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Jeb Bush 'fails' Terri
WorldNetDaily.com | October 18, 2003 | Sarah Foster

Posted on 10/18/2003 1:18:21 PM PDT by joesnuffy

STARVATION DAY 4 Jeb Bush 'fails' Terri No action yet to save handicapped woman, despite 10 e-mails per second urging his help

Posted: October 18, 2003 1:41 p.m. Eastern

By Sarah Foster © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com

With Terri Schindler-Schiavo's judge-ordered starvation well into its fourth day, it is clear to her family and supporters that Florida Gov. Jeb Bush probably will not step in and prevent her death, despite indications earlier this week.

The family's mood ranges from despair to slow, burning rage at the court system and the refusal of the governor to take charge when a disabled woman's life is at stake, according to Pamela Hennessey, spokeswoman for the Schindler family.

"The judges, and it looks like the governor too, have absolutely failed her as a person," said Hennessey bitterly. "Her rights have not been respected, they have not been maintained, and they are inalienable rights."

As WorldNetDaily reported, Bush met Wednesday morning with Terri's parents, Robert and Mary Schindler, and her siblings behind closed doors and assured them that if there were some way he could intervene and prevent the killing of the brain-disabled woman, he would do so.

That same afternoon, Terri's life-sustaining feeding tube was removed by court order, an action long-sought by her husband Michael Schiavo, who also is her legal guardian.

Michael Schiavo has been living with another woman, Jodi Centonze, with whom he has a daughter and another child about to be born.

Doctors say that without food and water, Terri will die within two weeks, but her parents fear she will die this weekend from drugs they suspect she is receiving to relieve the pain of starvation and dehydration.

Pro-life advocate Randall Terry, who was with the Schindlers at their meeting with the governor, told WorldNetDaily: "We put the question to him: If there is a legal means for you to intervene and it did not violate the [doctrine of] separation of powers, and you were in fact upholding your oath of office, would you do it? He said, 'Yes. I would be very interested. Let us know.'"

Criminal investigation urged

Bush's legal team set to work. Constitutional attorneys and law firms contacted by his legal office explained to the governor in faxed memoranda that he has the authority and the obligation to use his executive powers to prevent Terri's death and urged him to launch a criminal investigation into the case itself.

"Not only does the governor have such power, but the governor has the constitutional duty to prevent any action taken pursuant to such a court order, because such action would violate Ms. Schindler-Schiavo's constitutionally guaranteed 'inalienable right to enjoy and defend life' regardless of her 'physical disability' as secured by Article 1 Section 2 of the Florida State Constitution," declared constitutional attorney Herb Titus, of Chesapeake, Va.

Titus, one of the constitutional experts contacted by the governor's office, represents Judge Roy Moore in his battle over the 10 Commandments monument in the courthouse in Montgomery, Ala.

Attorney Richard Thompson, who heads the Thomas More Law Center, a public-interest law firm in Ann Arbor, Mich., wrote that Terri is "a victim of abuse and neglect," and under Florida law, "it is a crime to abuse or neglect a disabled adult and to encourage another person to do so."

He called on the governor to launch a full-scale criminal investigation into the circumstances of the case "and to take measures to prevent future harm to Ms. Schiavo pending the outcome of the investigation."

The documents were made public Thursday at a noon press conference outside the hospice of the Florida Sun Coast's Woodside Facility in Pinellas Park, where, by order of her husband, Terri has lived isolated from friends and other patients since April 2000.

Schiavo's attorney George Felos, a right-to-die advocate, dismissed the opinions as "ideological and inflammatory rhetoric."

The removal of Terri's feeding tube is the final victory for Michael Schiavo in a battle with Terri's family that has gone entirely in his favor.

As WorldNetDaily reported, the Schindlers had been fighting their son-in-law for 10 years over the lack of care and therapy provided for their daughter, who suffered massive brain damage when she collapsed at her home 13 years ago under mysterious circumstances at the age of 26.

