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steve2470 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 10:12 AM
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Bush Role in Schiavo Case Bothers Right
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=604895

WASHINGTON Mar 22, 2005 Not all conservatives are happy with the decision by Congress and President Bush to intervene in the Terri Schiavo case. Some leaders said Tuesday the new law allowing a federal court review of the case is an example of the big government they have always opposed.

"To simply say that the 'culture of life,' or whatever you call it means that we don't have to pay attention to the principles of federalism or separation of powers is certainly not a conservative viewpoint," said former Rep. Bob Barr, R-Ga.

Allan Lichtman, who chairs the history department at American University in Washington, said the intervention of Congress and Bush to try to overturn the decision by Schiavo's husband not to prolong her life is the antithesis of several conservative principles.



"It contradicts a lot of what those behind it say they believe: the sanctity of the family, the sacred bond between husband and wife, the ability of all of us to make private decisions without the hand of government intervening, deference to states and localities as opposed to the centralized government," said Lichtman.

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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 10:18 AM
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1. Is the GOP coaltion breaking?
Isn't Barr a part of that group that wants to sunset portions of the Patriot Act? The group includes the ACLU and other liberal organizations as well.
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jackster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 10:45 AM
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5. Barr is a staunch supporter of the ACLU
yet wasn't he the one who began to look for a way to impeach Clinton the moment he was elected the first time?
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 04:26 PM
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6. yes,
which made me so surprised to find out he was working with the ACLU against Bush's Patriot Act.
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HuskiesHowls Donating Member (582 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 10:31 AM
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2. Gee, they're finally waking up???
I have often wondered how Republicans, claiming that Democrats were all for bigger government and unbalanced budgets could ignore what their own party was doing. I never understood how they could promote new laws restricting personal freedom, expanding government spending and power and then claim that it was all for the better, simply because it was put into place by a Republican administration.

It appears that finally some people are waking up, and starting to realize that Bush and co. are NOT the Republicans of the party of Lincoln or Eisenhower.

Its unfortunate that it took something like this mess to make them finally wake up, but at least maybe its starting to happen.

Would it be too much to hope and pray that maybe some of our elected officials will start thinking for themselves, realize that they are there to represent the people who voted for them, and not just to follow what is disgorged as "the party line"??
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 10:35 AM
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3. This far leftist would welcome the return of the traditional conservatives
This issue is going to be the breaking point; just watch what they are doing to Jebbie now.

It's not on George anymore, he's washed his hands of it because it's a loser.

It's all on Jebbie now, and he's in a no-win situation.
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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 10:39 AM
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4. What doesn't bother the far right? Geez, they are driving us all crazy
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