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March 28, 2005

Jesse Jackson to Visit Hospice and Meet with Schindlers

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On Tuesday morning, March 29, The Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., founder and president of the RainbowPUSH Coalition, plans to visit the Woodside Hospice, where Terri lives, located at 6774 102nd Avenue N. (near 66th Street N and 102nd Avenue N) in Pinellas Park, Florida.

Rev. Jackson is responding to an invitation from the Schindler family to come and pray with the family, and if possible visit Terri Schiavo in the hospice.

After meeting and praying with the Schindler family, Rev. Jackson will make a statement to the press.

Posted by tim at March 28, 2005 11:13 PM

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Well, I 'pray' that all of our energy is focused towards Terri tomorrow morning and that the divine intervention of infinite existence gives her the strength & ability to speak out - loud and clear - to the Rev. J. J.

As we all know... he certainly won't be silenced.

Posted by: Raquel at March 28, 2005 11:43 PM

Rev. Jackson stated on national television last night at he is of the opinion that it is wrong to starve and dehydration Terri to death. I'm grateful for figureheads like him making a stand. Among other things, it eases the contention that this is a partisan issue.

Posted by: Anna_Nordin at March 28, 2005 11:44 PM

The problem with Jesse Jackson is that he also said today that Michael Jacksons case is racially motivated. I am not sure what kind of credibility this man could possibly have. Half of the time his motives are purely unpure and that concerns me. I am afraid he could do more harm than good-quite possibly take the focus off of Terri and put it on himself for a day- a day that could be Terri last.

Posted by: alwayschooselife at March 28, 2005 11:49 PM

Well, it is about time that a Highly Respected Reverend gets to go in and see Terri. Can you imagine if they stopped and prevents him from seeing her? Just remember Her Husband also invite Bush and Jeb Bush to go in and see her. Jesse Jackson should be allowed to see her for Prayers and to see for himself what "conditions" she was in. I am saddened to see that Jeb Bush, Bush or other congressmen, did not come in and see her for themselves. Jesse Jackson is the only one that is able to come in and also verify the conditions. He can offer Prayers for Terri and her Parents as well. My prayers to them Tomorrow Morning that it will go through without incidence.

Posted by: momforGod at March 28, 2005 11:50 PM

Jesse Jackson is a Highly Respected Man that does not take sides and always speak the Truth. He is known to release Hostages from the Third World without incidence or violence. He can give comfort to other people. He may have a Past, but hey, no one is perfect. Even Jesus talked with Evil People. Remember?

Posted by: momforGod at March 29, 2005 12:00 AM

Gosh, never in a million years did I think I would agree with something Jesse Jackson said or did. And they say this is all political?! That's hard to believe when you see people from both political parties actually agreeing on something - can't say I've seen that too often.

People seem to have a pretty strong opinion about Jesse, one way or the other so it's hard to determine just what affect his presence will have. Let's pray Jesse Jackson does indeed have some kind of powerful, positive influence and doesn't make this about himself. My respect for him has increased - at least he is coming instead of just saying words.

Posted by: LifeisPrecious at March 29, 2005 12:01 AM

As they drove toward the school that morning, the students knew what awaited them--an angry group of white protesters. Just a few weeks before, the nine had walked past just such a crowd to the high school's entrance. That morning, Arkansas State Troopers had turned the nine away, and, along with local police, stood by while the mob pelted the black students cars with stones, assaulted them, and threatened their lives. But even though they were scared, the nine didn't give up. Like many of the figures in what came to be known as the Civil Rights movement, they would keep trying.
Days later the students tried again, but when protesters outside realized the students had entered the school, they exploded into violence. Once again, the Little Rock Nine were forced to leave the school. But again, they would not give up. The next day, the Little Rock Nine returned to Central High, this time protected by United States Army troops sent by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
They challenged the laws that discriminated against them as well as the attitudes of many Americans. One by one segregation laws were overturned and slowly many white Americans began to change how they felt about African Americans. Other groups, notably Latinos and Native Americans also became increasingly active in their drive for full participation in American society.
It is the duty of our government to see to it that equal protection under the laws of our country are not denied to any person regardless of their health or status, most especially to those who cannot protect themselves, as well it is the responsibility of every American to see to it that our public officials faithfully and promptly perform this duty.