The ongoing dispute escalated five years ago when Schiavo petitioned the court for permission to end his wife's life by removing her feeding tube, insisting she is in a "persistent vegetative state" and maintaining she had told him years before she would not want to be maintained "by tubes" and "artificial means" Although Terri breathes on her on and maintains her own blood pressure, she requires a simple tube into her abdomen to her stomach for nourishment and hydration. The Schindlers and many medical professionals believe that with therapy she could eat and drink without the tube, but Schiavo consistently has prevented that.

The Schindlers fought tenaciously to keep their daughter and the case alive in the courts, but they have been blocked virtually at every turn, particularly by probate Judge George W. Greer of the Pinellas County Circuit Court, who has had charge of the case almost from the beginning. When the seven-member Florida Supreme Court in August turned down a petition to review the case, the way was clear for Schiavo to starve his wife to death.

On Sept. 17, Greer scheduled Oct. 15 as the day Terri's feeding tube would be removed. At the same time, in separate rulings, he denied any rehabilitation for the disabled woman or a chance to be spoon-fed.

Bush's handling of this case is unlikely to win him respect or friends in either camp.

The Clearwater Bar Association denounced him earlier this month for sending a letter in late August to Greer, asking the judge to delay the date for removal of Terri's feeding tube until a guardian ad litem [guardian of the litigation] is appointed who would "independently investigate the circumstances of this case and provide the court with an unbiased view that considers the best interests of Mrs. Schiavo."

Greer said he ignored the letter.

"I read it because it came from the governor," he told the Tampa Tribune. "Beyond that, it's going in the file."

Bush rebuked

The directors and officers of the Clearwater Bar Association were outraged at the governor's letter-writing, seeing it as an intrusion not only on its turf in Pinellas County, but upon the judiciary branch as a whole and a threat to the constitutional structure of American government.

On Oct. 2, the association's directors passed a formal resolution rebuking Bush.

"In attempting to influence the decision of a circuit judge," the governor's actions were "improper, tended to impair the independence of the judiciary, and violated the constitutional doctrine of separation of powers," the resolution reads.

Worse, in their eyes, his actions "undermine and threaten the public's confidence in the independence and objectivity of the judiciary, the rule of law, and the state of Florida's ability to impartially administer justice through its state court system."

The directors called on the Florida Supreme Court and the Florida Bar to "address this matter further," an indication Bush is not going to escape the continuing wrath of the Clearwater Bar Association.

"What concerns me is that the governor felt it appropriate to involve himself officially in a pending civil lawsuit in which neither he nor the state of Florida is a party or witness, for the apparent purpose of influencing the outcome of the case," the association's president Robert Dickinson declared in a press release announcing the resolution. "By doing so the governor violated one of the basic tenets of our constitutional government."

The division of "our constitutional republic," he explained, is that the legislative, executive and judicial branches of government must be separate and distinct.

"The separation of these powers is the cornerstone of the 'checks-and-balances' system of government under which the United States has prospered and each of its citizens expects to be treated fairly," he said.

120,000 e-mails for Terri

When told about the resolution, Pamela Hennessey dismissed the notion that the public's confidence in the judiciary system and rule of law would be shaken if the governor wrote a letter to Greer or intervened to save Terri, or that his doing so would violate the separation-of-powers doctrine.

"If anything, people will lose confidence in the judiciary system if he doesn't step in," she exclaimed.

In addition to acting as spokesperson for the Schindlers, Hennessey is webmistress for the family's website. Through its petition to Bush asking him to intervene, she keeps her finger on the pulse of public opinion.

She reports that since setting up the online petition in late July, the number of e-mails surging through the server to the governor's office has topped 120,000 and are coming in at a rate of 10 per second, so many her side of the server had to be shut down, though they are still going to the governor.

"People are very angry, very cross that he's not stepping in," Hennessey said. "He needs to step in and act as a check upon the actions of the judge and the judicial system.

"The checks and balances that are failing are those of the circuit court," she said. "The judge in this case is immune from the consequences of what he has done. There is obviously nothing to stop him from issuing a death warrant and seeing that is carried out -- and people do not like that. They are very concerned."

