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Jewish World Review April 4, 2005 / 24 Adar II, 5765

Never forget Terri

By Dave Weinbaum

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Terrri Schiavo was murdered by torture and starvation. I'm so pissed off, if I could, I'd bring murder charges against the judges that ruled in favor of her execution. No, this was not a mercy killing. It was a brutal torture resulting in death and ordered by a judge.

There's a big, ugly breach in the balance of power caused by an activist Judiciary Branch. This case is merely the tip of the iceberg. It goes beyond Liberals and Conservatives. In fact, there are many Liberals that voted to intercede in this case by the legislation passed in emergency session, and signed by the President. Even The Reverend Jesse Jackson is singing Kumbaya with his nemesis, Sean Hannity and has been seen holding hands with the President's brother, Governor Jeb Bush.

It's about time he got something right!

You say her guardian; husband Michael Schiavo represented her interests? You say that she was brain dead already and thus was a vegetable? You say that the judges were just following the law? You say her life was not worth living? You say that taxpayers shouldn't have to take care of her? You say congress and the President have no business or precedent in dealing with such an issue?

Welcome to the bench. You are now qualified to become a judge! Okay, so you need a law degree, first! Details, details!!

Here are the facts as I, admittedly a pseudo lawyer at best, see them. Hey I was going to be a lawyer, but I lost my appeal!

1. Terri was not on life support. All her vital organs were working.

2. Terri, like the Pope, was receiving nourishment fed through a tube.

3. The extent of Terri's wishes before her collapse were not specific, not written, and could not have contemplated this specific situation.

4. Her husband, Michael, magically revealed Terri's alleged verbal living will after her collapse. Said will was not challenged by the Shindler's lawyers, a clear case of malpractice.

5. Terri was NOT in a vegetative state as we have come to know it. "Vegetative" is the term Drs. use when they can't define the actual brain function of someone. It's a garbage, catchall phrase. It was proven that Terri was somewhat responsive, and had some cognizance of her surroundings.

6. It is illegal to starve and or dehydrate a person until they die, especially someone that cannot take care of him or herself. Shall we remove tubes from babies that can't communicate, but have feeding difficulties? Need we make the Pope suffer an agonizing death because he can't feed himself? BTW., the Pope has now determined that he is to be kept alive UNDER ALL CIRCUMSTANCES, probably a smart move in light of trigger happy guardians like Michael Schiavo.

7. It's illegal to starve animals to death in this country. Where's PETA? They're probably out trying to save some beached whale! Isn't the whale's beaching evidence enough of IT'S LIVING WILL? Its certainly has more credence than Terri's wishes as represented or misrepresented by Michael.

8. Speaking of PETA, where the Hell is NOW, now that it doesn't have a proven sexual harasser in the form of ex-President Clinton to run interference for? They should be on Michael Schiavo and his motives, LIKE WHITE ON RICE!

9. Judges cannot rule to execute someone that has COMMITTED NO CRIME, much less a capital one!

10. Michael Schiavo disqualified himself as Terri's guardian, via his status as her husband. He broke his marital vows, thus breaching his marital contract. Those vows were to love cherish and be faithful to Terri and Terri alone, through sickness and health until death do them part. He has, what in many states would be considered, a common law wife complete with two (biologically his) children.

11. Michael Schiavo had a conflict of interest in that he would benefit both personally and financially from Terri's death. He should have been removed as soon as the courts knew of his marital breaches and replaced as guardian by her father, mother or some other designated family member that had no conflict with Terri staying alive. 12. Terri's mom and dad, offered to take care of her at THEIR EXPENSE! That in and of itself should have been the end of this case!

13. It is the constitutional duty of the Legislative and Executive Branches of our government to be a check on the Judiciary Branch. The Judiciary has chosen to ignore a law enacted by vote of Congress and duly signed by the President. Appointed 15 years ago, 11th Circuit Appellate Judge Birch had the gall to tell off the other branches of government, claiming their law was unconstitutional, without a trial or evidence. The arrogance of some judges is unconceivable!

14. Terri's civil rights were violated. Ike sent in Federal Troops to insure the integration of Black children in Arkansas schools in 1957. This was done in defiance of Arkansas courts and Arkansas Governor, Faubus. Why didn't President Bush enact the law Congress just passed and he signed? Mr. President, you missed this one!!

15. The final blow was that, this POS of a guardian, Michael Schiavo, had the wherewithal to prevent Terri's mom and dad from being present to witness their beloved daughter's death. Where in her supposed living will was that particular cruelty revealed?

This case should tell us all that Judges need to be taken into account and abide by the laws created by our elected Representatives and signed by our elected President.

Let's start off with term limits for all judges and go from there. Maybe if judges realized they'd be off their lofty perch in a few years and amongst the rest of us ordinary folk, they'd be a little more sensitive and a lot less arrogant.

May their hearts become the Supreme Court of their brains. Most of all, they should do unto others better than they would have others done unto them or their daughters.

Our Judiciary needs to review G-d's law, and stop making their own.

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