Posted by: democrat at March 29, 2005 12:05 AM

Given the fact that her visitors have to be on an approved list, I wouldn't be so quick to assume either of the Bushes haven't tried to come see her, or to think Rev. Jackson can gain entrance to the Hospice.

I am still praying for peace, strength and justice for Terri and her family. I hope Rev. Jackson can give the Schindlers comfort.

Posted by: I hope at March 29, 2005 12:08 AM

Jesus was also the savior of the world-Jesse is not and I am begging you not to argue otherwise. However you have a few points that have some validity. At least he is willing to come and see her-I do not understand why Gov Bush will not. In the end I hope this will have some positive impact and save her life.

Posted by: alwayschooselife at March 29, 2005 12:09 AM

Gosh, I hope you don't think I was inferring Jesse Jackson was some kind of savior. He's far from that. I am hoping that what he has to say will have some influence on the public that only listens to the 3 network news and then makes their decisions based on such misinformation.

Posted by: LifeisPrecious at March 29, 2005 12:14 AM

Are you referring to the majority mob?

Posted by: democrat at March 29, 2005 12:16 AM

Alright people! What good is the honorable (in what, I'm not sure except defending idiots)Rev Jesse Jackson going to do at this point? Huh! He is a media chaser! This is the same man who said that Mike Tyson didn't rape Robin Gibbons! This is the same man who believes infedelity is socialy exceptable! This is the same man who is coming to the rescue of Michael Jackson defending the "racial issues" of a child molester!(oh, I appologize innocent til proven guilty...and the last time I saw Michael he was white) Terri's case is out of complete control. If the US Supreme court can't persuade Jeb Bush, do you really think Jesse will?...come on...do you? He is trying to start something that isn't even close to being in his ball park...in fact Jesse, this isn't a game. I will say that the only thing Mr. Jackson can do at this point is offer prayers for Terri that a miracle will happen...that's the best he can do. I love this country, I've bled for this country...but people, rise up! This is not the constitution I swore to give my life for. People complained about how we the military treated terrorist prisoners....well, whatever your opinion is...we didn't starve them. Are we not torturing Terri? If these kind of action are just a precursor of days to come, there will be an uprising and another civil war. God Bless America.

Posted by: The_Furious_Patriot at March 29, 2005 12:20 AM

It turns out that the real religious fanatic in this case might be George Felos:


Posted by: Graham Lester at March 29, 2005 12:22 AM

Actually "life is precious" I was not talking to you- You however have a great point about the 3 major news networks- Hopefully that will work

Posted by: alwayschooselife at March 29, 2005 12:27 AM

Regarding Congressmen trying to see Terri, on the House Floor on Palm Sunday, Florida Congressman David Weldon (a DOCTOR) stated that he tried to visit Terri. He was denied. If Terri is TRULY in a "PVS" then having DOCTOR David Weldon see her would only help Michael's claim.

Anyway, although I rarely agree with Jesse Jackson, I am glad he is coming. I hope the focus will not be on him. As was noted, Jesse Jackson has been able to free hostages.

Posted by: cw at March 29, 2005 12:30 AM

Well said Furious Patriot. I have never cared for Rev. Jackson, for the things you cited above. The likelihood that he is coming here "chasing the news" is high. Despite all the things he has done in the past, he still seems to have influence amongst part of the population. Why? Who knows - but if he can get even a small percentage of the public to see the real story here - it will help. The polls are so sickening to look at. And it's all based on misinformation.

My biggest fear is that this is a precursor of things to come. I am especially fearful as I have a child with disabilities.

I agree the people need to rise up but how do we get the public to acknowledge what is really going on? ABC, NBC, and CBS have distorted the information to horrible degrees. Fox did as well during the first few days this story became a national story, but that changed after hundreds of people, myself included, sent off emails to all their broadcasting personalities and every other email address available, informing them of the real story. Even O'Reilly has changed his tune. I couldn't watch that man the first few days. I still refuse to watch Shepherd Smith after his comments that Terri's brain was "mush." The big 3 don't seem to pay attention to our emails. At least FOX listened and investigated.

It will be up to all of the people who want our America to be the America it was designed to be. Even Thomas Jefferson warned about the danger of giving too much power to the judiciary branch of the government.