An 'unshackled judiciary'

The resolution rebuking Bush was passed before he filed his Oct. 6 amicus [friend-of-the-court] brief in a failed attempt to bring the case under federal jurisdiction. The brief will no doubt prompt an even greater outcry from the Clearwater Bar Association than the letter to Greer, with increasingly vehement charges made about Bush being a threat to the separation-of-powers system.

But attorneys at the AFA Law Center in Tupelo, Miss., challenge those charges. The American Family Association was among those contacted by the governor's legal office for advice on the powers and obligations of the executive branch.

The immediate problem, says the public-interest law firm, is not an over-reaching executive, but an out-of-control judiciary, one that has "unshackled itself from constitutional restraints" and is "embarking on a campaign to impose its own will over the will of the law," as Joe Murray, staff attorney and communications director, put it.

In his memorandum, Law Center attorney Brian Fahling explained to the governor that under the Florida Constitution he has the authority to make certain the laws of the state are "faithfully executed."

Section 943.04 of the Florida statutes authorizes the governor, upon written order, to direct the Department of Criminal Justice, Investigations and Forensic Science, "to investigate violations of any of the criminal laws of the state."

In fact, Bush's own amicus brief cites reasons to believe the statute prohibiting assisted suicide [Section 782.02] is being violated, because -- in the words of the brief -- "Terri's right to life is violated by the state when the state, acting as her guardian, assumes that her wish to live without artificial sustenance is the same as a wish not to be fed at all. The state has an 'unqualified' interest in life."

Again, quoting Bush's own brief, denying Terri oral sustenance creates "an unnecessary conflict with Florida statutory law by implying that physicians may cooperate with a person's alleged express wish not to feed herself."

"The laws of the state of Florida, then, as set forth in the governor's brief, are not being faithfully executed," Fahling wrote. "The authority of the governor to issue an executive order in this case is consonant with his duty to see that the laws are faithfully executed. If the consequences of the husband's exercise of discretion [given him by Judge Greer] are determined to result in the unlawful taking of life, it is entirely appropriate that such actions be interdicted by law enforcement at the direction of the governor."

Bush derelict in his duty?

Not only is it appropriate, it is incumbent upon Bush to do so, contends AFA Law Center chief counsel Stephen Crampton.

"Failure to do so would be a dereliction of duty," he said.

While the Clearwater Bar Association and the courts insist intervention by the governor would violate the doctrine of separation of powers, there is a second doctrine that Bush runs afoul of if he does not intervene -- the doctrine of checks-and-balances -- in which each branch of government is empowered to act as a check upon actions by the other two branches, Crampton maintains.

The veto power is one of the ways a governor or president can check an action by a state legislature or the Congress.

"That is why enforcement of the laws is in the hands of the executive branch, at every level of government, not in the hands of the legislative body or the courts," said Crampton. "Executive officers that take orders directly from the executive -- not from the legislature or the courts -- to go out and actually implement and enforce whatever law or decree the legislature or court issues. That power lies with the executive branch -- in Terri's case that's the governor. That in and of itself is the embodiment of the check-and-balance system. That is why Governor Bush has every right to weigh in and to take an independent stand with regard to the constitutionality of what the court has done in this case.

"Stepping in for Terri would be analogous to vetoing a piece of legislation," Crampton continued. "It is doing what he is duty-bound to do as the chief executive officer of the state of Florida. The whole concept of checks and balances encompasses the duty to independently weigh the pros and cons of the actions that you're called upon to enforce -- not blind obedience to judge-made rulings."

The memoranda and other legal documents and information on Terri's case are posted on the family's website.

Previous stories:

Desperate parents plead to Jeb Bush

Lawyers: Bush can step in for Terri

Starvation begins for Terri Schiavo

Husband protests video showing alert Terri

Terri Schiavo wants to live

Joni Eareckson-Tada joins vigil for Terri Schiavo

Hearing today on woman scheduled to starve

Prayer vigil for Terri Schiavo

Bush steps in for Schindler-Schiavo

Florida AG intervenes in Schiavo lawsuit

Order signed for starvation of disabled woman

Disabled woman wins reprieve

Another 9-11 date with death

Federal judge considers Schiavo case

Federal Court grants emergency hearing in Schiavo case

Attorney: Jeb Bush letter only a 'good first step'

