We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Doc Higgins has his password but can't figure out how to sign on, so I will copy his occasional emails until he figures it out:
I am disgusted by the politicization of the Schiavo case. There is a time to live and a time to die for each of us. Doctors are the only ones who know how to work with families to let people go when their time has come. Clergy too. We do this routinely. Courts and politicians have no business messing with things that are beyond them, things of the heart and the soul and the spirit. The family dispute should never have gotten to a court in the first place. I am not blaming anyone in particular, because I don't know the details, but this should never have gotten to this point. Tough cases make bad law, and this sets a terrible precedent in all ways. Shame on you Repubs. God forbid we ever end up with Socialized medicine. Every case will be like this, and we American-trained docs will get so disgusted we'll quit and open dry-cleaning shops.