Wish I’d said that

“Thou shalt not bear false witness” is just as much a commandment as “Thou shalt not kill.”

Sid Rose, who identifies himself as a “traditional conservative,” is so outraged by Republican demagogy on the Schiavo affair that he has been driven to blogging.

He writes:

I think it is unconscionable–and un-Christian–that our side accuses Michael Schiavo of spouse abuse and worse.

Clearly he believes he is doing what Terri wants,

since it would have been so much easier for him to

walk away. “Thou shalt not bear false witness” is

just as much a commandment as “Thou shalt not kill.”

Amen to that, brother.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com