Gov. Bush's plea for Schindler-Schiavo rejected

Jeb Bush intervenes for Schindler-Schiavo

Legal setbacks clear way for Schiavo starvation

Schindler-Schiavo on 'death row'

Husband bars priest from brain-damaged wife

Brain-damaged woman hospitalized

Fight for life bombshell: Terri trying to talk

Petition drive launched for Terri Schiavo

Commentary

'Murder is legal if we say so'

Sarah Foster is a staff reporter for WorldNetDaily.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
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1 posted on 10/18/2003 1:18:21 PM PDT by joesnuffy
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To: joesnuffy
her parents fear she will die this weekend from drugs they suspect she is receiving to relieve the pain of starvation and dehydration.

But Michael and his corrupt doctors keep claiming that she can't feel pain.

2 posted on 10/18/2003 1:23:15 PM PDT by EggsAckley (..........................God Bless and Keep Terri.....................)
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To: joesnuffy; honeygrl; cake_crumb; diamond6; pollywog; summer
BUMP
3 posted on 10/18/2003 1:24:36 PM PDT by EggsAckley (..........................God Bless and Keep Terri.....................)
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To: joesnuffy
Bump!!
4 posted on 10/18/2003 1:25:56 PM PDT by RedRidingHood (Prayers For Terri)
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To: joesnuffy
>>Michael Schiavo has been living with another woman, Jodi Centonze, with whom he has a daughter and another child about to be born.

Can you imagine the future dinner table conversations between Michael and his two children?

"Daddy, what did you do to your first wife?"

"I had her killed, she was disabled and couldn't function on her own."

"Daddy, what if I became disabled, would you kill me too?"



5 posted on 10/18/2003 1:34:11 PM PDT by deannadurbin
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To: joesnuffy
Constitutional attorneys and law firms contacted by his legal office explained to the governor in faxed memoranda that he has the authority and the obligation to use his executive powers to prevent Terri's death and urged him to launch a criminal investigation into the case itself.
This would be a fax from Larry Klayman. Larry and his faxes are worthless. 99% of Larry's filings have been and are worthless. [I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt with the 1%. It would be wonderful if Larry's action actually produced help for Terri.] It is misleading to cite any action by Larry.
6 posted on 10/18/2003 1:37:13 PM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: joesnuffy
Prayers for Terri
for Jeb Bush

and for the Schindler family.

7 posted on 10/18/2003 1:43:26 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: deannadurbin
Not until I up your insurance policy.
8 posted on 10/18/2003 1:54:35 PM PDT by pickyourpoison
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To: Clara Lou
There are other more credible sources besides Klayman cited in the aritcle. Terrisfight.org has a collection of them.
9 posted on 10/18/2003 2:00:38 PM PDT by litany_of_lies
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To: Clara Lou
"It is misleading to cite any action by Larry."

From this and other posts you have made it is evident you have an axe to grind with Larry.

Care to state why all the bile?

10 posted on 10/18/2003 2:01:16 PM PDT by G.Mason (Lessons of life need not be fatal)
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To: joesnuffy
Just fired this off to Jeb.

U HAVE A BULLY PULPIT_NOW IS THE TIME TO USE IT SIR

I believe you are Terris last hope. I realize your hands are tied legally, but you have the loudest voice. Time is oh so short and someone needs to start shouting.

Here is a fine example of what patriots can accomplish when the system fails.

http://www.jeffhead.com/klamath/


ANYWAY

People quite often are unreasonable, illogical and self centered. Love them anyway!

If you do good, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Do good anyway!

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway!

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway!

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway!

The biggest people with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest people with the smallest minds. Think big anyway!

People favor underdogs, but follow only top dogs. Fight for some underdogs anyway!

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway!

People really need help, but may attack you if you help them. Help them anyway!

Give the world the best you have and you might get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you’ve got anyway!

