From: Steve Evans
re: Reaction to the Terry Schiavo case
You should be ashamed of yourself.
It’s rare to see a single issue so divide and humiliate so many people. Responses thus far in the Bloggernacle have ranged from profound to simplistic, with comments swinging from confused to ridiculous. Very few have demonstrated even an understanding of the situation, let alone a consistent position.
- where are the federalists? Have states’ rights vanished in the face of such an urgent case?
- where are the constitutionalists? Since when do federal courts take on such 14th Amendment cases? Can someone (besides Nate) please show me how this isn’t a bill of attainder?
- where are the democrats? Aren’t there fundamental liberties at stake?
- where are the republicans? Doesn’t this whole situation show the degradation of the rule of law, and a fundamental mistrust of court decisions?
To the mormons, I say, shame on you, too. Shame on you for not doing your homework before coming to conclusions. Shame on you for rushing out to demonize or judge. Shame on you for not knowing your own minds, let alone the Lord’s mind, before pronouncing. May I recommend that you do some reading? Read as much as you can from court records. Read the scriptures a little more. Read the awful law that was signed. Read the constitution.