It looks as though there is a bit of sanity on the right after all

"This is a clash between the social conservatives and the process conservatives, and I would count myself a process conservative. When a case like this has been heard by 19 judges in six courts and it's been appealed to the Supreme Court three times, the process has worked - even if it hasn't given the result that the social conservatives want. For Congress to step in really is a violation of federalism."
-David Davenport of the Hoover Institute, a conservative research organization.

"I don't normally like to see the federal government intervening in a situation like this, which I think should be resolved ultimately by the family: I think states' rights should take precedence over federal intervention. A lot of conservatives are really struggling with this case."
-Stephen Moore, a conservative advocate who is president of the Free Enterprise Fund

"It looks as if it's a wholly Republican exercise, but in the ranks of the Republican Party, there is not a unanimous view that Congress should be taking this step."
-Senator John Warner (R-VA) who voted against the Schiavo bill

"My party is demonstrating that they are for states' rights unless they don't like what states are doing. This couldn't be a more classic case of a state responsibility."

"This Republican Party of Lincoln has become a party of theocracy. There are going to be repercussions from this vote. There are a number of people who feel that the government is getting involved in their personal lives in a way that scares them."
-Chris Shays (R-CT) who also voted against the bill

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