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American Death Sentence (The preferred new method is slow starvation and dehydration- Ben Stein)
The American Prowler ^ | 3/29/2005 | Ben Stein

Posted on 03/28/2005 10:37:03 PM PST by nickcarraway

The local newspaper here in Beverly Hills expressed it best in a headline:

"Terry Schiavo Sentenced To Death."

Because she had a "husband" who did not want her alive to talk about him or for whatever reason, she was sentenced to die in a cruel and unusual way that the Supreme Court would never have countenanced for the most savage mass killer -- slow starvation and dehydration. Why isn't she excused from the death penalty for that reason alone?

Because the courts read the public opinion polls and the polls show that most people don't care for her to stay alive, she is sentenced to die. So now we have "Family Feud" justice where the only right answer is the one that most respondents give, and a totally innocent woman has to die because a poll says so.

I wonder if a poll of Aryan Germans would have found a majority who cared enough to pull a lever to save the Jews. I suspect a good majority -- voting in total secrecy, of course -- would have said, "Let them die. They're inferior and not worth providing food for." So now we are at that level.

But when Terri Schiavo is with her Maker let's be clear what happened: she was executed by the culture of death judiciary, the same ones who say no baby has a right to live until he's out of the womb by a few days -- and you can bet that's going to change so that babies who are less than perfect will soon be sentenced to death, too. She was executed, despite having committed no crime whatsoever, by thugs in black robes who would not know a law if it were on their breakfast plate.

This is what we have come to. The unelected judiciary has simply taken over, like a gangster governmental branch, from the rest of the government, and it is a judiciary of death. And this is with a Republican, right to life president. When a Democrat wins again, as will surely happen, God help us.

Ben Stein is a writer, actor, economist, and lawyer living in Beverly Hills and Malibu.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California; US: District of Columbia; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: benstein; deathpenalty; euthanasia; florida; starvation; terrischiavo

1 posted on 03/28/2005 10:37:03 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

YES! Just wait for the next rat administration. At the rate we're going downhill, we'll soon be living in Orwill's 1984.


2 posted on 03/28/2005 10:42:39 PM PST by Humidston (Rats = Party of DEATH)
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To: nickcarraway

"thugs in black robes who would not know a law if it were on their breakfast plate"

As only Stein can say it!!


3 posted on 03/28/2005 10:46:34 PM PST by CyberAnt (President Bush: "America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth")
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To: CyberAnt

Weird coincidence: There's a Seinfeld episode where Kramer wants to make a living will. Ben Stein plays the lawyer.


4 posted on 03/28/2005 10:50:04 PM PST by kms61
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To: kms61

I never was a Seinfeld fan - but that is an interesting coincidence.


5 posted on 03/28/2005 10:51:24 PM PST by CyberAnt (President Bush: "America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth")
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To: kms61

Wow. (Ben Stein Bump!)


6 posted on 03/28/2005 10:52:53 PM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: nickcarraway
But see, its ok to kill Terri this way. She doesn't know what's going on. If she would just get up and scramble an egg, all would be fine.

I hope I never break both my arms and can't feed myself. Some judge may decide I'm not worth feeding.

Do you know the difference between liberals and manure? Manure can be useful.
7 posted on 03/28/2005 10:55:50 PM PST by whereasandsoforth
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To: nickcarraway

I love Ben Stein. Amen.


8 posted on 03/28/2005 10:56:17 PM PST by pops88 (Geek Chick Parachutist Over Phorty)
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To: BradyLS
all he said...about the cruel and unusual punishment.....all true...

its come to killing people because someone says they're not "good enough" or they're inconvenient to keep alive...

how can any freepers possibly support this killing is beyond me......

we don't treat murderers this way, not even animals....

9 posted on 03/28/2005 10:59:13 PM PST by cherry
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To: nickcarraway

As usual, Ben nails it on the head more concisely, and precisely, than anyone else I have read on topic.

The man is a national treasure.


10 posted on 03/28/2005 11:04:38 PM PST by Al Simmons (4-time 'W' voter, 1994-2004.)
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To: nickcarraway

The reason that the judiciary has taken over is that the other branches of government have decided to be blindly obedient to their opinions. We should start ignoring the more outrageous opinions and return our government to the people.


11 posted on 03/28/2005 11:15:39 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (IMPEACH ACTIVIST JUDGES!!! WHOOOOOOOOO-HOOOOOOOO!!!)
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To: nickcarraway
she was sentenced to die in a cruel and unusual way that the Supreme Court would never have countenanced for the most savage mass killer -- slow starvation and dehydration. Why isn't she excused from the death penalty for that reason alone?
12 posted on 03/28/2005 11:17:01 PM PST by Ruth A.
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

That's what Alexander Hamilton suggested, in so many words.


13 posted on 03/28/2005 11:22:42 PM PST by nickcarraway (I'm Only Alive, Because a Judge Hasn't Ruled I Should Die...)
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To: Former Military Chick; NorCalRepub; dead; GeorgiaConservative; squarebarb; garyhope; Mears; ...

ping


14 posted on 03/28/2005 11:23:23 PM PST by nickcarraway (I'm Only Alive, Because a Judge Hasn't Ruled I Should Die...)
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To: cherry
... how can any freepers possibly support this killing is beyond me....

