Wednesday, March 23, 2005

The Schiavo Debate Continues

There is a serious debate going in within the Republican party, and even among conservatives within the party, regarding Terri Schiavo and the reach of government. The NY Times has a story here, and you can go over to The Corner and witness that debate. You can also see the debate among conservatives at OTB, The American Mind, Instapundit and Jane Galt.

This is a natural reaction to the Republicans becoming the majority party. The various factions that have supported the coalition are now expecting the coalition to support their viewpoint. The danger comes when one factions viewpoint becomes dominant (Religious Right?) at the expense of another's (small government libertarians?).

I am not predicting a meltdown of the GOP, but this has certainly exposed some fault lines.