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March 20, 2007

On the matter of Judicial terrorism

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Published two years ago, this article remains a remarkable reminder of what the courts did to Terri Schiavo.

- WorldNetDaily, by David Bass
The court-ordered starvation death of Terri Schindler-Schiavo has begun.

Thumbing his nose at congressional subpoenas designed to launch an investigation into the case that has captured worldwide attention, Circuit Court Judge George Greer ordered on Friday that Terri's sustenance and hydration tube be removed, claiming there is "no cogent reason" why Congress should intervene. "I don't think legislative agencies or bodies have business in the court's proceedings," Greer told attorneys during a conference call, according to a Florida television station.

"Perhaps for the first time in American history," commented Alliance Defense Fund attorney Michael Johnson, "we have a court ordering essentially the murder of an innocent person." The injustice is staggering. Today, a guiltless woman is being executed by the most inhumane method imaginable, while those who have tirelessly worked to end her life walk free.

The acts of Judge Greer and his cohorts in the Florida court system can only be called one thing: Judicial terrorism.

Death by dehydration is anything but quick and peaceful; it can last as long as two weeks. Terri will suffer extreme thirst, drying out her mouth. She will experience nausea and cramping in her arms and legs. Her skin will become dry and wrinkled as fluids are drawn from the skin to hydrate the organs. The mucous membranes of her mouth and lips will crack. Her breathing will become labored and difficult. Her muscles will spasm, resulting in extreme agitation. She may suffer seizures. And finally, she will do what her estranged husband, Michael Schiavo, and the other fans of the Culture of Death want her to do - she will die.
Frighteningly, many Americans are not even aware that such an egregious miscarriage of justice is taking place on their own soil. Some don't even care. Living in a country that still recognizes many God-given freedoms, our senses have become dulled to what tyranny and wickedness really are. As long as evil is neatly tucked away in hospices or abortion clinics, we go on with our everyday lives. As long as the heinous injustice doesn't affect us, we refuse to think about it.
America considers herself a civilized nation. We eschew the barbaric practices of ancient Rome, the religious conflicts of the Medieval period, and the mass genocide that took place in wars throughout the 20th century. Yet now, a entirely innocent woman, one who committed no crime other than requiring more love and attention than most other Americans, is starving to death on our watch. Are we really any less barbaric than Rome, or have we simply learned new ways to veil our wickedness behind the curtain of science, choice and a so-called "right to die"?
It's a searching question.
The Bible has been discounted by the intelligentsia of our modern era as old-fashioned and outdated, yet its words still convict the human heart with Truth: "Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!" (Isaiah 5:20).
Sometimes, it takes a kick in the face for individuals to wake up and realize tyranny is on their doorstep. The ongoing starvation of Terri Schindler Schiavo should be a disturbing reminder of what an out-of-control judiciary can do when the executive and legislative branches of government are slow to deal with it. Having come this far, both branches must boldly step forward and use the fullest extent of their powers to counter-balance this tyrannical judiciary.
If we don't wake up, what may come next is the Final Solution at our very own door.

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Posted by tim at March 20, 2007 11:05 AM

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David Bryer was a patient in Pinellis County, Florida who exactly like Terri Schiavo. He was PVS and I believe his wife went to court to remove the feeding tube.

In 2002, David Bryer died. I do not know if his feeding tube was removed or he died of natural causes.

Apparently though, there was trial on this matter in front of Judge Seth Walker (now retired).

Judge Walker was a pro-life judge and refused to remove his feeding tube.

Diana Lynne in her book Terri's Story presents a piece of his opinion."You feed goldfish.""This court must give deference to human life, no matter its state. The lack of medical ["probability"] of neurological improvement is insufficient to command its termination. We must feed David Bryer."

I don't know if the Clear and Convincing evidence was met in that case but it should be noted that Felos believed the feeding tube should have been removed anyway from Terri Schiavo in light of best interest (In case the Clear and Convincing evidence did not exist.)

It should also be noted that Judge Seth Walker was known for his pro-life religious views. Judge Walker was in the St. Petersburg Division.

In 1997, Felos sought to get case taken out of the St. Petersburg division and placed in the Clearwater Division.

This probably because Felos did not want to take a chance of Judge Walker preciding over the Schiavo case.

Felos was successful and ultimately the case was heard in front of Judge Greer instead of Judge Walker.

Too bad for Terri Schiavo.

She may been spared if Judge Walker heard the case.

Posted by: James at April 1, 2007 10:09 PM