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To: 8mmMauser
>> What Nebraska is trying to say is that the hospitals and the other institutions need to err on the side of life rather than just the whim of a guardian.

Good, that's a start. Finding a way to rein in a renegade judge will be... much... more difficult. Greer proved that in our so-called judicial system, judges are little godlings with absolute power. They can decide a case simply by manipulating what evidence they are willing to allow. Is that not prejudice? Denial of due process? Of course it is. But neither citizens nor other branches of government can stop them. We all watched this absolutist power murder a beautiful young woman for the crime of being disabled and helpless.

At the least we need to insure that patients who cannot speak for themselves have an attorney to represent their rights.

Any other suggestions for reform?

35 posted on 09/06/2006 4:39:59 AM PDT by T'wit (It is not possible to "go too far" criticizing liberals. No matter what you say, they're worse.)
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To: T'wit
Any other suggestions for reform?

A requirement that the patient's lawyer, judge, and other interested parties actually see the patient and observe their condition. No one should be allowed to argue in court for the death of a patient they haven't even seen. No judge should be allowed to order the death of a patient they haven't seen.

Jay Wolfson came out publicly in support of killing Terri Schiavo. When he was selected as her guardian ad litem, he broke with tradition, and actually spent time with her, in addition to reviewing her records. He changed his recommendation real quick.

Judge Greer never saw or heard Terri Schiavo. Not in person. Not even on the videos that were played, but muted in court. He couldn't see the videos, or hear the audio. He knew less about Terri's condition than the average Internet blogger.

The one most important thing that needed to be done, to save Terri's life, was to clean up the corruption in Pinellas County, and the State of Florida. There's no easy fix there.

40 posted on 09/06/2006 8:40:56 PM PDT by BykrBayb ("We will not be silent. We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will give you no rest." )
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