Thanks for your comments. Let hope each of us takes the RISE UP challenge and refuse to let our nation go against the commandments of God.

Posted by: LifeisPrecious at March 29, 2005 12:33 AM

Well,I would truly like to see the PROOF that Jesse Jackson personally has had hostages freed? The last time I checked, it has always been "military force" ultimatum that has freed hostages...even in China. Everything Jesse does is for Jesse. He has a Dr. King complex that can only be fed off of his own ego.

Posted by: The_Furious_Patriot at March 29, 2005 12:36 AM

"It is the duty of our government to see to it that equal protection under the laws of our country are not denied to any person regardless of their health or status, most especially to those who cannot protect themselves, as well it is the responsibility of every American to see to it that our public officials faithfully and promptly perform this duty."

Lower-case-d-democrat, this Green Republican (yes, you read that right) agrees with you 100%. While my heart is grieving for Terri and for this country, my soul is praying, and my mind is frantically spinning trying to think of something else that hasn't been tried, a little objective corner of it is fascinated by the breakdown and shifting of alliances across old party lines that Terri's case is bringing about. I think that in the long run the shift will be healthful for our political discourse.

Furious Patriot, I sincerely thank you for your service to this country.

Posted by: Mary in LA at March 29, 2005 12:37 AM

There is only one approach that can save Terri: the Schindlers need to meet with Michael Schiavo, without attorneys present, and change his heart. A televised request for a meeting would compel Michael to attend.

Attorney George Felos is the real problem here, and a meeting between the Schindlers and Michael without George Felos may work a miracle. If Michael became compassionate, then water could then be lawfully delivered to Terri.

Please pass this on to the Schindlers and spread the word otherwise.

Posted by: AndyS at March 29, 2005 12:38 AM

I have read quite a few articles about Felos and it is darn scary. That man thinks God is talking to him. I think the other side is talking to him. Felo's beliefs mirror another monster in history - Hitler.

I think it's fair to say not too many people believed his comment this weekend about how he has never seen Terri look so beautiful. And if you read about this guy's religious beliefs, you will realize he truly believed this.

He is evil .. there is no doubt

Posted by: LifeisPrecious at March 29, 2005 12:39 AM

Life is Precious: Power is not instilled by the media. The public STILL has a voice by voting...and I suggest to every American to write to their congress person and raise your voices untill ears start bleeding. The media has portrayed some of the most amazing things that our military has done such as instill that a government overrun by terrany was allowed to write its own democracy and thus, hundreds of thousands of people voted. But somehow we (the military) are the terrorists. The media has always been know to eat their own shoes sooner or later. The wool has been pulled over the publics eyes way too much and now we're cognesant to their motives. Let's start YELLING!

Posted by: The_Furious_Patriot at March 29, 2005 12:43 AM

Hi-Five Andy!!!

Posted by: The_Furious_Patriot at March 29, 2005 12:47 AM

The polls are a big problem. No one seems to remember that these are the same pollsters that had Kerry winning the election before Californa finished voting but still.... The way the media is asking the questions is tilted towards the anwer they want to protect the pro abortion movement. The big thing these anchormen like to use these days is that some ridiculously high number of people polled who agree with pulling the tube are Christians. This infuriates me because this is being used as propaganda against all believers. The fact is that unless you have a lot of time on your hands to really investigate this story, and a ton of conviction, you are not going to get the whole truth-The news media does not want you to know it because their precious rights might be taken away. Yesterday-Easter Suday-the worst-my whole family (other than my husband)is ignorant to this cause-they all think I am crazy for wanting her to live-no one understands that she was not on life support-it was a feeding tube-not life support-death was not immenent until they stopped feeding her. Good Lord what happens when we stop feeding Children because it is just to inconvenient?

Posted by: alwayschooselife at March 29, 2005 12:52 AM

Judges who believe they are the social engineers of our time seek to do through imposing their personal policy objectives what the Constitution plainly left to the people. The only hope for America is her people. Don’t let America’s courts continue to serve as incubators of injustice!

