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Friday, March 25, 2005

Death Heads and the Corruption of the Law

In the Nancy Cruzan case (here in Missouri) the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Judiciary can not override State Law and compel the removal of a feeding tube. In Cruzan v. MDH the Court threw out an appeal to override Missouri law and kill Nancy Cruzan through dehydration/starvation.

Which makes this situation with Terri Schiavo all the more bizarre because the legal precedent was clearly set in 1990 by the High Court. Florida statute pretty clearly forbids what Hanging Judge Greer ordered. Read the statute here.

The refusal of Anthony Kennedy and the Supreme Court to take the case when their own ruling is being challenged by a local judge is nothing short of astounding! (I found it interesting that the Court should not jealously guard their rulings, then I realized the ruling was from
before the Clinton years!) So, what do we have? The Judiciary has ignored a thousand years of common law, ignored American History, ignored our Judeo-Christian heritage, ignored the Florida Legislative and Executive branches, ignored the U.S. Legislative and Executive branches, and ignored it`s own previous Case Law. The Judiciary has convicted itself of Hubris of the highest order. It`s high time they be taught a lesson in humility! It`s past time for us to act! Stop stalling, Mr. Delay!

The Death Heads (If Grateful Dead groupies can be called Dead Heads, I think the groupies of Death-abortion supporters, Euthanasia people, embryonic stem cell people, etc. should be called Death Heads) think they have won a great victory this day. It may be more of a pyrrhic victory in the end for them; this case has stirred an enormous amount of passion in the public, and we may see a groundswell of opposition to the multifarious forces which worked to destroy Terri. Perhaps her death will not have been in vain.

God bless Terri Schiavo, and all who stood by her!



Blogger Michael Morrison said...

If -- and I say IF -- Terri Schiavo had intended "do not resuscitate" and "no extraordinary measures," we do not really know.
There is an argument that she should never have been connected to the machines.
But she was.
And there is a BIG difference between not connecting in the first place and pulling the plug now.
Sorry, doctors and (spit, spit) politicians and (spit, spit, spit) judges, but I believe it is now an act of murder.
P.S. I also think, though I grant I might not have full knowledge, that when what's-his-name married Terri, that was the first marriage in his line for about 17 generations.

7:03 AM  
Blogger Gindy said...

Very interesting. I haven't heard about that other case.

11:10 AM  
Blogger Esther said...

Not for nothing, but you shouldn't assume that people who support a woman's right to choose automatically thought Terri's feeding tube should be removed. Lumping everyone together is too simplistic in what is truly a very complex case.

1:21 PM  
Blogger TJ Willms said...

This case was not inordinately complex until it entered into the tenticular mass that is the judicial system. It is a case of life vs. death. Terri Schiavo Lives and Michael Schiavo wants her dead. It became complex only when it entered a courtroom and the eight-armed beast that embraces death like a lover got wrapped around it. “Death heads” seems an entirely appropriate moniker for all of those who think issues of life and death are by their very nature complex. Is a light switch complex? On or Off the decision is profoundly simple we chose to complicate it by confusing the motivations with the issue.

7:03 AM  

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