A while back when I house cleaned my blogroll I mentioned one link, in particular, that I was sad to remove. Its not that I wanted to see any of those bloggers stop but Tristero was one I particularly missed. I don't know if he was ever considered to be an A-List blogger but I read him faithfully until he announced he was hanging it up last November to go back to his career in music. His posts were always informed by a passion for peace and justice and a yearning for an America that would faithfully reflect the principles on which it was founded.
The events of the last few days surrounding the case of Terri Schiavo have brought him out of retirement and he's not pulling any punches.
Well, it happened.
On March 21, 2005 12:44 am, the extremists in charge of the US Government showed the world that when they don't like a law or a legally valid court decision - ANY law, ANY court decision, for ANY reason, no matter how carefully adjudicated - they are prepared to rip it up. There is a word for this.
The word is fascism.
You can read the rest here.
And whether you agree or not with his invocation of the f word, the stakes are that high in this case. What the Republicans have done here is unprecedented and the precedent it sets can only do harm.