Skip to comments.Terri's Day and nation's independence protects life culture
Posted on 05/30/2006 11:14:37 AM PDT by KevinNuPac
Terri's Day and nation's independence protects life culture
Kevin Fobbs May 29, 2006
America's Culture of Life is truly the legacy of one woman whose death forever changed our nation because of actions that were not in her hands but in those of her husband and his lawyers. Yet for millions of Americans we will forever link our own celebration of our nation's independence to the courage of the Schindler family to go forward past the tragedy, past the personal sorrow, past the searing anguish to help America draw a distinct line in the sand, to issue a clarion call to America.
Our 4th of July is coming... Our Culture of Life Independence Day is on its way. Our month of Independence is a message that March 31st (Terri's Day) will signal, that July 4th will signal... and that the month of July will signal to defend the Culture of Life before we lose it forever.
When we talked with our family members or even our neighbors or our friends we may have spent but a moment reflecting upon why we are even gathered on a Memorial Day afternoon. Do we think about the sacrifice of our soldiers and of their families? Do we think about the long goodbyes which are never long enough... as the military families send their loved ones to war, to battle, to stand firm for our freedoms... for our life... for our nation and its values of faith?
How does Terri Schiavo and her legacy tie into this? Terri's legacy and Terri's Day is a representation of a right to live, and freedom to have the liberty to not have it compromised away, devalued by inconvenience, or litigated away by judges who celebrate a culture of death that would rob life from the womb, steal life from a hospital or hospice bed, and destroy and shatter a family's love for a daughter, a sister and aunt who was given a gift from God, but had it separated from her as easily as an ant would have its life take by an uncaring shoe... extinguished forever.
The families who send their loved ones off to war have to wonder as well, does America value their sacrifice? The families of the military have to wonder just where does its society draw the line on its values? A soldier who is in battle in Iraq or Afghanistan has to wonder if a Florida judge can take away the life of an innocent, what is the measure of his life? Would a judge in America suddenly decide that if he were injured, if he had to sacrifice a limb that the protesters outside his hospital bed would have more rights than he would or his family? Would this soldier have to wonder that if he or his fellow soldier were killed in battle, that upon their return that the protesters who would stand outside of his funeral... have more rights to be protected than the rights his family would have to a military burial with honor?
You see, the Culture of Life is about Terri Schiavo, because Americans now have to examine the life of our culture itself. We have to wonder if we as a nation of Christians and of a nation of faith and of a nation of compassion would allow for a state to murder an innocent woman and strip her family of their loved one then as a nation would we allow America to have other symbols of life, of our nation to be peeled away as well, all in open sight and in plain view of a dispassionate nation?
What does our American Culture mean if we allow millions of illegal aliens to literally browbeat us into submission by demanding that because they have stolen across our borders, demanded and received protection from local law enforcement in numerous cities throughout the U. S., obtained free or reduced educational opportunities by state public colleges that our own children could not qualify to receive the same financial aid assistance for. Are we that defenseless to let illegals strip our state coffers of housing assistance for loans and mortgages when tens of thousands in almost every state in America have legal citizens who are homeless, impoverished, or working poor or middle class Americans who need similar assistance but cannot receive it. And they are legal! They are citizens! They are Americans.
What is so wrong about our nation when we are so ready to compromise our freedoms, our culture's life, the life of an innocent and the taking of any life is the taking of our own children's life and their child's. And with each successive generation the nation and its life, its values, its traditions, and its language will disappear because we as Americans were too preoccupied too narrow to see that an illegal alien was taking your child's education, that a crusading death culture judge was preparing a bed, a room, a legal precedent to take your child, grandchild or sister or parent.
That is why I have stayed my course to defend the Culture of Life and to ask my fellow Americans to begin to understand that as Terri Schiavo's life was slowly ebbing from her body and as her mother Mary, father Bob, sister Suzanne, and brother Bobby waited in the Florida early morning air on March 31st, 2005, America was having part of its soul ebb away as well.
What will it take to spark an interest, a concern, and a passion for protecting one's own life? Some may say that it would take a clear and present danger like tanks rolling down your neighborhood street or another 9/11 that strikes at the heart of America. Do we have the convenience to wait? Do we wait until a state legislature in Maine or California or Delaware or Ohio or Illinois decides that your mother's decision to live is determined by a hospital "bean counter" who decides that your mother's life is not based upon a "Will To Live" but an ability to pay her bill? What about a baby, not born, but already set for murder in the womb not because the mother is pro-life or pro-death but because "the law" says the unborn baby's life is expendable because the baby's genes are determined to be part of a class or a group or a race or of an ethnicity which pre-programs the child, un-born, to death?
America is being murdered in small pieces. It is seeing its values, its life, its culture disemboweled with the finesse of a skilled surgeon. And it is America's poll takers and its legislators and its uncaring, disinterested, and uninvolved who are handling the scalpel. Take the scalpel away. Contact www.Terrisfight.org to join the Foundation's battle to educate America about the right to live. Go to Terri's Day on www.kevinfobbs.com to learn about new updates on Terri's Day and the event to celebrate the Culture of life.
