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.
Wonder what her next life will be? (thump thump) "Hey, turn the boat around, Earl. I think we hit a big 'un!"
This whole case is a total outrage of mishandling and "smoke and mirrors". Especially after reading the other day an article by an RN who used to give care to Terri and all the writings about her awareness were later changed by the husband. That is illegal! The only person who can change a document is the writer of that document and then you have to state why there were changes made and resign them. I heard somewhere that Michael is an RN. If that is true, then he has broken the law, and he knows that. Not even the patient's "kin" can change anything written in the patient's chart!
Here are some:
Terri Schiavo is alive.
Terri Schiavo is innocent of any crime.
Terri Schiavo cannot speak for herself.
Terri Schiavo has been sentenced to death by starvation.
And one of my favourite FACTS is:
Terri Schiavo has been afforded to legal representation!
The courts are not where the action is, in this case. The federal courts are likely to stiff us, just as the state courts did.
If there is to be any real action, it will come from the Florida legislature or Governor Jeb Bush.
Go to www.rightmarch.com for a list of Florida state senators who need to be nudged. Word is we're only three votes short.
However; there comes a time when common humanity and decency outweighs all of the legalize and philosophical musings and one has to ask himself if It is always wise to be just a "nation of laws" without regard to the human cost to one helpless woman who has harmed no one, is not a burden to anyone but her husband and has a family that only wants to be allowed to care for her. When someone can show me who is being harmed by the continued existence of Terri Schiavo I may change my mind. So far no one has made that case.
Jeez, I actually read the whole article before posting comment. The writer has the sand not only to take the media to task, as well as the questionable circumstances regarding the development of 'facts' in the case, but to imply some potential for wrongdoing. Refreshing, imho, thanks.
I doubt he will make that mistake again...I wonder if her potassium levels spiked right after one of his visits?
hino is claiming that it harms terri to keep her alive. that's the size of the bull.
It wouldn't matter if she did, michael will destroy it and have her starved , or God forbid if one of their children ever becomes disabled, he'll have them starved. He gets off on it.
He's already starved to death his mother, father, I believe his new wife's mother, he's in the process of starving his old wife, so starving one of his children wouldn't bother him. She better hope with all her might that her children stay healthy and are never injured, lest she has to walk down the road the Schindler's are on now.
She will come to rue the day that she ever got involved with him. That is a mathematical certainty.
Dictionary Definition: Murder
akin to Old High German mord murder, Latin mort-, mors death, mori to die, mortuus dead, Greek brotos mortal
1 : the crime of unlawfully killing a person especially with malice aforethought
This is murder, folks! Call it by it's right name.
But according to him, she is a vegetable that knows nothing, feels nothing and is just an animated corpse. If that's the case she is not being "harmed" at all. He can't have it both ways.
agreed. It's murder. Where is the judge, has he gone home, is he asleep?
Of course, 'tis so. It's the conundrum he faces: why kill a "dead" person?
The Dems are once again siding with the wrong side.
I think of all the recent demonstrations by Dems regarding Michael Ross (on Connecticut death row, admitted murdering eight, count 'em, eight young girls), doing their best to prevent his execution, one even he thinks he deserved!
Where are the demonstrations now?
Isn't it interesting that Democrats and other liberal lowlifes fight tooth and nail to keep an admitted and convicted criminal from his jury sanctioned execution, yet don't hesitate to let a woman starve to death for the convenience of her husband, or the unborn to be cavalierly killed for the convenience of their "mothers?"
I think the operating words are "convenience" and "criminals." Characteristics of people that vote Democrat.