Poll – Majority Against Federal Intervention in Schiavo Case
A new poll shows that, by a wide margin, the public disapproves of the action taken last night by Congress to intervene in the Terry Schiavo case. Even among Republicans, the margin is 58 to 39 against. Wide margins also support the Florida court’s decision to remove the feeding tube of the brain damaged woman.
As a Republican, I feel that last night showed that my party has spit in the face of the promise of less government intrusion in people’s lives and a smaller, less powerful federal government. Additionally, Congress has set a dangerous precedent that the federal government now has a say in family law matters that have, for the past 200+ years, been the sole responsibility of the local and state court system. For a party that talks of individual rights, local control and the primacy of the family, this is truly shameful.