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American Family Raped by Judicial Corruption (Terri Schiavo case)
http://www.opinioneditorials.com ^ | 3/27/2005 | Cheryl Ford RN

Posted on 03/27/2005 12:09:13 PM PST by ex-Texan

These last weeks, I have been sitting in a small thrift store located directly across from Woodside Hospice in Pinellas Park, Florida. A few weeks back, the local owner decided to temporarily close her thrift store business to the public. Her kindness and compassion for Terri's tragic situation led her to create a small makeshift gathering area inside her quaint store. Inside the little space is where the Schindlers and close friends find solace from the crowds and media while Terri lies dying from starvation and dehydration.

During these past two years, I have been watching the Schindlers' anguish as they ventured down every legal avenue to save their daughters life. I have witnessed a family whose expressions resembled the faces depicted in old photos of parents who stood petrified and helpless, as their children were torn from their arms in Nazi, Germany. I've watched the Schindlers' cry, plead and beg the Government to look into the inhumane execution of their daughters life. Once again, with a race against time, and for the second time in two years, I feel helpless as a nurse and their friend. I see the pain in their eyes when they look at me with desperation asking silently how much time their daughter has remaining without food and water.

Two nights ago, Terri's mother Mary, worn and extremely tired, looked at me with tears in her eyes and asked, "What am I going to do Cheryl, I am watching them kill my daughter and I am not allowed to help her?" We both cried. Her words barely audible as she desperately described Terri laying in her bed inside the death camp across the narrow street, "I love my daughter, she wasn't dying last Thursday, but she is dying now." Mary tired and numb continued...... "She responds to me, she smiles at me, we love each other, but her eyes are sinking in now and her face is beginning to show signs she is starving and is thirsty." Mary cried out......"Please, this is America, who can we get to help stop my daughters inhumane death?"

Bobby, Terri's brother emotionally and physically drained after numerous sleepless nights from traveling to meet with Senators in Washington DC, pleading for his sisters life, held his head in his hands. He exclaimed... "What am I going to do, I cannot believe this is happening to my sister; how can this be happening in America?" Bobby paced the floor while vocalizing how his worst fears had become a reality......"She looks like a holocaust victim, how can we as a civilized society allow this to happen to any human being?"

The shock of knowing that no more than 300 yards from me laid a young, healthy woman who was dying from starvation only because of the actions inflicted upon her by her estranged spouse due to his mission to see her dead, was almost more than I could bare. Yes, Terri would die because of the initial decisions that had been made by one local probate judge many years back when Michael Schiavo entered as hearsay evidence to his court, Terri had wanted to die. The very notion that this could be happening in a country that delivers a message of freedom, liberty and justice, is unfathomable. What was I missing here? Had I been disillusioned into thinking I was actually standing on American soil, as I stood watching a 10 year old little boy arrested, handcuffed, and then placed into the back of a paddy wagon for attempting to bring water into a woman who he knew was being starved and dehydrated?

Today, Terri is on her 7th day without food and water. Her family is again forced to sit and watch the life sucked out of her. They know very basic nutrition and water could refuel her life. However, they are watched by police and forbidden to give her even a drop of water as her lips dry and crack and she looks to her mother; a loving mother who provided her with nourishment from the time of conception.

After witnessing Terri's tragic situation with my own eyes over these last two years, I have come away knowing America will never be the same for me. As we rallied on the streets for Terri in order to gain attention to her story, telling of the judicial tyranny here in Florida, we have been called names by people who have not a clue what is happening to Terri, let alone how her death will someday soon effect this nation. Sadly, many will never question the truth about what really happened to Terri Schiavo until they someday find themselves in her situation. When she dies it will not be a matter of "if" this will happen to many others, it will be a matter of "when" it will happen.

For any government official to not become involved in this judicial corruption and homicide, but instead choose to hide behind the notion they cannot become involved because of this being a family dispute, only shows the ignorance behind the leaders in our country. Terri's death is not about "conservatives" "radicals" "religious zealots" "Democrats" "Republican's" "family disputes" or gains for political advancements. It is about local, judicial corruption, a woman whose wishes were never in writing, and a man who has used his authority as her so-called spouse (despite his engagement to another woman) to see her dead! He has used the legal system and its corruption to his criminal advantage. When will people awaken to the real issues at hand here?

