Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Euthanasia in Mexico
A PRI assemblyman in Mexico City has proposed the legalization of euthanasia. I wonder as I read this if priístas and panistas in the capital tend to lean left the way Texas Democrats lean right. (I was going to write "New England Republicans lean left", but are there any of them left?) I guess it's hard to tell with the PRI because the party's ideology is as amorphous as a cloud of smoke, but it's notable that Humberto Moreira, governor of a conservative northern state, made himself known to Mexico by advocating the death penalty. Although Moreira also oversaw the legalization of gay marriage in his state, he just didn't build as much of his profile around the issue as he did with the death penalty. Furthermore, the tendency to tack toward your constituency is lessened by the absence of reelection.