April 4, 2005
TBO: "Lawmakers Refocus As Pall Lifts"Topics: News
I'd like to offer my sincerest apologies to Speaker Bense for distracting him and other Florida legislators from business that is far more 'important' than the killing of an innocent life by judicial fiat(sic).
(...) During the first 30 days of this year's session, lawmakers have had to grapple with end- of-life issues - whether they should or could intervene in the Terri Schiavo case - while at the same time losing one of their own, Rep. David Coley, R-Marianna.
(...) Lawmakers were inundated with criticism, personal attacks and even death threats from some of the public as they struggled to determine what, if any, legislation they could pass to prevent Schiavo's feeding tube from being removed.
(...) A shaken Sen. Nancy Argenziano, R-Ocala, said she feared for her life as she described the threats on the Senate floor last month.
(...) A hard-nosed legislator, Argenziano is widely regarded as one of the toughest senators. She once gift-wrapped a 25- pound bag of cow manure and sent it to an industry lobbyist she opposed over nursing home reforms.
Gosh, that's really something to be proud of Nancy(Argenziano), and as for you, Speaker Bense, I certainly hope that you can get back to more important business - after all, life is so cheap, at least to you, Michael Schiavo, George Greer, George Felos, and nine Florida legislators. However, if you don't mind(and even if you do), many sincere people from all over the political spectrum are taking a small step back, and making plans to work together and make meaningful changes in a political and judicial climate that ignores the importance of the gifts of life and compassion for others, regardless of their "perceived human worth" or economic value to society.
Cross posted at Hyscience
Posted by richard at April 4, 2005 11:17 AM
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