Good luck and God bless you!
11 posted on 10/18/2003 2:05:57 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (Do good anyway.)
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To: deannadurbin
bump.............
12 posted on 10/18/2003 2:17:07 PM PDT by 2timothy3.16
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To: deannadurbin
>>Michael Schiavo has been living with another woman, Jodi Centonze, with whom he has a daughter and another child about to be born. Can you imagine the future dinner table conversations between Michael and his two children? "Daddy, what did you do to your first wife?" "I had her killed, she was disabled and couldn't function on her own." "Daddy, what if I became disabled, would you kill me too?"

Answer: "No darling, you don't have over a million dollars in malpractice lawsuit money that I would inherit.

13 posted on 10/18/2003 2:31:27 PM PDT by A. Patriot
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To: Salvation
Yes, definitely pray for Jeb as well as Terri.

For a governor, he's been fairly active on this issue. But not active enough, although you have to remember that Florida (as we saw in the 2000 elections) has a runaway judiciary that is, on top of it, famously Democrat and liberal. And, like all judges, unaccountable to the public - even if they're theoretically elected, they never have to campaign, and nobody can possibly be said to have an informed vote when it comes to judges.

I honestly don't know what he can do, but it's hard to believe that there's no recourse at all. Prayers that he comes up with something, or at least that he makes a valiant effort.
14 posted on 10/18/2003 2:36:51 PM PDT by livius
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To: joesnuffy
Unbelievable. Governor Bush asks for all this legal advice, and then when he gets it, he ignores it.
15 posted on 10/18/2003 2:46:15 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: Clara Lou
According to Aloha Ronnie, Klayman resigned from Judicial Watch three weeks ago to run for public office. I don't remember the name of the guy who took over.
16 posted on 10/18/2003 2:47:12 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: G.Mason
Why all the bile?
Early on, like many, I listened to and followed Larry and his filings. After nearly a 100% disappointment rate, I've learned, along with many others here, that Larry is "all hat and no cattle." With every filing there is the grand announcement of the great doings of Larry and JW-- along with an invitation to donate to JW. Much later, we find out that the case has died a long, drawn out death, or it's been thrown out of court right off the bat.

As examples, I cite for you:
1) the case of JW vs. Hallibuton and Dick Cheney. We come to find out months later that the case died a timely death because JW never followed up its filing with any discovery! Once again: Talk, talk, talk, and nothing to show for it.)
2) Klayman and the Fla. election fiasco. Larry zoomed in to Fla. to the hearing held by Judge Saul. Lawyers representing the various factions were given the opportunity to speak in the hearing. Larry stuck his mug in front of a microphone in the courtroom and asked to be heard. The judge asked him to identify himself and his connection to the business at hand. Upon hearing Larry's response, the Judge told him that he had no standing, that he could not speak. Now, grandstanding Larry knew that he had no standing. He represented no one (except himself.) He made an idiot of himself on national TV.
Larry Klayman is a loser. (Although I wish that he could do something to save Terri. I just see it as more grandstanding on his part. I'd also love it if he could successfully produce dirt on Hillary in the Peter Paul matter-- but I'm not holding my breath.)

17 posted on 10/18/2003 2:54:19 PM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: BlessedBeGod
According to Aloha Ronnie, Klayman resigned from Judicial Watch three weeks ago to run for public office.
I heard that he had done that. Great. So he's trying to dig up Florida votes for his senatorial run. Larry will be Self-serving Larry until the end, IMO.
18 posted on 10/18/2003 2:56:19 PM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: BlessedBeGod
Unbelievable. Governor Bush asks for all this legal advice, and then when he gets it, he ignores it.
Do you take the advice of every Tom, Dick and Harry? Or do you take advice from people whose advice you know you can rely on?
19 posted on 10/18/2003 2:57:41 PM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: Clara Lou
First of all, Bush specifically asked for this advice (except from Judicial Watch) from these groups. If he didn't want to hear their advice or act on it, he shouldn't have asked for it. He must have assumed he could rely on these groups or he wouldn't have gone to them in the first place. I would think he didn't just open the yellow pages, close his eyes, and point his finger. ;-)

Secondly, the Thomas More Law Center is one of the most highly regarded legal groups in the nation.

