Now the Holy See weighs in. Just in the last 5 minutes as I live-blog, the Vatican makes a very strong statement about the Shiavo case.
UPDATE: 033105 2320 PST: What the raving Cardinal said was that our Judges had committed "an assault upon God". Raving.Contemptible.Moonbat. He'll probably be elected to be the next Pope because of that statment.
That just about ties this up for me, and I'm going to get ugly now:
English speaking people have been trying to rid their governments of the intrusive Catholic Church for the last thousand years. In this country, we fought, then bought out the Papist Spaniards who claimed to own half this country, then fought and beat them again 80 years later. We then overlooked their little alliance with Hitler before and during WW2.
Pope Pius 12 whistled while Hitler burned Europe, and turned a blind eye towards German predations. A large portion of Germany was Catholic, and might have risen up against Hitler if Pius XII had been a little firmer. Hell, the damn Pope even accommodated the idiot "Duce" Mussolini in Italy. It would have been the work of a moment to have him chucked out of Italy on his ear.
Then there's the little matter of Catholic Mexico. That country is now trying to take over the US by infiltration. We're fixing to allow it. The Mexicans must have forgotten that we marched into their country in 1845 and by 1848 had whipped their butts soundly, at which time they promised to cede us all their territories North of the Rio Grande, and leave the US alone. It seems that their immigration policy, as officially promoted by the Fox government, has broken that promise. There was a time when we forcefully frowned on nations we had defeated breaking their post-war promises. We could frown again.
So here we have the mackerel-snappers with their great history of either directly opposing the US, or of ignoring ruthless, unchurched dictators in their own backyard, now trying to tell us that we're uncivilized here?
It is our 230 year experience that tenets of religion, especially Catholic religion, make a damn poor base from which to run a country.
We forget that at our peril.