Our Governor now says he cannot go beyond the scope of his power. But, he always had the power to act, under Florida's laws. Is this a message to us all that one corrupt judge and one estranged spouse who potentially placed Terri in this situation, controls our Government?

In addition, we must remember that from the time of our conception we have needed a source of nutrition in order to survive. When we allow judges to intentionally remove our basic nutritional elements from healthy human beings so to terminate life, we soon will face our own extinction.

For many years, I had wondered to myself, how did they get away with marching all those innocent people into the gas chambers; why did no one stand up and try to stop them?

I now have a clearer understanding how it was accomplished!

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About the Author: Cheryl Ford is a licensed Registered Nurse in the state of Washington. She is the founder and CEO of her own company which assists in the financial, social and clinical assessment and placement of patients requiring a wide range of skilled medical treatment to over 450 licensed Adult Family Homes. The licensed Adult Family homes are owned and operated by physicians and nurses. While also maintaining another residence and an additional business in the state of Florida, her involvement as an activist in the Terri Schiavo case has arisen as a concerned citizen, as well as from the many years of knowledge she possesses as a Clinical Case Manager, licensed Registered Nurse and former firefighter/paramedic.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: courtcorruption; schiavo; terri; terrischiavo
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1 posted on 03/27/2005 12:09:13 PM PST by ex-Texan
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To: ex-Texan
It's terrible. The judges are out of control and they are protecting each other. I didn't know a judge could ignore a law/sepenia from congress and I don't know if there is anything we can do about it. I call on the freepers and the bloggers to find the solution and spread the word.
2 posted on 03/27/2005 12:15:44 PM PST by alienken (Bumper sticker idea- We have God in heaven & a Texan in the whitehouse,LIFE IS GOOD!!)
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To: alienken

The politicians are in the same bed.


3 posted on 03/27/2005 12:19:19 PM PST by freecopper01
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To: ex-Texan
"Our Governor now says he cannot go beyond the scope of his power."

I think Jeb is finished politically.

4 posted on 03/27/2005 12:23:36 PM PST by etcetera (No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom, unless he be vigilant in its preservation.)
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To: ex-Texan

I have never been so sick over anything in my life; and that includes cancer.

The cowards that are suppose to be representatives of the people are nothing less than pond scum. It seems like the powers that be have learned a lesson from the communists they seem to love so much and that is psychological warfare inflicted upon decent and honest American citizens.

How very sad that we do not have one elected official to stand for what is right in this country.


5 posted on 03/27/2005 12:24:09 PM PST by freekitty
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To: ex-Texan
And another here. President Bush has a perfect reason to get involved and rescue Terri -

Moral Sovereignty and America's Foreign Policy

6 posted on 03/27/2005 12:25:19 PM PST by expatguy (http://laotze.blogspot.com/)
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To: alienken

"It's terrible. The judges are out of control and they are protecting each other. I didn't know a judge could ignore a law/sepenia from congress and I don't know if there is anything we can do about it. I call on the freepers and the bloggers to find the solution and spread the word."

There is one thing we can all do about it and that is to stop paying our taxes. Without our money, they cannot operate.


7 posted on 03/27/2005 12:25:44 PM PST by freekitty
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To: ex-Texan
Pontius Pilate is alive & well in our Judiciary. Justice has become a casualty of our secular legal system along with Terri Schiavo.
8 posted on 03/27/2005 12:28:09 PM PST by Apercu ("Rep ipsa loquitor")
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To: ex-Texan

Is it just my imagination or is there a sound file attached to this article, the sounds of marching boots?


9 posted on 03/27/2005 12:28:25 PM PST by Ben Chad
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To: etcetera

God does not like those that try to come in his name and yet make a mockery of his words......GOD IS THE SUPREME BEING. No matter what man tries to do to Terri, she will not die till God calls her home.....You're right Jeb, this does go beyond your scope of power and your brother's too. We are seeing God's word at work thru Terri.