That's why I made the comment I did.
20 posted on 10/18/2003 3:08:51 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: BlessedBeGod
"Secondly, the Thomas More Law Center is one of the most highly regarded legal groups in the nation. "

Amen. What makes anyone think a Bush would be out-front on this?

21 posted on 10/18/2003 3:14:09 PM PDT by ex-snook (Americans needs PROTECTIONISM - military and economic.)
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To: BlessedBeGod
I didn't intend to disrespect the Thomas More (Moore?) Law Center. My comment was mainly in reference to Larry Klayman and the like.
22 posted on 10/18/2003 3:17:10 PM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: Clara Lou
Yeah, I know a lot of people who have a bad opinion of, or bad feelings toward, Judicial Watch. I can't argue one way or the other -- I don't know quite what to make of them myself.

But if anything they do here helps, I'll think positively of them, at least in this case. ;-)
23 posted on 10/18/2003 3:41:45 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: Clara Lou
Re: Why all the bile?

Thanks for your reply.

I have not followed Larry Klayman, but did recognize that many here were against him.

I will, as time allows, look into this guy and learn more.

You know ....... inquiring minds?

Thanks again.

24 posted on 10/18/2003 4:56:59 PM PDT by G.Mason (Lessons of life need not be fatal)
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To: Salvation
I know all you Freepers probably know this but Terri's father was on Hannity Radio the other day and said he thinks the husband doesn't want her to wake up because if the truth came out about how she originally suffered brain damage, he'd be thown in jail!

He also said that he PRAYS the husband sues him for slander, because like the OJ civil suit, it would allow him to bring the evidence to trial.
25 posted on 10/18/2003 5:15:41 PM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton
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To: Clara Lou
" Early on, like many, I listened to and followed Larry and his filings. After nearly a 100% disappointment rate, I've learned, along with many others here, that Larry is "all hat and no cattle." "

Clara Lou, I agree with you, though I can't articulate as well as you can.

Larry Klayman interceded in all kinds of suits against Bill Clinton--nothing ever came of them, though we all hoped.

I don't know very much about this case, but from what I can tell, the husband is obviously a slime ball who wants to get rid of his first wife.

A governor's powers are limited. That's the truth . And think about it--would you want it any other way? Imagine a Clinton as governor of your state, with sweeping powers to do whatever he wanted.

I am sure Jeb Bush is doing whatever he legally can, which is probably not very much.

And I say this as a lawyer who tried, on a personal level, to prevent my fathers second wife from having control over his medical care (he got very ill).

I'll tell you something: as his daughter, I could not even get a telephone in his room, let alone speak to his doctors.

Spouses hold all the cards. That is the legal reality.
26 posted on 10/18/2003 5:23:42 PM PDT by proud American in Canada ("We are a peaceful people. Yet we are not a fragile people.")
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To: Clara Lou
"also love it if he could successfully produce dirt on Hillary in the Peter Paul matter-- but I'm not holding my breath"


Me too... *sigh* Peter Paul will either die in prison or nothing will come of it, for some reason.

And they called Ronald Reagan the "teflon" president...
27 posted on 10/18/2003 5:26:20 PM PDT by proud American in Canada ("We are a peaceful people. Yet we are not a fragile people.")
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To: proud American in Canada
Spouses hold all the cards. That is the legal reality.

If Judge Greer followed the law and Terri had a guardian ad litem, I don't think Schiavo would still be her husband.

28 posted on 10/18/2003 5:35:49 PM PDT by supercat (Why is it that the more "gun safety" laws are passed, the less safe my guns seem?)
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To: Clara Lou
Have you read this?

Main page is here.

In the words of Late Night past host Johnny Carson ....... "I didn't know that"

29 posted on 10/19/2003 4:35:33 AM PDT by G.Mason (Lessons of life need not be fatal)
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To: G.Mason
Have you found the page where you can order your own official Judicial Watch watch and other Judicial Watch memorabilia?
30 posted on 10/19/2003 6:13:59 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: joesnuffy
The 23rd Psalm --- Translated to Terri's Present Reality !!!

The Lord is my Shepherd --- That's Relationship!

I shall not want --- That's Supply!

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures --- That's Rest!

He leadeth me beside the still waters --- That's Refreshment!