News From The Bench found and reported that judicial conduct commissions in every state are failing in their responsibilities to protect the people from corrupt judges, despite their profligate budgets. The News reported that in every instance judges who have been caught engaging in misconduct and/or CRIME FROM THE BENCH (see, for example, obstruction of justice) have been rewarded with paid vacations, well orchestrated institutional cover-ups, and substantial lifetime pensions, versus being held accountable and brought to justice. In most instances, judges who were found guilty of committing crimes and/or misconduct remained on the bench, and many of the same judges had previously been caught doing misdeeds and in some instances had been engaging in misconduct and crime from the bench for decades, unnoticed. (Sure, the people judges were stealing from never noticed or complained.) Judges have stolen money from children’s trust funds, plundered estates, transferred litigants property to themselves, taken bribes, been drunk on and off the bench and at judicial conferences, assaulted their wives, sexually assaulted and harassed their employees, attorneys, and other women who have had the misfortune of appearing in their courtrooms, lied to police, used their position to advance their private interests, violated the due process rights of litigants by ordering them to jail without notice, without hearings or legal representation, have violated the due process rights of parents by terminating their rights to parent their children without notice, without hearings or legal representation, have ignored solid evidence of abuse, and have even allowed children and other easy victims of the law to be victimized and abused over and over by identified abusers. Judges have used their power to silence complaining victims, even those who are children, and in many instances to incarcerate complaining victims, even those who are children, in institutions, and to retaliate against and imprison protective parent’s who believe victims complaints of abuse.

But because our courts have exclusive power to regulate themselves, they are neither responsive nor responsible to us and tend to act in their own personal interests and not ours, while they tend to grow in numbers, budget and power, regardless of their poor performance. There you have it, folks: High concentrations of power in the hands of judges who, with no external auditing systems and no accountability to the public, are prone to corrupt behavior. The law is not the exclusive property of the bench. It rightly belongs to the people. In the interest of preserving respect for the rule of law, the highest possible standards must be applied to those who sit in judgment of others.

Posted by: democrat at March 29, 2005 12:54 AM

Always Choose Life is totally right. You would serve jail time if the humaine society found that you were starving your dog to death because of "inconveniance" This is turning into a communist factor...just listen. My youngest sister is adopted from China. Infact, she was what is called a death chamber rescue. In China the cost of tax on baby girls is phenominal and most people can't pay it...so, they starve them to death in a sealed room...this by nature of the Chinease law is humaine....Terri, hold on with everything you've got.

Posted by: The_Furious_Patriot at March 29, 2005 1:00 AM

Who sits in judgment over the people in our courts is more important than the struggle over virtually anything else today. Judges conduct must measure up to the essentials of due process and fair treatment. To accomplish the goals of justice people must effectively supervise the conduct of judges and oversee the proper use of public resources, control the procedures for selecting judges to insure judges are appointed strictly on merit, and deliver swift removal to judges who abuse their authority.

The need for an independent judiciary is recognized throughout the free world. In return for judicial independence the trust we place in judges is that they will carry out their duties impartially. In order to achieve independence and prevent chaos from ruling in our courts the judicial branch as a whole must be accountable. Judicial accountability requires that the public must be able to see that justice is being done. Justice demands that the public is allowed to review the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the justice system and openly criticize judicial action.

The truth is what is important. Publicity not only exposes the problem but allows many people who would not otherwise have access to it, the information they need to not only to exercise their rights and protect themselves, but to take ACTION. The very possibility of adverse public reaction may aid in the correction of evils, which would otherwise escape detection.

Court reforms will provide significant protections to Americans and have important consequences for the judges, and it is the people who must begin the public debate and determine those consequences.

Posted by: democrat at March 29, 2005 1:19 AM

A national survey of 1000 registered voters and 2428 state judges found that Americans have deep concern about what is happening in our courts. (1999)

94% of judges believe that state courts and judges in their state do a good job.
47% of voters rated the job being done by state courts and judges in their state as poor.

76% of voters believe that contributions made to judges influence judicial decisions.
56% of judges believe contributions made to judges have little to no influence on judicial decisions.

28% of voters believe judges are not honest and trustworthy.
31% of voters believe judges are not fair and impartial.
35% of voters believe judges are not independent.
36% of voters believe judges make decisions based on politics and pressure from special interests.
62% of voters believe there are two systems of justice in the U.S. – one for the rich and powerful and one for everyone else.
67% of voters believe individuals or groups who give money to judges get favorable treatment.
72% of voters believe judges have a great deal of power over our daily lives and that we have the right to criticize them and hold judges accountable.
87% of voters believe we should reform how we select and treat judges to ensure that justice is the same for all citizens regardless of who they are, what they believe, or how much money they have.
90% of voters are concerned about judges being selected for reasons other than their qualifications.

