Terri Schiavo was tortured to death on the order of a judge who never saw her, who took into consideration only that testimony that fit the sentence he had in mind. Dogs, cats, horses, all in the news in the last couple of weeks for not being properly fed and their owners sentenced to hard time. In Florida, being starved to death, prevented from practicing your religion is bliss, natural. It is not torture, like putting underwear on a prisoner’s head. Ask a judge.
The Governor could have stopped this evil, had Terri removed from the abattoir while an investigation into the credible allegations presented was completed. He did not. He claimed he must “follow the rule of law.”
The President could have stopped this evil, had Terri removed from the abattoir while an investigation into the credible allegations presented was completed. He did not. He claimed he must “follow the rule of law.”
The fact is that both the President and the Governor were afraid to act as what they are supposed to be, an independent arm of the government, protecting ur rights to LIFE, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
This was not the rule of law, but the worship of judge. The judges were wrong. Judges are often wrong, as Dred Scott.
They lacked the guts to do their job. There is an alternative explanation, but it puts them in a less favorable light than being assessed as cowards.
They did not act. When they allowed Terri to be tortured and murdered under color of authority, they lost some of their moral authority. Even more important, when Terri died, a part of their souls died too. They had the power, they chose not to exercise it. What choice would you have made?
My flag is at half mast for Terri and for our country.