10 posted on 03/27/2005 12:31:17 PM PST by Two-Bits (May You Never be looked on with Pity from your love ones but only with love and compassion!)
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To: expatguy
It's too late to save Terri now. She has been very close to death for the past 72 hours. On Thursday (Maundy Thursday) she was bleeding from her nose, eyes and mouth and choaking on her own blood. Personally, to me this is reflective of Christ's own sacrifice. I believe that is the message that Terri's parents wanted to leave with use when they asked the Franciscan padre to speak for them.

Terri's will to live has been a lesson for all of us. By the bigger message is hidden in the prayers of the faithful who make their silent vigils each Maundy Thursday.

Peace of the Lord be with you.

11 posted on 03/27/2005 12:34:18 PM PST by ex-Texan (Mathew 7:1 through 6)
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To: ex-Texan
For many years, I had wondered to myself, how did they get away with marching all those innocent people into the gas chambers; why did no one stand up and try to stop them? I now have a clearer understanding how it was accomplished!

It's become clearer to some of us, however, many still don't understand.

12 posted on 03/27/2005 12:45:36 PM PST by mtbopfuyn
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To: ex-Texan

I cannot fathom why it is illegal to allow Terri to be given a glass of water. If she cannot drink it, it won't matter anyway. If she can drink it, she is not being kept alive by artifical means. If she truly wanted to die, she would refuse the water, so what are they afraid of? That if she accepts the water, it means that she does not want to die and they are killing her anyway? They should be afraid--for their souls.


13 posted on 03/27/2005 12:48:05 PM PST by sportutegrl
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To: alienken
We already have the tools and hold the power over judges. Unfortunately an 1894 ruling by the supreme court ruled that we don't need to know our rights. In Sparf vs US (156 US 51), the court ruled that although juries have the right to ignore a judge's instructions on the law, they don't have to be made aware of the right to do so.

http://www.caught.net/juror.htm


Prior to that ruling judges were simple mediators in the courtrooms and the people were the judiciary branch of government. Jurors hold more than the power to judge guilt or innocence, they hold the power to judge the law as well.

JOHN ADAMS (1771): It's not only ....(the juror's) right, but his duty, in that case, to find the verdict according to his own best understanding, judgement, and conscience, though in direct opposition to the direction of the court.

JOHN JAY (1794): The jury has a right to judge both the law as well as the fact in controversy.

SAMUEL CHASE (1804): The jury has the right to determine both the law and the facts.

OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES (1920): The jury has the power to bring a verdict in the teeth of both the law and the facts.

LORD DENMAN, (in C.J. O'Connel v. R. ,1884): "Every jury in the land is tampered with and falsely instructed by the judge when it is told it must take (or accept) as the law that which has been given to them, or that they must bring in a certain verdict, or that they can decide only the facts of the case."



Many more quotes including similar supreme court opinions here.
http://www.levellers.org/jrp/orig/jrp.jurquotes.htm


In not knowing our rights we have handed the scepter of power to judges and attorneys. There isn't a judge in the land who's going to inform us of our rights and there are very few attorneys who will do so. If they begin telling jurors of their rights, they lose their death grip on the courts.
14 posted on 03/27/2005 12:49:22 PM PST by cripplecreek (I'm apathetic but really don't care.)
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To: alienken
Judge Greer, George Felos, Michael Schiavo... may the fleas of a thousand bubonic plague carrying rats, infest your pubic regions forever or until you rot in hell!
15 posted on 03/27/2005 12:50:10 PM PST by B-Cause (Terri Schiavo is a victim of judicial homicide!)
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To: etcetera
I think Jeb is finished politically

As he watches a family degraded and humiliated by a judge who abused his authority, he can pack his bags, because he has lost his own authority. The jackals know now that he can be had.

16 posted on 03/27/2005 12:53:45 PM PST by Regulator
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To: freekitty
There is one thing we can all do about it and that is to stop paying our taxes. Without our money, they cannot operate.

There is something else we can do. When you see retention of judges on your local and state ballots, vote to throw them all out. We must attack the culture of the judiciary. Just say no.

