Congress fiddles while Terri dies
All the politicians are fiddling while Terri dies. They dot the legislative "i's" and cross the legislative "t's", they compromise, and debate, the judge ponders and postpones, and all the niceties and proprieties are observed.
They followed the law in the early days of Hitler's Germany, first they sterilized the mentally ill and handicapped, then they killed those whose lives were not worth living and who were a drain on society. It was all done legally, clinically. Doctors examined and rendered qualified opinions. The judges observed all the legal necessaries.
What is needed is not more talk. Not more adherence to the letter of the law -- but to the spirit of the law -- the foundation of natural law -- the RIGHT TO LIFE!
If someone in the executive branch at either the federal or state level does not act to place her under immediate protective custody, which they are entitled to do -- then everyone can go home and assuage their consciences that they "did all that they could do."
For me this is watershed. Noonan was right. I cannot forgive this.
When comments are this good I have to post them on the main board:
Leave to the politicos to screw up something as simple a preventing a murder.
Worse yet, a murder that the entire nation has seen coming for months and is about to witness before our very eyes. It's enough to shake your faith in the decency of humanity. Noonan spoke the truth in her piece that the republican party will own the aftermath if Terri is allowed to die after a year and a half of their foot dragging on this case.
The American people need to remember their judges in the next elections. In my home state far, too many are able to run unopposed and it is illegal here for a judge to affiliate with a political party.
How can the public make an informed choice about an elected official without knowing who he/she really is and where their political sympathies will lead their judgment? The Federal Judge hearing the Schiavo case I think is hoping she will perish before he has to rule against her, thereby cutting off her parent's efforts to appeal yet another flawed judicial "finding of fact."�
Great Post! Keep 'em coming.
Tim Birdnow said:
There are some things which must be stood up to; this is one of them. We are all painfully aware that the Republicans have linguini spines and that the activist Judiciary has run roughshod over the country for years. If ever, now was the time for the Republicans to stand up and put the tyrranical judiciary in it`s place. Their failure has far reaching implications; both for their own future right to govern and for the moral health of the nation as a whole. This is something God will punish!
The United States legal system was built on a Judeo-Christian foundation, and that means the Moral Law trumps the Judiciary; it is part of the reason we allow ``Jury nullification`` over laws (for those who don`t know, a jury can nullify a law in a particular case if they believe it does not serve justice.) In this case, a Florida State judge, and a Clinton appointed Federal judge have hijacked the moral law and condemned an innocent woman to death through torture. What they have done is immoral, it really is illegal (cruel and unusual punishment) SOMEBODY should intervene; President Bush should send Federal Marshalls down to enforce the Congressional subpeona.
If the Nation allows this foul murder of an innocent, we have no right to expect God`s mercy and protection. We should expect to inherit the whirlwind.