|Who's Really Pulling The Plug?|
Congressman Tom Delay, grandstanding prior to his indictment on corruption charges, took the bold step of referring to the husband of Terry Schaivo as a murderer. There's really no need for me to comment on the hypocrisy and idiocy of this comment, or the fact that President Bush passed the Futile Care Act in congress, that the "Uniter" has once again polarized the nation, or that the constitution is being trampled for political gain, that this whole debacle is deeply insulting to those who have had to deal with the terminal illnesses of friends or family,or that most Americans see through this hollow sham...It's been done so well by others.
Of course, the mainstream press is busy portraying Bush as acting decisively on principle, rushing back from Texas to sign an executive order.
It's too bad the president didn't rush back to Washington to take care of business on August 6th, 2001 when he saw the presidential briefing entitled "Bin Laden determined to attack targets within the United States". Why this presidency has any support whatsoever is beyond me. The only conclusion I can reach is that most Bush supporters feel a close kinship with the braindead.
Who really supports a culture of life? Certainly not the government that sent 1,524 soldiers to die in a country that never attacked us, certainly not the government cutting benefits for veterans, certainly not the government that strives to eviscerate social security.
The new Bush Budget proposal would pull the plug on 1.3 billion dollars worth of law enforcement grants to states, would remove the feeding tube from 48 education programs totalling 4.3 billion, it would euthanize $440 million worth of Safe and Drug-Free School grants, 500 million in educational technology grants and 280 million in Upward Bound programs. How many lives will be cut short by these policies?
Eisenhower's warning at the end of his second term has never been more clearly illustrated:
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
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