86% of voters and 70% of judges support establishing independent citizens boards to inform the public about judicial functions.

Posted by: democrat at March 29, 2005 1:24 AM

Just a quick comment regarding Rev. Jackson. I'm not going to defend his record or character and this post is not an endorsement of his activities. It is significant that someone who is a recognized leader in non-conservative circles sees the obvious injustice of the Terri Schiavo case.

Posted by: blogsforterri at March 29, 2005 3:01 AM

I apologize that this is not about Rev. Jackson. I am conflicted about that situation.

I did however see Gov. Bush state on the news tonight that if the legal people working for him find some kind of legal avenue to help Terri, then he would possibly consider it but that he doubted that anything would be found.

I have come across information that many legal specialists on the constitution that have approached him with multiple ways to step up in this case. The editors of The Empire Journal say that they personally contacted the Gov. office and gave them all of the evidence that they have, which is extensive, and offered to help any way that they could.

Taking that and other things into consideration, I have huge questions about what exactly Gov. Bush could possibly need to feel he had the authority to step in?

I'm afraid that in the end Gov. Bush may be remembered for running away from a sixth circut judge with his tail between his legs. Not exactly a noble legacy. While I understand that he has done much through out his career, he stepped into the lime light in this case, screamed long and loud and then when the chips were truly down he claimed impotence.

I do not expect anything from anyone that I do not expect of myself. There is nothing that could convince me to go against my character and my integrity. In the end, I have to be able to live with myself, look in the mirror and sleep at night! I have avoided religeous remarks, however, judgement of my life concerns me much more than the popularity contest of mortality.

Posted by: imdll at March 29, 2005 4:08 AM

I am no fan of Jesse Jackson, but I am glad for any help from anywhere at this point. Let's pray that Terri will be alert when Jesse Jackson gets there.

People of faith, please pray and don't let down Terri in the faith department, keep your level of faith high. Nothing is impossible for God.

Posted by: sujata at March 29, 2005 6:14 AM

I'm not a Jesse Jackson fan either, but my opinion means little in the scope of things. I pray that good will come of this meeting at Hospice and with the Schindlers.
Regarding the autopsy... I totally agree, have a neutral doctor observe the entire proceedings to witness.

Posted by: Foug at March 29, 2005 8:00 AM

You're so right, sujata. They may have her all doped up and groggy for the Reverend's visit. We do need to pray that she's alert.

Rev. Jackson has access to media, and to many folks in positions of power. It seems to me that he is the exact person we need right now.

Please let's not forget that the Schindlers invited him. We're here to support the Schindlers.

We can't go by someone's past. We need to look at the person's present--------Pun intended. LOL

Look at St. Augustine himself, one of the Doctors of the Church. He had a past that would make Jesse Jackson's look like kindergarten stuff. He drank, gambled, went to orgies, lived with many different women-------and men. His mom, St. Monica, prayed for sixteen years that he would become a Christian.

Or, look at St. Paul----formerly Saul. He had a thriving career persecuting and murdering Christians. In fact, he was going to Damascus to persecute Our Lord's apostles, after Our Lord's death.

God had a plan for Augustine, and for Saul. So, maybe God has a plan for Jesse Jackson, too.

It doesn't matter what anyone's past is like. It matters what they are doing now. If you guys knew about my past, you'd probably kick me off the blog and never speak to me again. I can't even believe some of the things I've done. But, the important thing is, I'm not doing them anymore. And, I'm here proclaiming God's greatness, glory---------and forgiveness. (Sometimes this is the hardest part for me. He forgave me, so I have to also forgive my fellow human beings. As we say in The Our Father-----"Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.")

Rev. Jackson is eloquent, articulate and intelligent. As a previous poster pointed out, he certainly won't allow himself to be silenced.

Posted by: Huntgoddess at March 29, 2005 8:26 AM

Jesse Jackson is a joke. I wouldn't want him coming out for me. By the way, apparently in the state of Florida an autopsy is required before cremation. Michael isn't asking for it, it's the law. This is per Fox News at 3:45 a.m. pst.

