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Alan Keyes Says Bush Must ACT NOW!!
http://www.renewamerica.us/news/050325transcripts.htm ^

Posted on 03/26/2005 4:54:06 AM PST by Dan93

Jeb must act NOW, and he can, says Keyes Governor has 'supreme executive power'

March 25, 2005 RenewAmerica staff

Thursday, Alan Keyes appeared on MSNBC's Scarborough Country with Joe Scarborough, and on Joseph Farah's national radio show, and declared that Gov. Jeb Bush not only possesses the "supreme executive authority in the state," but must act now to save Terri Schiavo.

When asked if Gov. Bush has done enough to help the disabled woman, Keyes said, "Of course not. He hasn't done anything. She is being starved to death!"

http://www.renewamerica.us/news/050325transcripts.htm


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2little2late; alankeyes; bushfolded; jebbush; pontiuspilate
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Comment #1 Removed by Moderator

To: Dan93

I wish Alan Keyes was Governor of Florida!


2 posted on 03/26/2005 4:56:01 AM PST by Aussie Dasher (Stop Hillary - PEGGY NOONAN '08)
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To: Aussie Dasher

George Greer is Governor of Florida today, don't ya know.


3 posted on 03/26/2005 4:57:19 AM PST by Saundra Duffy ("Where there's life, there's hope." Theresa Marie SCHINDLER)
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To: Dan93

Keyes. All talk.


4 posted on 03/26/2005 4:57:54 AM PST by Huck (I only type LOL when I'm really LOL.)
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To: Huck

I agree. Keyes is a good talker. I used to have a lot of respect for him, but then the love of politics got in his way.


5 posted on 03/26/2005 4:59:06 AM PST by marvlus
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To: Saundra Duffy

Yes, I know. Pity about Jeb being so gutless!


6 posted on 03/26/2005 5:00:30 AM PST by Aussie Dasher (Stop Hillary - PEGGY NOONAN '08)
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To: cyncooper; Peach; verity

The FACT that Jeb Bush was able to extend Terri's life for more than a year is conveniently forgotten, isn't it?

It is tragic the Schindler's haven't had better legal advice- but to put this at the feet of Jeb Bush is shameful.


7 posted on 03/26/2005 5:01:15 AM PST by SE Mom (God Bless our troops.)
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To: SE Mom

I agree. 15 years in the justice system and all these new medical facts and revelations about the husband are just coming out now. What was he waiting for?


9 posted on 03/26/2005 5:06:35 AM PST by Wristpin ( Varitek says to A-Rod: "We don't throw at .260 hitters.....")
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To: SE Mom

Agree!

And as far as Keyes goes, he's a carpetbagger politician, who was willing to sell his political soul and call for reparations, of a sort, (removing the tax burden for blacks) in order to get elected.

I have no respect left for the man.


10 posted on 03/26/2005 5:06:57 AM PST by dawn53
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To: Aussie Dasher; SE Mom
Au contraire, the Governor has demonstrated extraordinary courage in distinguishing between his personal feelings and his oath of office. Keyes, on the other hand, has demonstrated that he is unqualified for public office.
11 posted on 03/26/2005 5:08:54 AM PST by verity (The Liberal Media and the ACLU are America's Enemies)
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To: Saundra Duffy

Judge Greer is more than the Governor of Florida, he is the President of the US and the US Congress, as well. All hail, the Mighty King George (Greer).


12 posted on 03/26/2005 5:09:00 AM PST by MisterRepublican (End Judicial Tyranny Now!)
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To: Dan93

Even if Jeb acted right now I would be surprised if Terri could survive. She's now at 7, going on 8, days without food or water. If her organs could be brought back from the brink after this it would be a miracle.

LQ, completely depressed


14 posted on 03/26/2005 5:13:25 AM PST by LizardQueen
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To: SE Mom
The FACT that Jeb Bush was able to extend Terri's life for more than a year is conveniently forgotten, isn't it?

Its meaningless; the results are still the same. She is being starved by the state as our governor dithers.
15 posted on 03/26/2005 5:13:32 AM PST by ARCADIA (Abuse of power comes as no surprise)
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To: verity
Tragically, the Governor of Florida has displayed craven cowardice that will cost an innocent woman her life. He has the power to save Terri yet refuses to use it.

