Through My Eyes

the thoughts and musings of Justin Thorp; the 21 year old college student...son...brother...child of God...friend...boyfriend...and internet geek


Monday, March 28, 2005

peggy noonan, a class act

I think Peggy Noonan is by far one of the most eloquent and thoughtful writers that I have ever read. Peggy Noonan also speaks like she writes, which makes her quite the engaging speaker. I had the priviledge of seeing her at a Lincoln Day Dinner put on by Michigan's Ingham County Republican Party.

This week Peggy Noonan wrote about the Terry Schiavo case.

The pull-the-tube people say, "She must hate being brain-damaged." Well, yes, she must. (This line of argument presumes she is to some degree or in some way thinking or experiencing emotions.) Who wouldn't feel extreme sadness at being extremely disabled? I'd weep every day, wouldn't you? But consider your life. Are there not facets of it, or facts of it, that make you feel extremely sad, pained, frustrated, angry? But you're still glad you're alive, aren't you? Me too. No one enjoys a deathbed. Very few want to leave.

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