Posted by: imtoast at March 29, 2005 8:35 AM

It is not about you or me. It is about Terri!

Posted by: sujata at March 29, 2005 8:38 AM

If the esteemed Rev. Jesse Jackson can
stop this insanity,it will be by the
Grace of a Higher Power.
If he can open peoples minds and hearts,
to reject this horror,
Go Rev. Jackson !
Terri is Alive

Posted by: lynaqua at March 29, 2005 8:41 AM

Last I checked, God was still on His throne. Though I don't agree with Jesse Jackson's prior record and tactics, God can use him too, should He so choose. Pray for divine intervention in whatever form!

Posted by: Dave_MN at March 29, 2005 9:57 AM

Jesse should not be with Terri Schiavo.

He should be with his criminal half-brother Noah Robinson in prison.

Posted by: Laurence Simon at March 29, 2005 10:06 AM

Please leave your selfishness at home when a human life is in danger. I suppose if you are hanging of a cliff and Jesse is the only person that can give you a hand, you will refuse to take his hand. Good for you.

Now, to anyone that knows, do we have any updates on when Jesse is expected? Thanks.

Posted by: sujata at March 29, 2005 10:15 AM

Better late than never, I suppose. You realize that half the Black Caucus voted for Terri, indicating that it's a moral - not a politcal - issue?

Say what you will about him, can you imagine what effect it might have had if he'd come forward sooner?

If anything, perhaps his interest will light a fire under the issue from the perspective of the main stream media. Many who oppose our efforts are just ignorant of the facts.

Posted by: ahem at March 29, 2005 10:15 AM

Jesse Jackson is hardly a hypocrite or a grandstander here.

A lot of people of the liberal persuasion, many bloggers notwithstanding, are appalled over the fact Terri is being starved to death.

Posted by: Susan Nunes at March 29, 2005 10:36 AM

Rev.Jackson is there now.
The newsperson said all Terri's
visitors have to been approved by
the court.So it was highly unlikely
he would actually see Terri.
Rev.Jackson stated to the Press
The law needs to be merciful.
I say:
Terri is Alive

Posted by: lynaqua at March 29, 2005 10:42 AM

I have all but stopped watching MSM, particularly "her brain is liquid" Shep Smith. (One of the emails I sent to him I posted on my blog. I thought my head was going to explode listening to him) Even Bill O'Reilly irks me. His talking points memo last night failed to mention that the nurses FED her, which eliminated the position that she could (and should) be HAND FED. I don't feel that he was fair and balanced. Thank God he had Father Murray on there to counterbalance Dr. Arthur "It's time to let Terri die" Caplan. Another misinformed talking head.

Calling and writing Congress is a good place to start. They did respond to the calls regarding Terri or there wouldn't have been a special session in Congress. Granted, they didn't accomplish what we might have hoped. But it was encouraging to see SOME action towards helping her.

I'd like to hear of some more balanced news sources, as I have forsaken almost all TV and newspapers (bye bye Phila Inquirer). Talk Radio (1210am is good after 9am)is ok, but I would like some internet or print sources (other than the empire journal which I am aware of) if anyone has recommendations.

Posted by: I hope at March 29, 2005 10:49 AM

Here's a link to an article about the Rev. Jackson's visit:
There's no indication that he actually got to see Terri in person.

Here's another one at Newsmax.com (another news source for you, "I hope")


Say what you will about Rev. Jackson, he definitely "gets it" with regard to Terri:

"Rev. Jesse Jackson has broken with his fellow Democrats to blast what he said was the "violent" execution of Terri Schiavo, calling it "a great moral and ethical crisis that we should address."
Appearing on MSNBC's "Scarborough Country" Monday night, Jackson said the mistreatment of Schiavo is "worse - more violent and wrong than the convicted's executions."

Posted by: Mary in LA at March 29, 2005 11:24 AM

Hi Mary in LA
Thank you!

Posted by: democrat at March 29, 2005 11:41 AM

You're welcome! Glad I could help.

Posted by: Mary in LA at March 29, 2005 12:05 PM

Thanks for the resources, Mary in LA. That's what I'm looking for, exactly. The broadcast networks aren't even reporting up-to-date news on it. Just stuff that happened a few days ago.

Then, they bring in the "crack experts" to comment on it. Why not talk to the Schindlers?

democrat, loved the articles and stats. Thanks.