17 posted on 03/27/2005 1:01:40 PM PST by Colorado Buckeye (It's the culture stupid!)
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To: cripplecreek
Terri didn't have a jury so that's irrelevant. We need some quotes for the governor and president.

That said, I've bookmarked those for future reference. Thanks.
18 posted on 03/27/2005 1:05:35 PM PST by mtbopfuyn
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To: ex-Texan
This horrible treatment of Terri hammers home the point:

It's all about the judges!

19 posted on 03/27/2005 1:06:39 PM PST by upchuck ("If our nation be destroyed, it would be from the judiciary." ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: freekitty

If you stop paying taxes, they take the money from you by force. So, that's not a good idea.

The problem is that every government system has advantages and disadvantages. No government is perfect. A government is good when the people who make up the government are good. The government is bad when the leaders, judges, representatives are bad. Time will prove that. And as soon as time proves that a system does not work, it's days are numbered. The system goes through a change, but that does not guarantee that it will be better. If the people don't change, things will stay the same or get worse. What we really need to do here is to fire these judges and get new ones.


20 posted on 03/27/2005 1:08:01 PM PST by blueberry12
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To: ex-Texan
Interesting article.

I also am getting a better understanding of how these atrocities are accomplished.

One thing I see is the good people who respect life do not plot ahead on how to subvert the law to accomplish the saving of lives. They make the mistake of thinking the law is on their side by the simple reading of statements in law such as: No person shall be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law. The intricacies of who get to decide what due process is and who is in oversight of those persons escapes them.

Appeals to evil persons on moral or ethical grounds are useless. Arrangements should be made in advance to meet these evil persons on a battlefield that favors the good.

One such area is treaty law. The Executive and the Senate control all treaty law and treaty law is superior to the Constitution. Judges that subvert the constitution while using it to shield themselves from any oversight, responsibility, or consequences of their subversive acts, can be held to account by creative use of treaty law. It simply must be prepared in advance.

The weapons the good use to fight evil must be prepared quietly in advance as that is exactly what the evil do.

21 posted on 03/27/2005 1:11:34 PM PST by Navy Patriot (The judges at Easter, justice or just us?)
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To: ex-Texan
Jeb Bush and Jaywalking !!!

If a little baby crawled out into a busy highway and sat in
the middle of the road, I'm quite sure that Governor Bush
would risk a jaywalking ticket to rush into the street and
save the child even if the Don't Walk sign was flashing !!!

Terri is an innocent and helpless child right now. Therefore, she
desperately needs someone to bravely risk arrest for jaywalking
to save her life from that evil mob of monsters who are blatantly
attempting to murder her ... in plain view of the entire world !!!

Jaywalk NOW Jeb !!!

Dammit... Jaywalk NOW !!!


22 posted on 03/27/2005 1:17:38 PM PST by GeekDejure ( LOL = Liberals Obey Lucifer !!!)
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To: GeekDejure

Judgenfuhrer Greer: "We black-robed Mullahs are fully aware that our Fatwahs
ordering death by starvation for the handicapped
are IDENTICAL to the penalty used by the Nazis for innocent people trying to escape Auschwitz crematoria.
We shall now add 'First Night' and rape to our options. "


GREER'S JUDICIAL/NAZI/WORLD


MICHAEL SCHIAVO's private Insurance company
JERGER & CENTONZE INSURNACE AGENCY, INC.
Notice how 'insurance' is conveniently misspelled


MICHAEL SCHIAVO'S lies and contradictory testimony in easy to read format


scientology_and_terri_schindler_schiavo_death_connection


The Rule of Terri's Case Strikes Again. -2004- Judge Greer's crimes


Law conveniently changed by Hospice where Terri is dying

23 posted on 03/27/2005 1:24:32 PM PST by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: mtbopfuyn

You're correct, it won't help Terri. However it would go a long way in stopping judicial tyranny and it might have prevented the laws that have allowed this travesty to happen.


24 posted on 03/27/2005 1:27:18 PM PST by cripplecreek (I'm apathetic but really don't care.)
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To: Diogenesis
Why is it that people like Barry Lynn, who is the spokesperson for the group of Americans United for the Seperation of Church and State remain silent on an issue like this?

