August 16, 2006 | 29 Comments
Please give generously to TerriPAC — the new federal political action committee founded by Michael Schiavo, a/k/a “the human face of government intervention.”
Imagine remembering a decades-old conversation with your wife about how she’d like you to pull the plug if she was ever on life support. You get into a perfectly private dispute with her biological parents, who somehow object to killing her. How would you like the heavy hand of government intruding into this deeply personal matter? The legislative and/or executive branches, this is.
Shouldn’t such decisions be left solely to the family? And to the judicial branch, equipped with information from your lawyer — the guy who runs the hospice your wife is in, and whose soul has previously received death-wish entreaties of “Why am I still here?” directly from the souls of other client’s relatives? All you want to do is end the suffering (not that there is any under your own theory of the case) and carry out your faded recollection of her wishes (not that they’d be enforced if you sided with her parents).
So stand up (if you’re not the other spouse) and help support Democrats (besides Jesse Jackson and Joe Lieberman) against the forces of (nonjudicial) tyranny. TerriPAC is completely non-political — Michael didn’t even follow the news or vote until strangers (Democratic operatives) approached him with the PAC idea last year. Remember — the life you don’t save may not be your own.