You are absolutely correct in your admonishment of our system. This downright hypocrisy on the part of the supporters of this attempted imposition of some imagined "Right to Life" by not voicing loud concerns over this case in Texas is troubling indeed. Where was Tom Delay and his interfering philosophies in this case?
Unfortunately, our politicians seem more interested in pandering to any interest group that in their mind will insure the continuation of their power then they do in truly debating and deciding what social policies the people of the United States of America (ironically they very people whose interests they were elected to promote) wish to see promoted. Yet they hold the later up as one of their great accomplishments in Iraq.
The prize of power is so much more coveted (and seductive I suppose) than the actually serving of the constituents. Campaigns are waged based on market research formulated strategies rather than the discussion of issues. Unfortunately this approach has created campaigns that, rather than focus on the candidates successes and philosophies, focus solely, or so close to solely that it is indistinguishable from solely, on the criticism of the opposition.
Again we, whom I believe are indeed the majority, who find this direction troubling need to speak up and speak up loudly. We need to do so in the Pubs, on the street, in our music, at the town meetings, and anywhere else we find an ear. We need to reassess this two party system that has garnered so much power over us.