Dick Morris Scolds the Stupid Party

First things first. I don't know if he coined the term, but I'm ripping off Kim du Toit with that name for the Republican Party. Next, go read Dick Morris' piece. The gist: But with Schiavo, there is no fetus. There is just Terri. And when we put ourselves in her place, more than 80 percent of us think we would want to die. To be told that we must linger in a non-life because of the dictates of a governor wedded to the religious right and a Congress in the grip of ideologically driven leaders seems to the vast majority of us a level of government interference we find too intrusive to tolerate. [emphasis added] I came across that via Bruce McQuain, who really does a thoughtful workup, including some of his own personal experiences. He's dead on, and I seriously mean no pun. I've had both of my grandmothers die in the last few years. With the first, it was simply a matter of shutting down the respirator. For the second, it was restriction of nutrition, but she had been alert enough to demand that for herself. I cannot imagine what it would have been like if some...

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Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2021, contains 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. Read More
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