Skip to comments.Regarding Terri Schiavo: Facts Should Trump Emotions and Activism
Posted on 03/21/2005 10:42:07 PM PST by Coastal
So it has come to this, a true test to see if the American political system, judicial system and the American public as a whole have the ability to set aside emotion and activism in deference to the facts. So far the jury is out on this question. Just as it is out on the question of whether or not Terri Schiavo will live or die. Personally, I think we can do better, much better.
I find it reprehensible that in an age when gathering facts has never been easier or more convenient, most among us prove delinquent in doing so, even in matters of life and death and especially in those that will set precedent for future actions. It is grave evidence that our society is in a persistent vegetative state where the overbearing voice of the activist agenda trumps not only the good of the people but common sense. Our failure to ascertain facts or even be tempted by unanswered questions renders us neutered by political correctness.
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Good article. Facts are ticklish things, sometimes.
On April 25th of 2001 Cyndi stated that Michael Schiavo admitted to lying about Terri expressing anything about her wishes regarding life sustaining treatment in the event of severe disability. While Cyndi later refused to testify citing her fear of Michael Schiavo, the issue became moot when just a day later on April 26th Judge George Greer refused to hear any testimony at all regarding Michael Schiavos statement. No investigation. No consideration. Nothing.
Now there's a new fun twist to this drama.
What a scumbag.
Great piece. Thanks for that.
That's putting it mildly. He is a sociopath just like Scott Peterson. They need to have their way and control over everyone and everything around them. I hope his "fiancee'" has a living will. She is probably going to need it when he gets tired of her.
Of the 4 doctors selected to be the courts medical authorities, three were hand-picked by Michael Schiavo and one was selected by Judge Greer.
Testimony from Terry's nurse...... Any time Terri would be sick, like with a UTI or fluid buildup in her lungs, colds, pneumonia, Michael would be visibly excited, thrilled even, hoping that she would die. He would call me, as I was the nurse supervisor on the floor, and ask for every little detail about her temperature, blood pressure, etc., and would call back frequently asking if she was dead yet. He would blurt out Im going to be rich!, and would talk about all the things he would buy when Terri died, which included a new car, a new boat, and going to Europe, among other things.
Remember, Terri's husband bought her life insurance policy from his new wife.
Sooooo .. is Judge Greer getting a piece of the action from Michael ..?? It really looks that way - and it's very disturbing.
Unto him to whom much is given, much is expected.
To say the very least, the word impartial cannot be used when discussing the medical testimony provided in this case, neither can the word thorough. In fact, the deck was stacked in Michael Schiavos favor, something easily done when one is the dealer.
How can anyone ignore these facts? How can they still allow her so-called husband to be her guardian after how he's treated her all these years?
Well done article! Thank you!
No autopsy to find out what really happened to her.
Your question is what I have been asking for years.
"I'm not sure we can get it done here in Florida," Martinez quoted (Gov.) Bush as saying just after a new Schiavo measure stalled in the Florida Legislature. "Do whatever you can federally."
It seems the Governor of the State has found no relief and lost confidence in the Legislature and Judiciary and has called in the Feds. It can't now be said that the Feds have no business there.
The Executive Branch wields the authority of enforcement, security and investigation, Congressional investigations aside. Congress should step aside and ask the President to handle this.
Time for Federal Marshals and agents in black shiny FBI shoes.
Does anyone know how many protected species of animals there are with only a brain stem an no cerebral cortex or plants an trees with no brain at all? If Terrie were an alligator with a brain that weighs 8 grams and will fit it a teaspoon she would have every liberal in the country screaming for her continued existence.