Posted by: Huntgoddess at March 29, 2005 12:13 PM

I heard on Glenn Beck's show, Rev. Jackson state (in a news clip) that he was NOT permitted in to see Terri. No shock there.

I hope he was able to give some comfort to the Schindlers, in any capacity. I think we need to keep on the Florida legislators, I heard Bobby Schindler say (live on Glenn Beck's show) that there might be something happening there.

And let's not forget prayer. I might sound like a total religious freak, but with each bite of food I take I pray she is able to draw strength from it. Actually this case has caused me to take my beliefs more seriously, and evaluate many of them.

Mary in LA thanks for the news sources.

Posted by: I hope at March 29, 2005 12:34 PM

Thank you Huntgoddess!
I enjoyed your comments on Augustine, forgiveness and the Lord's plan, bringing balance to chaos!

Augustine noted that: Romans who, in the days of their virtue, had expected injury only at the hands of their enemies, now that their virtue was lost, suffered greater cruelties at the hands of their fellow-citizens.

And opined: Who will dare to believe or say that it was not in God’s power to prevent both angels and men from sinning? But God preferred to leave this in their power and thus to show both what evil could be wrought by their pride, and what good by His grace.

Posted by: democrat at March 29, 2005 12:36 PM

does this mean Jesse Jackson did not get to actually see Terri?

Posted by: sujata at March 29, 2005 1:37 PM

From washingtonpost.com:

Jackson, who said he was asked by the Schindlers to join them after they saw him advocating on their behalf on television, placed calls to Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) and to members of the state legislature in hopes of pressuring a last-minute intervention. The governor's office had not responded, Jackson said, but several lawmakers indicted they were willing to look at other options to keep Schiavo alive.

"This is one of the profound moral and ethical breaches of our time," Jackson said. "Today, we pray for a miracle."

Schiavo's mother, Mary Schindler, said Jackson told her "to pray."

"It gives me strength," she said before being escorted by a tight pack of supporters who encircled her and pushed through a thick throng of cameras and reporters.

Posted by: democrat at March 29, 2005 1:51 PM

Oh my gosh-please forgive me-I just heard that Jackson has been on the phone with senators begging them to change their vote and they have indicated that they would and this would save her life-I will take back everything I have said about Jackson ifhe can pull this off-In fact I take it back for him trying

Posted by: alwayschooselife at March 29, 2005 2:11 PM

Nope, Jackson did not go in and see Terri at all Today. He called Micheal and His Lawyer Felos for permission to come in and see Terri. They denied him to visitation. They said "We have our own Religious Leaders with us so we don't need you." Jackson did not argue with them but rather respected their decisions then he went on and called Florida Senators in making some kind of an intervention. I think Jackson managed to change their votes and it is by one vote! One more vote then we are in! Hope and keep on Praying that Terri can stay on long enough for the Votes and the Bill to be passed in Florida. Hurry already! Don't give up and keep on praying for a Miracle!

Posted by: momforGod at March 29, 2005 6:40 PM

I don't understand why Micheal and Felos did not permit Jackson to come and see Terri, but they did in fact challenged for anyone to come and see Terri including Jeb Bush, Bush Pres., and Congressmen. Why did they did not include Jesse Jackson? Are they afraid that Jackson would publicize what Terri really looked like on National News? Challenging for anyone to come see Terri, and they denied Jackson? I don't get it. Oh yes, they knew that Bush and Jeb Bush won't come in and visit Terri because they can block them out due to Judge Greer's Orders, but they did not expect that Jesse Jackson would actually show up and trying to get in. I guess it was a "surprise visit" so they denied him the visit. Challenging seems to be moot. It just to show that Micheal and Felos are capable of lying about other things including challenging people to see Terri but rather block it instead.

Posted by: momforGod at March 29, 2005 6:45 PM

The Carter Center has been quiet. Why? They support "human rights". Jimmy Carter is a Christian! Where is his voice? Why is he silent?

I've tried to email them, but not even the courtesy of a response. "A voice crying in the wilderness" ???

Please email them and have them weigh in as friend or foe.

Even Jesse Jackson has come out on Terri's side!



If anyone has President Carter's email address, please post it!

Posted by: Robert W. Smith MD at March 30, 2005 8:18 PM