So on Independence Day and Independence month of July will we have any Americans who will sign up and join the Culture of Life movement in their community? Even if it is to sign a pledge, hand out a flyer, become aware of legislators and judicial candidates who have agreed to stand firm for the Culture of Life a crusade that is based not only upon the life of Terri Schiavo's legacy but equally crucial based also upon the legacy of the right to live, to defend our culture and the life of its values.
Terri's Day is not the end of a national movement but the beginning of a national contract with itself to stand for a future that our nation can guarantee for its children and for a culture that will insure life. The right to live will be Terri's legacy our legacy... one nation under God. Join us in your homes, on your family picnics, out camping and celebrating July 14th and 15th ... Our American Culture of Life belongs to each and every one of us... We must protect it. Let's celebrate together.
Kevin Fobbs is President of National Urban Policy Action Council (NuPac), a non-partisan civic and citizen-action organization that focuses on taking the politics out of policy to secure urban America's future one neighborhood, one city, and one person at a time. View NuPac on the web at www.nupac.info. Kevin Fobbs is a regular contributing columnist for the Detroit News. He is also the host of The Kevin Fobbs Show: go to: ,www.kevinfobbs.com. To contact him go to: email@example.com.
© Copyright 2006 by Kevin Fobbs http://www.renewamerica.us/columns/fobbs/060529
Terri was the first disabled person in American history ordered to die by a judge in the United States.
Judge Greer will be held accountable by the rule of law that he claims to know something about. He's the blind sheik of lawless justice.
Priests For Life
Well, that's a connection, but doesn't seem strong to me. BTW, thanks for all your work on this very sad and frustrating situation.
So true: "Where there's life there's hope."
How tragic that many of our so-called leaders how shown such perverted support for illegal aliens (all criminals) yet uttered not a word in support of Terri.
Terri's barbaric euthanization was frustrating, maddening and sad.
It's a matter of helping new cases now. Terri's legacy produced a large internet network that remains largely in tact.
IMPEACH GREER. There are grounds.
Uh huh. When you go through your savings, any profit from selling your house, and end up on Medicaid...look out!
So, is MS a nursing supervisor, or isn't he? The article states at least twice that he "claims" to be a nursing supervisor.
I'm sure as we speak that the Sheriff dept. is swapping out hard drives on all computers. Let's face it, most everyone sends at least a couple of non official email from their work station. Let's face it, these folks are so unprofessional, I wouldn't be surprised at what an examination would yield.
I see our fine feathered friends joined the thread almost immediately :-/
It was 107 yesterday in the CA high desert. The altitude is approximately 2800 ft in Victorville/Apple Valley/Hesperia. What is the daily temp of the lower desert where these illegals crawl through our border? Pregnant women, sick men, infants and children. Even the healthiest will eventually succumb to that kind of heat. The snakes are out of hibernation. Ooops. Do we as a country allow people to not only wreck our infrastructure, take jobs away from Americans who need them, but allow them to die in awful ways on American soil?
I think it belongs here on this thread. In my opinion, it shows the growing callousness towards human life in favor of the almighty dollar.
It's the judges who have become out of control, a runaway judiciary, abusing their position and power to intimidate the public by legislating from the bench, making the law up as they go along. The law is what I say it is, is their position, not what the Constitution, the Supreme Law of the land, says it is. Apparently Mr. Alcott endorses judicial activism and wants to ensure it continues and that's not a good thing.
Alcott even goes so far as to blame the Schiavo case for the long overdue public awakening to the judicial tyranny that exists in our Republic today, personified by the icon of judicial tyranny, Pinellas County Court probate court judge George W. Greer. The Schiavo case was a showcase of what's wrong in the court system today from the local courts to the state courts to the federal courts.
Terri on the road to recovery before the second stage began.
But "party of death" is not exactly a Ponnuru original. As he explains, the words are an adaptation of liberal (and pro-choice) philosopher Ronald Dworkin's honest summation that "abortion...and euthanasia...are both choices for death."
He rattled off a string of incidents that occurred last year: The murder of a Chicago judge's husband and mother by a disgruntled litigant. The oral attacks - led by congressional Republicans - against a Florida judge who ruled that Terri Schiavo could be removed from her feeding tube. Conservative commentator Ann Coulter's suggestion that U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens should be given "rat poison" for voting to uphold Roe v. Wade. (Coulter later added it was only a joke.)
And an e-mail death threat that Jones received shortly after the Dover ruling caused him to seek U.S. Marshal's Service protection for the first time.
We DO understand what you do. That's why we have lost all respect for the judiciary.
Annie was just trying to help. Rat poison can be good for you, unless you're a rat. (I'm not prepared to say with any certainty whether Mr. Justice Stevens is in danger on that point.)
>> "Warfarin (also known under the brand names of Coumadin®, Jantoven®, Marevan®, and Waran® is an anticoagulant medication that is administered orally. ... It is named for the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. ... Warfarin was originally developed as a rat poison, and is still widely used as such, although warfarin-resistant rats are becoming more common."
Warfarin is scary stuff. It dilutes the blood all right, but an emergency, an insult to the head, or such can cause the capillaries to burst and it can kill.
But it does wonders in bringing rats to room temp.
And he is supposed to be one of ours...
Prayers for Scott.
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