They believe in the rule of law ... law being defined as every word that passes from a judge's mouth.

15 posted on 03/28/2005 11:30:51 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: nickcarraway

Thank you, Mr. Stein.


16 posted on 03/28/2005 11:32:12 PM PST by k2blader (It is neither compassionate nor conservative to support the expansion of socialism.)
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To: nickcarraway
You must have read my mind Ben. Thanks for contributing to the awareness of what has 'really' gone down and the ominous future in store for America if we don't stop the Culture of Death and the Black Robes who mete out their death wishes.
17 posted on 03/28/2005 11:36:04 PM PST by SeaBiscuit (God Bless all who defend America and the rest can go to hell.)
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To: nickcarraway; Constitutionalist Conservative; two23; LibertarianInExile; BillF; tiamat; cricket; ...
Thank you for the PING Nick! I forget to post it myself.

Everyone else ***PING*** Ben Stein

Other articles on FR that Ben has written.

Ben Stein: One of Them (Tribute to Arthur Miller)

Ben Stein: How Was Your Day? (Ben shares of his hosting a military member and family) AWESOME

Ben Stein: Tribute to Ronald Reagan (It's Ben need I say more)

Ben Stein: Special Deliverance (another amazing essay)

Ben Stein: Wal-Mart

Gratitude (If not today, tomorrow, and every day, when?) [Ben Stein]

Ben Stein: Christmas Peace (The voice of a true American Patriot - most read)

Ben Stein: Wal-Mart

U.S. Islamic group calls for disciplinary action against general for remarks (outrageous)

Witness: Ross said goodbyes, refused last meal before execution was delayed

18 posted on 03/29/2005 12:26:47 AM PST by Former Military Chick ((I'm in the WPPFF.))
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To: TheWyzzyrd

ping a ling a ling


19 posted on 03/29/2005 12:30:57 AM PST by Lovergirl (Terri..I don't personally know you but I love you. God please save Terri. ..TERRI IS THIRSTY.)
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To: nickcarraway
"Terry Schiavo Sentenced To Death."

By a probate judge named Greer

20 posted on 03/29/2005 12:32:49 AM PST by dennisw ("What is Man that thou art mindful of him")
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To: nickcarraway

Go Ben.


21 posted on 03/29/2005 12:34:33 AM PST by television is just wrong (Our sympathies are misguided with illegal aliens...)
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To: nickcarraway
I wonder if a poll of Aryan Germans would have found a majority who cared enough to pull a lever to save the Jews. I suspect a good majority -- voting in total secrecy, of course -- would have said, "Let them die. They're inferior and not worth providing food for." So now we are at that level.

Bravo, Ben Stein!

22 posted on 03/29/2005 12:37:10 AM PST by Petronski (If Reichskanzler Greer can kill Terri, who will be next?)
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To: nickcarraway
Because she had a "husband" who did not want her alive to talk about him or for whatever reason, she was sentenced to die in a cruel and unusual way that the Supreme Court would never have countenanced for the most savage mass killer -- slow starvation and dehydration. Why isn't she excused from the death penalty for that reason alone?

It's sickening that discussion even has to come to this.

However, with just a stroke of a pen, we all financially support a cult of death via same sex agenda through government directive, yet an individual who has family and life is sentenced to death through absolutely no wrong doing to anyone.

23 posted on 03/29/2005 12:37:31 AM PST by EGPWS
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To: kms61

Good observation! That was a great episode.

Kramer, after making the living will: "But I didnt KNOW you could wake up from from a coma!"


24 posted on 03/29/2005 12:37:42 AM PST by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on.....)
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To: nickcarraway; Congressman Billybob

Thugs in black robes...


25 posted on 03/29/2005 12:40:04 AM PST by Experiment 6-2-6 (Meega, Nala Kweesta! It appears that SABERTOOTH got himself suspended. Again. ????)
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To: Experiment 6-2-6
"Judgment at Nuremberg" bump.


26 posted on 03/29/2005 12:45:21 AM PST by Petronski (If Reichskanzler Greer can kill Terri, who will be next?)
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To: nickcarraway; All

If nothing else this is a prime example why we dare not have our 2nd Amendment Rights infringed.


27 posted on 03/29/2005 12:50:59 AM PST by DTogo (U.S. out of the U.N. & U.N out of the U.S.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Exactly. Our Founders, with what can only be called an amazing amount of foresight, purposely made the judiciary the weakest branch of government. To a lesser extent, Marbury v. Madison started the decent that has led us to the virtual judicial oligarchy we live under today, however the last twenty years have proved the worst. This has happened for two main reasons; the appointment of activist judges, and most importantly, the surrender of it's powers by the legislative branch. Our legislators no longer write or support laws that may be controversial, because they don't want to offend any possible voter back home. In the vacuum left behind, activist judges are more than willing to step in. We don't need to ignore them, we need to elect activist legislators to remove them; and who will do what they are elected for, creating law.
28 posted on 03/29/2005 1:01:41 AM PST by IYellAtMyTV (The left -- playing russian roulette with an automatic.)
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To: IYellAtMyTV

If we had more Andrew Jacksons (executives who disobeyed the court and legislature did not impeach) the courts would not be on such high horses.