Maybe there is time for him to prove me wrong. I pray he does.
16 posted on 03/26/2005 5:14:22 AM PST by Aussie Dasher (Stop Hillary - PEGGY NOONAN '08)
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To: Dan93
Keyes said, "Of course not. He hasn't done anything.

Well, that's a lie.

18 posted on 03/26/2005 5:19:50 AM PST by alnick (Rice 2005: We've only just begun to see what Freedom can achieve.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

The real tragedy is that you are allowing your emotions to cloud your intellect.


19 posted on 03/26/2005 5:20:41 AM PST by verity (The Liberal Media and the ACLU are America's Enemies)
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To: Dan93
And just where is Alan Keyes while he's making these high brow pronouncements ? Is he at the barricades in front of the hospice making plans to rescue Terri Schiavo? It would speak better of him if he tried and, singing, went to jail just like Martin Luther King ala Birmingham.

A suggestion to the "Let's Blame Gov. Jeb Bush" crowd. Put your money where your mouth is. Drop everything right now. Use your vacation drive time. Drive down to Tallahassee, ask for a conference with Gov. Bush. or his lawyer and let them tell you why he's almost or by now, out of options. No excuses, just do it.

It's easy being an arm chair activist with a key board. It's a damn site harder to get off your butt and call an honorable man a coward to his face.

For you arm chair activist already in Fla. Judge Greer is an elected Judge. Why don't you look into the Fla. laws and see if you can start a recall campaign, after you have joined the others in Tallahassee.

20 posted on 03/26/2005 5:22:30 AM PST by Lecie
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To: SE Mom

I agree with you.
Lately there seems to be far too much "its Bush's fault".
Im not sure if Im on DU or FR anymore:(


21 posted on 03/26/2005 5:23:11 AM PST by OMalley
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To: verity

An innocent woman is being starved to death by order of the state, and to oppose that is in some way "unintellectual"?

Please, tell me more.


22 posted on 03/26/2005 5:24:41 AM PST by Aussie Dasher (Stop Hillary - PEGGY NOONAN '08)
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To: Dan93

Ever notice how all the negative powers of the press and
public opinion are marshalled against Dr.Alan Keyes every
time he shows up?He has been called a loose canon. The media
danced about and marshalled to defeat him on the State level
and did not promote him-they exulted when his daughter went public to shame him by her reprobate choice of lifestyle.Annd I notice EVERY GOOD AND MORAL PUBLIC FIGURE
IS TREATED THUS.We have a society and soapbox that is
determined to pull everyone down into the freakin'crabbucket
with the rest of the mindless captives.


23 posted on 03/26/2005 5:26:16 AM PST by StonyBurk
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To: MisterRepublican

"All hail, the Mighty King George (Greer)."

Did you mean "All hell"?


24 posted on 03/26/2005 5:28:27 AM PST by Ben Chad
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To: Huck

And because nobody will listen-and prefers to not consider what he says -lest they be moved to do something themself
What does it matter?


25 posted on 03/26/2005 5:28:35 AM PST by StonyBurk
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To: Saundra Duffy

The fact that Judge Greer is legally blind is reminicent to me of the passage in Isaiah where the Lord tells the prophet to preach to a people who will not hear and who are blind.


26 posted on 03/26/2005 5:28:59 AM PST by esquirette (Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.)
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To: OMalley
Lately there seems to be far too much "its Bush's fault".

Its a fact. Do to an odd set of circumstances the only executive authority in the Shiavo case are the two Bush brothers; and, neither one has chosen to use their authority. They have begged the courts to take action; they have begged the legislature to take action; but, neither has had the conviction to use the constitutional authority vested in their own office to provide a remedy.
27 posted on 03/26/2005 5:29:30 AM PST by ARCADIA (Abuse of power comes as no surprise)
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To: Aussie Dasher

You must have a short attention span. See my original post to you.


