More Waste for the Federal Government

Monday, March 21, 2005
It is no secret that I'm not a huge fan of the federal government but their actions with the whole Terri Schiavo case brings a whole new meaning to where the federal government should not get involved.

I am not going to argue whether I think this women should live or not. Really it isn't my place nor is it any of my business. But why should the federal government get involved? I can see where the local governments need to decide on the matter but the federal government? Is it really necessary to call a special session of congress over the weekend to discuss the issue? Do people realize it probably cost the government a million dollars or so to try and resolve this matter?

What disturbs me even more is that they made the whole thing very specific to this one case. I'm sorry, but I don't think the federal government should get involved much less make a law that applies to only ONE SPECIFIC instance. If the federal government is going to get involved make it legislation that affects the whole country, not one instance. That is why you have divisions of government. Let the local authorities handle it.

3 comments:

Kat said...

i agree that the legislative branch should not have been involved. if it was to be escalated, it should have gone through the supreme court at most. ugh. this situation makes me so very sad.

Jen said...

You're preaching to the choir, friend.

susan said...

Another choir member here.