29 posted on 03/29/2005 1:04:03 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Florida, where the disabled go to be felosed to a "beautiful" starvation death.)
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To: IYellAtMyTV

Our government is the government we richly deserve. It is because we won't elect the kind of people necessary to change this. IT IS OUR FAULT...COMPLETELY!


30 posted on 03/29/2005 1:41:39 AM PST by NoControllingLegalAuthority
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To: nickcarraway

just another article by a right wing hysterical holy roller who has obviously not read the WOLFSON REPORT /sarcasm Good job, ben.


31 posted on 03/29/2005 3:06:26 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: whereasandsoforth
She doesn't know what's going on.

But she does need a morphine drip to deal with her non-existent pain.

32 posted on 03/29/2005 3:20:55 AM PST by garbanzo (Free people will set the course of history)
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To: Lovergirl

On behalf of the currently banned byker bayb: BUMP for Terri!


33 posted on 03/29/2005 3:26:49 AM PST by Chieftain (Thanks to the Swift Boat Veterans, Vietnam Veterans, and POW's for Truth for standing tall.)
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To: Former Military Chick
Hi, FMC. hope you had a nice Easter. Thanks for the Ben Stein Ping! (BSP? )
34 posted on 03/29/2005 3:27:37 AM PST by tiamat (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: P-Marlowe; jude24; winstonchurchill; Revelation 911; Corin Stormhands; Dr. Eckleburg; ...

ping to article by Ben Stein


35 posted on 03/29/2005 5:23:02 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It!)
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To: Former Military Chick
Thank you for the PING Nick! I forget to post it myself.

Did you read it?

36 posted on 03/29/2005 5:36:35 AM PST by P-Marlowe
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To: Humidston
we'll soon be living in Orwill's 1984.

soon? - Im thinkin we're there already, what with Homeland Security and the culture of death

37 posted on 03/29/2005 5:41:28 AM PST by Revelation 911
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To: cherry

" how can any freepers possibly support this killing is beyond me......"

The only people I have talked to (in real life, mind you, not FReepers) that think we should just "let her die" are the ones who do not understand what is actually going on. They believe the following things that they have been told:
1). She wanted it this way
2). She is in a COMA! (as in, can't feel anything, isn't aware of her surroundings)
3). That there's no possibility she will get better

Now, in their defense, if those things were all true then I would agree with them,too, just let her die. But the second two are flat-out lies, and the first one we have no real way to know if it's true or not.

They only think we should let her die based on their ignorance, not because they are inhumane monsters...at least not most of them.


38 posted on 03/29/2005 5:54:10 AM PST by melbell (A Freudian slip is when you mean one thing, and say your mother)
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To: nickcarraway
Ben Stein always writes well on every subject that he takes up. Most times he writes with logic alone. This time, as the words make clear, he is also writing with white-hot anger. Terri Shiavo will die shortly. But the objection of an out-of-control judiciary is just getting its legs for the long haul.

Congressman Billybob

Latest column, "Terri Schiavo, Requiescat in Pacem"

39 posted on 03/29/2005 9:00:01 AM PST by Congressman Billybob (Proud to be a FORMER member of the Bar of the US Supreme Court since July, 2004.)
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To: nickcarraway

Usually when I come across a story about how America is going to hell in the proverbial handbasket, I sigh and think, "Well, it's good to be old." Now, realizing the implications of what Terri's fate means to us old folks, I think I'll drop that thought.


40 posted on 03/29/2005 10:09:20 AM PST by OldPossum
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To: P-Marlowe

No I just ping folks for the hell of it.

Of course I read it.


41 posted on 03/29/2005 10:34:45 AM PST by Former Military Chick ((I'm in the WPPFF.))
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To: tiamat

ahh, that is a good way to PING ... I like it ... BSP ... mind if I use that in my PING for Ben?


42 posted on 03/29/2005 10:35:43 AM PST by Former Military Chick ((I'm in the WPPFF.))
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To: Former Military Chick

What does your tagline mean?


43 posted on 03/29/2005 2:37:03 PM PST by green pastures
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To: whereasandsoforth
I hope I never break both my arms and can't feed myself. Some judge may decide I'm not worth feeding.

That's no joke.

44 posted on 03/29/2005 5:42:04 PM PST by GVnana (If I had a Buckhead moment would I know it?)
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To: Former Military Chick

Knock yourself out!

Just make sure to include me on the BSP List!

:-)


45 posted on 03/30/2005 4:53:36 AM PST by tiamat (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: nickcarraway
...she was sentenced to die in a cruel and unusual way that the Supreme Court would never have countenanced for the most savage mass killer -- slow starvation and dehydration

Sad, but true.

Dan

46 posted on 03/30/2005 9:05:57 AM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: green pastures
Witness Protection Program for Freepers. They're hanging out in the Smoky Backroom. They believe that those of us who disagree with starving Terri are hysterical and worse.
47 posted on 03/31/2005 2:14:39 PM PST by Iwo Jima
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