In the meantime the personal tragedy will continue with no end in sight until the next victim for public humilation is found.

What can possibly be gained by keeping this poor girl in a vegetative state in that state. Life must go on and so must death come when it should. It would seem in this case that she is being forced to live instead of being allowed to die. This is a sad and tragic story. There is no happy ending, but there could be a peaceful and dignified death.

The government is now a threat to its people. The country is bordering on a nervous breakdown and could collapse under the strain of wisdomless leadership and lack of moral judgment. What should be a government of the people, by the people and for the people is becoming a government of extremest buffoons intent on implementing their narrow vision to the detriment of freedom, liberty, and moral character.


  1. Hello Katherine, It must have been our common interest in Rossini's music that made me stumble on you weblog. I enjoyed reading your postings. As for your latest posting (yesterday), just this morning I wrote something about the Terri Schiavo case as well on my weblog. What amazes me most is the unspeakable hypocrisy of the people in the street with the stickers on their faces saying "life and their banners and what not, condemning Mrs schiavo's husband for wanting to have the artifical feeding discontinued. I bet that these same people, I mean the protestors, have supported the Bush hooligan from the beginning, even when he ordered/allowed his "heroic" airforce to use cluster bombs to maim and kill as many civilians as poss, mainly women and children. Children have been burned alive. And these people never dragged Bush to court to be tried as an ordinary warcriminal and massmurderer.

    And by the way, if you really are diabetic, don't drink coca-cola!
    Take care. Kind regards, Peter Kooiman, Gouda, Holland

  2. Thank you so much for your comments and your kind remarks. I'm afraid I do agree with you as the probable attitudes of most of the people protesting outside the hospital to prolong the life of Terri Schiavo. It was somewhat reassuring to learn last evening on the late news that the majority of American public opinion is appalled by the actions of Congress. This morning I read that the very bill that Bush signed yesterday is completely contrary to Texas law -- one that Bush signed when governor of that state!

    Although expert legal opinion in America believes there is no foundation for the parents of Terri to prevail, the situation in America is such that it would seem the courts are caught up in prevailing which ever way the wind is blowing -- so I will be relieved on many levels if the poor woman is allowed to die at long last.

    What is so distressing, in addition to the political implications, is that there seems to be no room for the dynamics of Christian love and understanding in a country that deems itself the world's moral leader.

    I note from your profile that not only do you like Rossini, but also Cecilia Bartoli! She is at the top of my all time favorite list and I am looking forward to listening to my recording of her singing the Rossini Stabat Mater on Good Friday --

  3. Kathie, I have Cecilia Bartoli singing Mozart. (I can't believe in all our communication we've never talked about music!). Well done on your Blog - it's great!
    Take care, Bron.


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