If only someone like him would do his homework, he and others left of center, no matter where you stand left of center when it comes to the issue of seperation of church and state would readily see that the Church of Scientology has played a signifigant role in this decision to end Terri Shiavo's life.

Why are the Democrats silent when it comes to saving someone's life?

Yet they scream the loudest when it comes to someone's right to destroy life, or the potential for life.

Amazing, simply amazing.
25 posted on 03/27/2005 1:47:54 PM PST by BedRock ("A country that doesn't enforce it's laws will live in chaos, & will cease to exist.")
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To: cripplecreek

Why doesn't the Florida legislature act? They are the ones with the authority to overrule Judge Greer by changing the law. The law should state that when the legal guardian chooses to end care for a comatose patient, relatives--defined as parents, siblings or children--can take over. I think it is very unfair to blame Jeb Bush, when the gutless legislature has refused to to anything.


26 posted on 03/27/2005 1:48:06 PM PST by janej
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To: mtbopfuyn

Yes, and we can know this by the way they keep repeating the term "rule of law" to explain what is happening to Terri. They don't like it when you point out that in Hitler's time, that was the excuse they used, too.


27 posted on 03/27/2005 2:10:09 PM PST by MizSterious (First, the journalists, THEN the lawyers.)
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To: etcetera
I think Jeb is finished politically.

No doubt. He forgot what his job is. It will be very hard for him to get a better one.

The Bush family always called Jeb "the smart one". I'm sure he's smart enough to know that part of the reason some of what they left did was payback on him. Especially the Florida senate thumbing their noses at him. The left used this to take Jeb Bush out. He's just a political footnote now.

This event has brought out the core of people. It makes it easier to see what people are really made of. The worse part is that the next time "America" points at some other country and says we have some moral superiority we will likely hear laughter. Well deserved laughter.

28 posted on 03/27/2005 2:14:14 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Here come da king, er, judge!)
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To: MizSterious
But the problem is:

Judge Greer did not follow Florida law that is already on the books.

He should be held in contempt.

The laws are already there, they just need to find someone with the guts to enforce them...
29 posted on 03/27/2005 2:14:34 PM PST by BedRock ("A country that doesn't enforce it's laws will live in chaos, & will cease to exist.")
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To: BedRock
Actually, according to research posted on other threads, the rule of law had been changed, partly as a result of efforts of the hospice in question. See this thread. It's titled "unsourced" but people have been going through the article paragraph by paragraph and sourcing it. It appears to be on the level.
30 posted on 03/27/2005 2:23:50 PM PST by MizSterious (First, the journalists, THEN the lawyers.)
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To: Diogenesis
Besides Coma, we may be heading into the situation like in Logan's Run and Soylent Green.
31 posted on 03/27/2005 2:59:19 PM PST by Isara
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To: ex-Texan
Here is an idea that I'm trying to promote.
NEEDED: A MOVIE ABOUT TERRI (SCHINDLER) SCHIAVO

32 posted on 03/27/2005 3:00:07 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die)
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To: ex-Texan
May Divine Love fill the Schindlers' hearts during this difficult time.
33 posted on 03/27/2005 3:06:39 PM PST by Isara
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To: MizSterious
Very Interesting, and disturbing...

But one fact remains;

In 2000, Michael Schiavo moved Terri to the Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. In 2000, Judge Greer ordered Terri's feeding tube to be removed

Terri was moved without her doctor's signature or approval to the Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. This is against Florida law.
34 posted on 03/27/2005 3:09:47 PM PST by BedRock ("A country that doesn't enforce it's laws will live in chaos, & will cease to exist.")
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To: sportutegrl
I cannot fathom why it is illegal to allow Terri to be given a glass of water.

Because Terri simply must die. She is the sacrifical lamb, the test case, for the scientology, hemlock society death cult to get us all used to the idea of dying when we no longer have anything to contribute physically to society.

35 posted on 03/27/2005 3:18:29 PM PST by PistolPaknMama (Will work for cool tag line.)
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To: ex-Texan
This is absolutely heartbreaking. "Death camp" is exactly the right term.
36 posted on 03/27/2005 6:56:25 PM PST by Malesherbes
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