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March 3, 2005

Governor Jeb Bush Pledges To Do What He Can

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Many of those who have emailed Gov. Bush's office received this response today. We are pleased to see he pledges to do what he can to protect Terri's life.

Thank you for contacting Governor Bush to ask for his help in the case of Terri Schiavo. He has asked me to respond on his behalf.

The Governor shares your concern for this young woman and has pledged to do whatever he can within the laws of Florida to protect her life. The next few weeks will be very difficult ones for Ms. Schiavo, her family and all of those who care about her. The Governor asks that you keep her and her family in your prayers during this difficult time.

Again, thank you for writing Governor Bush about this important issue.


L. O’Connor
Office of Citizens’ Services

Posted by dory at March 3, 2005 4:34 PM

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>The next few weeks will be very difficult ones >for Ms. Schiavo, her family and all of those who >care about her.

Why will they be very difficult ones unless of course Jeb is whimping out in regards to being a true champion of the disabled. He needs to get on the stick and save Terri's life by getting her out of the hands of those trying to make her dead and getting her back on the road to her recovery through rehab and therapy ASAP! Last Sept. 30, 2003 Lauren O'Connor sent out a Terri Schiavo Update that was false to facts and full of lies. I held her and Jeb to account but they never responded as promised nor corrected their errors. It's an outrage! Now they send out this garbage. I couldn't the days and guess what the 2003 e-mail was sent out approx. 15 days before Terri had the 2nd attempt on her life without Jeb preventing the removal of her feeding tube, etc. Now it's appox. the same amount of days before the 3rd attempt. Lauren O'Connor needs to get lost and Jeb needs to enforce the law and protect Terri from being murdered!

Posted by: Juan Schoch at March 3, 2005 11:09 PM

I'm glad the governor pledged to do whatever he can within the laws of Florida. Check out what the law says the governor can do! Then go and hold him to it.

Florida Constitution

Article IV

SECTION 1. Governor.--
(a) ... The governor shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed, commission all officers of the state and counties, ... The governor may require information in writing from all executive or administrative state, county or municipal officers upon any subject relating to the duties of their respective offices. ...
(b) The governor may initiate judicial proceedings in the name of the state against any executive or administrative state, county or municipal officer to enforce compliance with any duty or restrain any unauthorized act.
(d) The governor shall have power to call out the militia to ... execute the laws of the state, ...

Article I

SECTION 2. Basic rights.--All natural persons, female and male alike, are equal before the law and have inalienable rights, among which are the right to enjoy and defend life ... No person shall be deprived of any right because of ... physical disability.

I also sent the governor a long list of Florida Statutes that have been violated in Terri's case. The list is available at http://www.livejournal.com/~hubbyanddad/. (It's my own list- and by no means comprehensive.)

Posted by: Tiffany D. at March 4, 2005 2:26 AM

Several months ago ther was talk about the possibility of Governor Bush making Terri a Ward of The State of Florida. Can tis still be accomplished?

Posted by: Larry Morris at March 7, 2005 9:47 AM

Dear Governor Mr. Jeb Bush;
The day that I decided to vote for you has been one of my most proud and sound election of my
life time...I elected you into office along with
many millions of caring citizens and you have not
let me down,so please hear my petition...I beg you to do every thing in your power to save Ms.Terri Schiavo fron starvation; do not remove
her feeding tube.
Mr.Jeb Bush,today I came home very tire from work,however I was very happy to go and water,fertilized and tend to my plants...how sad
that we have to fight to be able to do the same to a human been name Terri Schiavo...
Thanks Mr.Governor J.Bush,I know that you have the sensibility to understand this...

Respecfully Yours:
Mrs.Lee Medina
14431 Cedar Court
Miami Lakes,Fla.33014

Posted by: lee medina at March 17, 2005 10:20 PM

Dear Governor Bush, I can't remember when I have felt so strongly about an issue as I do about Terri Schiavo. (Except for Scott Peterson) I have a grandson back at home (California) who is also on a feeding tube. He had many problems when he was a baby. He is not on breathing tubes. He cannot walk or talk. They said he would be blind. But he is a ray of sunshine to his entire family. He can see, perhaps not far away, but he can see. He recognizes people, laughs and giggles along with his attempts to communicate. He reminds me very much of Mrs. Schiavo. She is alive and responds to her family just as my grandson Christopher does. We would no more think of depriving him of his feeding tube to starve to death than we would of killing any other member of our family. Please do not let that poor excuse of a human (Michael Schiavo) have his way and kill his wife. He has moved on to another family. Fine, let him do so. But let her parents and family take care of her and love her as long as they can. I beg of you to help her. Sincerely,
Mary Jo Metsker
1906 Baton Court
Opelika, Alabama 36801

Posted by: Mary Jo Metsker at March 19, 2005 4:14 PM