Just Butt Out

The media has spent the weekend talking about Terri Schiavo, and I am sick and tired of it. It seems that everyone is suddenly an expert on a “persistent vegetative state” and everyone has an opinion.

My bottom line: Everyone should just get the @#$%* out of this situation.

While it is true that Congress has the Constitutional power to establish the jurisdiction of the Federal courts, they should stop pandering to their own sense of self-importance. We all need to remember: Just because you have the right to do something does not make it the right thing to do.

Apparently this situation got out of hand because Mrs. Schiavo did not draw up an actual living will that would have spelled out in writing before witnesses what her preferences would be in a situation like she is in today. She did, however, confide her wishes to her husband. That should have ended the matter there. However, a dispute arose between her husband and her parents, and the courts got involved. Once lawyers are involved, the only winners are the lawyers.

Finally, we all owe our heartfelt condolences to the long suffering Mr. Schiavo on the loss of his beloved wife.

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