Monday, March 21, 2005

Compassionate Conservatism is real.

Read this entry, read the linked article. People care about each other, even if they've never met. Why are people working to kill this person when many of these same type of people are so adamant against the death penalty? There are compassionate conservatives. Liberals have no corner on this market. They never had.

OpinionJournal - Peggy Noonan:

"There is a passionate, highly motivated and sincere group of voters and activists who care deeply about whether Terri Schiavo is allowed to live. Their reasoning, ultimately, is this: Be on the side of life. They remind me of what Winston Churchill said once when he became home secretary in charge of England's prisons. He was seated at dinner with a jabbery lady who said that if she were ever given a life sentence she'd rather die than serve it. He reared back. No, he said, always choose life! 'Death's the only thing you can't get out of!'

Just so. Life is full of surprise and lightning-like lurches. The person in a coma today wakes up tomorrow and says, 'Is that you, mom?' Life is unknowable. Always give it a chance to shake your soul and upend reality."
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