He restoreth my soul --- That's Healing!

He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness --- That's Guidance!

For His name sake --- That's Purpose!

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death --- That's Testing!

I will fear no evil --- That's Protection!

For Thou art with me --- That's Faithfulness!

Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me --- That's Discipline!

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies--- That's Hope!

Thou annointest my head with oil --- That's Consecration!

My cup runneth over --- That's Abundance!

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life--- That's Blessing!

And I will dwell in the house of the Lord --- That's Security!

Forever --- That's Eternity!

Face it, Terri . . . the Lord is crazy about YOU !!!

.

31 posted on 10/19/2003 6:20:27 AM PDT by GeekDejure
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To: joesnuffy
"his actions "undermine and threaten the public's confidence in the independence and objectivity of the judiciary, the rule of law, and the state of Florida's ability to impartially administer justice through its state court system."

In the first place, the only "public" that have any confidence remaining in the judiciary whatsoever, are those with a socialist agenda that have control of most of it.

Independence and objectivity??? Bwahahahahahahahahahaha! On what planet? This thing has been skewed, for whatwever reason, from the outset, in favor of Michael Shiavo. Objectivity requires, by definition, having no predispositon and being willing to weigh the facts on both sides. It is my understanding that Greer didn't even listen to much of the evidence that supported the fact that Terri is neither comatose nor in a persisitent vegetative state.

The rule of law??? What about the spirit of the law? All law comes from God and when there is a conflict, the Bible says that we are to obey God rather than man. It is MAN's law that has judged Terri (and by extension and precedent, possibly some of us at some point) unfit to live. God's law says, "though shalt do no murder."

When did the state of Florida learn how to impartially administer justice? The judiciary in the state of Florida is a joke and has been since the 2000 election.

32 posted on 10/19/2003 7:00:35 AM PDT by sweetliberty ("Having the right to do a thing is not at all the same thing as being right in doing it.")
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To: joesnuffy
"in which neither he nor the state of Florida is a party or witness, for the apparent purpose of influencing the outcome of the case,"

Hogwash! Each one of us who knows even a small portion of the facts surrounding this case is both party and witness. Anyone, at least anyone who believes in the word of God, cannot with clear conscience stand by and allow the cold-blooded murder of a disabled woman. We are bound to do whatever we can to stop it lest her blood be on OUR hands.

"If the consequences of the husband's exercise of discretion [given him by Judge Greer] are determined to result in the unlawful taking of life, it is entirely appropriate that such actions be interdicted by law enforcement at the direction of the governor."

"Stepping in for Terri would be analogous to vetoing a piece of legislation," Crampton continued. "It is doing what he is duty-bound to do as the chief executive officer of the state of Florida. The whole concept of checks and balances encompasses the duty to independently weigh the pros and cons of the actions that you're called upon to enforce -- not blind obedience to judge-made rulings."

Are you listening Governor Bush?

33 posted on 10/19/2003 7:14:46 AM PDT by sweetliberty ("Having the right to do a thing is not at all the same thing as being right in doing it.")
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To: EggsAckley
"But Michael and his corrupt doctors keep claiming that she can't feel pain."

Doctors are healers. These people are executioners.

34 posted on 10/19/2003 7:19:24 AM PDT by sweetliberty ("Having the right to do a thing is not at all the same thing as being right in doing it.")
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To: ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton
"He also said that he PRAYS the husband sues him for slander, because like the OJ civil suit, it would allow him to bring the evidence to trial"

No matter what, this case is far from over. Even if Terri dies, there are more legal actions that can, and should, follow and hopefully the truth will eventually come out. It shouldn't require her death though. Judge Greer is despicable and isn't fit to make judgements in the interests of others. It is my understanding that he is a Clinton appointee. Is that accurate?

35 posted on 10/19/2003 7:33:04 AM PDT by sweetliberty ("Having the right to do a thing is not at all the same thing as being right in doing it.")
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To: summer
Have you seen this one?
36 posted on 10/19/2003 9:17:26 AM PDT by JustPiper (18 of 19 Hijackers had State issued Driver's License's !!!)
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