28 posted on 03/26/2005 5:30:27 AM PST by verity (The Liberal Media and the ACLU are America's Enemies)
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To: Dan93
What I fault Jeb Bush for is allowing to go apparently unchallenged a blatently illegal and in your face order by Judge Greer that Terri cannot be given water or food by mouth as Terri's parents requested. That is euthanasia and is not permitted under Florida law. On this order at least the Shindler's have the law on their side -- giving water by mouth is not in any shape, fashion or form artificial life support as mentioned in the Florida statute. Any outcome of a trial of drinking, even death by choking, is preferable to what is going on now.

Why are the Shindlers and more importantly Governor Jeb Bush allowing this illegal order, which constitutes arbitrary rule by judicial fiat, to go unchallenged? All our elected officials are obligated by their oaths of office to do everything within their power to protect our constitutional rights and to prevent the usurpation of illegal and arbitrary authority by the judiciary. Without the willingness to do that we effectively live in a judicial thugocracy.

29 posted on 03/26/2005 5:31:13 AM PST by politeia
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To: verity

IMO both Jeb,and bubba W. have demonstrated that they serve only at th ewim and will of the extra-Constituional
authorities-i.e. the U.N.and the Judiciary. They posture
and pose-but when nit come to grit neither will act against
either competing authority. Thus we nolonger have that system of government established. Had Jeb exercised the powers of his Office he simply would have replied to Judge
Greer's order to remove th efeeding tube by saying let him
enforce it.That he did not sugggests Jeb is talk without substance?Though I like the man he is a weak leader.


30 posted on 03/26/2005 5:34:17 AM PST by StonyBurk
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To: verity
I vigorously challenge your assertion that Jeb has kept his oath of office.

Where in his oath of office did he say he would hand responsibility for legislating to the judiciary?

Florida could save a fortune by sacking the Governor and legislators. Just keep the judges. They're running the show, anyway.
32 posted on 03/26/2005 5:36:11 AM PST by Aussie Dasher (Stop Hillary - PEGGY NOONAN '08)
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To: marvlus

I think you mean love of self got in the way.


33 posted on 03/26/2005 5:37:30 AM PST by dmz
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To: StonyBurk

You are an honest person because you characterized your statement as an opinion and not a fact.


34 posted on 03/26/2005 5:39:48 AM PST by verity (The Liberal Media and the ACLU are America's Enemies)
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To: Aussie Dasher

I have a policy of never arguing with a sack of rocks.


35 posted on 03/26/2005 5:41:31 AM PST by verity (The Liberal Media and the ACLU are America's Enemies)
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To: All

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

Rudyard Kipling-




Why is it assumed that the president and governor are "not acting" for lack of courage? Perhaps they are acting in accord with THEIR convictions.

There is no happy ending to this case. It's my opinion a good deal of the fault lies with the legal advice Terri's family has received.


36 posted on 03/26/2005 5:43:02 AM PST by SE Mom (God Bless our troops.)
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To: verity

Your policy obviously also includes never letting the facts get in the way of a good story. Ever considered journalism as a career?


37 posted on 03/26/2005 5:43:19 AM PST by Aussie Dasher (Stop Hillary - PEGGY NOONAN '08)
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To: SE Mom

"It's my opinion a good deal of the fault lies with the legal advice Terri's family has received."

I agree here too. This shouldve from the begining been argued from a custody issue. As a general rule in custody evaluations psychological tests are required and highly accurate. I believe her HINO wouldve clearly come out as anti social, among other things. It couldve greatly increased thier chances of showing he was not credible, or capable of putting her needs above his own.

There are so many avenues the attnys couldve taken. I dont know what they were thinking??

Well Ive been up since 330am getting hubby off to work. Brain is melting......

Happy debating!


38 posted on 03/26/2005 5:53:31 AM PST by OMalley
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To: Aussie Dasher

I wish Alan Keys would shut up!!!!!!!!!!


39 posted on 03/26/2005 5:54:12 AM PST by Coldwater Creek ('We voted like we prayed")
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To: SE Mom

I agree. Some have forgotten just who is to blame in this tragic issue!!!!!!!


