Democrats Support "Quality of Life", not just "Culture"
With the passing of Terri Schiavo, President Bush has urged supporters:
"to continue to work to build a culture of life, where all Americans are welcomed and valued and protected, especially those who live at the mercy of others. The essence of civilization is that the strong have a duty to protect the weak. ... In cases where there are serious doubts and questions, the presumption should be in the favor of life."But what are they talking about? What is this so-called "culture of life"?
As has been reported, this term is a code word. As reported:
To many analysts, the resistance to Washington's role illustrated the challenges Bush and other social conservatives face in forging consensus for a "culture of life" agenda that includes issues such as abortion, embryonic stem cell research and end-of-life cases.So basically, the Republcans are most concerned about those brief moments when people are formed during sex and before birth, and the moments prior to death. These are the religious moments, periods of time when the soul is deposited into each individual, and times when the soul departs for heaven or elsewhere at the end of life. Mystical moments one might say.
But Republicans have failed to spend any attention on the 70 or so years between these times. They haven't made our youth a priority. They haven't concerned themselves with healthcare. They aren't worried about our Seniors. They ignore poverty and instead dwell on rewarding the wealthy. They shock and awe their way to international domination and scoff at others who wish to consult our allies. They abuse the environment with relaxed regulations for polluters and cynical laws about healthy forests. They threaten our very civil liberties and cover-up abuse of prisoners of war.
America needs to know. Republicans are hung-up on the moments of birth, sex, and death. Democrats care about that and everything in between. You make the call.
We need new leadership in America that is in touch with reality. That supports the culture of all Americans. Not just those being conceived and those passing away. Living in America is more than just a series of "precious moments."