March 24, 2005
SCHIAVO ACTION ALERT!!!Topics: Action Items
Florida Judiciary Defines the Rule: State Constitution Be Damned!
Florida Constitution, Article I Section 2: 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 and liberty...No person shall be deprived of any right because of race, religion, national origin, or physical disability.
The Florida judiciary has determined that it can deprive Terri Schiavo of her right to life simply because she is disabled and allegedly has no hope of recovery.
This court system has defined a very simple rule, and it is this: The courts have the final say, State Constitution be damned.
The wanton disregard for Article I Section 2 by has created a constitutional crisis which cannot be solved by within the very system which created the crisis - the Florida courts. Going to the Federal route, as the numerous legal defeats have shown, is a losing proposition.
Gov. Bush is playing in the State Court's sandbox, and as a result, is reaching for statutory grounds on which to take Terri into custody. Does he seriously think the courts, which disregard the Constitution, are going uphold state laws?
Jeb needs to exercise his duty and responsibility as governor by enforcing Article I Section 2 - the illicit rules of the courts be damned!
Gov. Bush does not need to justify himself to the court nor file any more petitions. He simply needs to give the orders to take Terri into protective custody without delay. It is upon the court to explain how its orders do not violate Terri's rights, not he other way around.
Please call Governor Bush at 850-488-4441 and relay the following message to him.
"Gov. Bush, please enforce Article I Section 2 and stop playing by the illicit rules of the Florida Judiciary. You have the obligation and the authority to enforce the State Constitution without first having to explain yourself in court. No more excuses or court filings, just take Terri into custody NOW."
Posted by richard at March 24, 2005 2:11 PM
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