40 posted on 03/26/2005 5:56:03 AM PST by Coldwater Creek ('We voted like we prayed")
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To: Dan93; Howlin; Peach; Neets; EllaMinnow; BigSkyFreeper; the Deejay; Chad Fairbanks
Jeb Bush has FAILED and will be judged by history as a coward. It is said the hottest places in hell arent for the wicked, but for the good men who stand by neutral while the wicked unleash.

Jeb Bush, who has done more for Terri Schiavo than any other elected official, is going to hell for it!

More wackiness.

41 posted on 03/26/2005 5:58:05 AM PST by sinkspur ("Preach the gospel. If necessary, use words.")
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To: verity
And Aussie is not by their self.

I got really upset with Sean Hannity when he said that FR has been taken over by the kooks, not I am having my doubts, but what he might have been right.
42 posted on 03/26/2005 6:00:20 AM PST by Coldwater Creek ('We voted like we prayed")
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To: Dan93
Excuses, excuses, excuses. You're not serious about anything unless you are willing to find a way to accomplish your goals by actively participating in the effort. You may not be able to help Terri Schiavo, but you might be able to stop this from happening again. Job or not,as long as you are typing you are an arm chair activist. Nothing more, nothing less.

I didn't say quit your job. I said use your vacation time to personally question Gov. Bush., and calling him names to his face certainly won't help. It will just show to the public what a small person you are. People without ideas resort to name calling.

43 posted on 03/26/2005 6:03:07 AM PST by Lecie
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To: mariabush

I do not think Aussie is a kook. It's just an emotional thing.


44 posted on 03/26/2005 6:04:45 AM PST by verity (The Liberal Media and the ACLU are America's Enemies)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I wonder about a violation of civil rights? Could the Justice Department use the US Marshall's Service. Same as they did for integration in the 1960's.


45 posted on 03/26/2005 6:07:24 AM PST by SLB ("We must lay before Him what is in us, not what ought to be in us." C. S. Lewis)
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To: verity
It is a very emotional issue, but that is not a reason to loose all logical reasoning.

I am as mad as can be about MS and the courts, but I see no reason to eat our own when they have gone above and beyond trying to save Terri>
46 posted on 03/26/2005 6:08:56 AM PST by Coldwater Creek ('We voted like we prayed")
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To: Dan93

Dan3 wrote:
"Sure thing pal, I'll just quit my job now and then watch as my family starves not from a judge order but due to lack of income. Fact is, I'm in NO position to help Schiavo and anything I do would be symbolic."

I think Governor Bush is doing the right thing by observing the law, even though he disagrees with the judge's interpretation. I think the judge in this case is correct. So going to Florida is not an issue for me. However I believe Lecie was not saying you should quit your job. Lecie was saying that those with strong convictions that evil is being done should sacrifice vacation time and money to protest Governor Bush's stance. The symbolic value of such a protest is the whole point. It can jog the consciences of those like the governor who do have the power to act.

I have used vacation time to travel to different cities and hold my signs, in the faint hope that large numbers of people in vigils and marches and protests would make people think. It helps those who are taking unpopular stands to know that they have support.

It would be wrong to compromise your family's well-being for that of another family, but if the sacrifice is limited to vacation, I think Lecie has a point.


47 posted on 03/26/2005 6:10:20 AM PST by edweena
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To: politeia
Without the willingness to do that we effectively live in a judicial thugocracy.

Yes it has, and the Thug has his own armed Mafia now, in Clearwater.

Jeb and George W. Bush should treat this as an armed insurrection.

48 posted on 03/26/2005 6:18:54 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck
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To: Lecie

-It's easy being an arm chair activist with a key board. It's a damn site harder to get off your butt and call an honorable man a coward to his face.-

If it was your offspring instead of Terri, wouldn't you be calling for the National Guard at the very least?

When there's extraordinary circumstances, don't you need an extraordinary solution? If not, then what?


49 posted on 03/26/2005 6:34:49 AM PST by AmericanChef
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To: AmericanChef

This is an armed insurrection. The judge has no authority to commandeer police against the governor. If the governor disobeys the judge, he has to answer to the LEGISLATURE! Not to the judge! Not to any court!


50 posted on 03/26/2005 6:42:41 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck
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