The Terry Schiavo ordeal has really gotten out of hand. It's amazing that Republicans have been so willing to try and step in to an affair that was legal one handled by a state court. Of course nobody wants to have to make the decision of letting a love one die, but would it really be better to have the government make this decision for us?
Even more annoyingly predictable is the anti-judicial system banter. I had to hear a pundit on CBS radio last night talking about how wrong it is to let unelected judges make important decisions like this, instead of having our elected officials do so. This is usually the kind of talk you hear when the courts protect flag burning or don't allow prayer in public school.
Of course liberals are just as bad. I'm constantly getting bombarded by emails from liberal groups about trying to block Republican appointed judges. Maybe the judicial branch always winds up being hated? I guess that makes sense because they are not elected and don't have to worry about re-election. If they were elected, then we would just have to blame ourselves for electing them but could vow that they would not be re-elected.