FEDERAL COURTS SIDE WITH NON-CITIZEN RAPIST & MURDERER---BUT NOT WITH TERRI SCHIAVO
As I post these excerpts from article featured below, I am sitting here shaking my head in disgust, having just heard that the U.S. Supreme Court has again denied consideration of an appeal made by Bob and Mary Schindler, Terri Schiavo's parents. The imperialist Supremes can't be bothered with a case to save the life of a disabled woman who is being murdered by Pinellas County, FL Civil Court Probate Judge George Greer, Attorney George Felos and Michael Schiavo. As far as the courts go, this is the end of the line. The high court has remained silent while secular humanist, activist and over-reaching lower courts, upheld by higher courts all the way up the line to the U.S. Supreme Court, establish a new right to destroy life---death sentence by Civil Court judicial Order---using a lower standard that beyond a reasonable doubt.
This is a Judicial Branch political activist power grab of enormous proportions and a mote in the eye of both the President and the U.S. Congress. It trangresses all morals, ethics and human conscience. The disabled but otherwise healthy Terri Schiavo was dehumanized and deemed dispensible so as to be put to death to further the agenda and tyranny of the Courts.
"Courts Side with Rapist Murderer but not Terri Schiavo"
by Linda Chavez - Mar 30, 2005
"As Terri Schiavo lay dying, her organs slowly mummifying from the effects of prolonged, court-ordered dehydration and starvation, the Supreme Court of the United States refused to hear an appeal from her parents that might have saved her life. Her parents argued that Schiavo's right to due process under the law had been denied, a claim summarily rejected -- without even the pretense of a full hearing -- by a District Court and upheld by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Less than one week later, however, the Supreme Court sat in rapt attention as attorneys argued a very different life and death case, this one involving a convicted rapist and murderer whose case found its way to the high court because he is a non-citizen, and who, it is alleged, had been denied full and adequate access to diplomats from his home country when he was criminally charged....
Those who want to end Terri Schiavo's life have done everything in their power to dehumanize her. But Terri is not a "vegetable." She is not "brain dead." She is severely disabled. She cannot care for herself. She cannot "think" or communicate normally. But she is a person in the clear meaning of the Constitution, that is unless we have now collectively written such persons out of the Constitution.
We have been down this road before when we bought and sold Africans and their progeny as mere "property" and when our courts determined that the unborn are not persons unless their mothers choose to carry them to term. Now we seem on the verge of declaring -- de facto -- that the severely mentally deficient are not persons either. Who will be next -- the gay man suffering from AIDS-related dementia, the Alzheimer's patient who cannot feed herself, the infant with cerebral palsy or spina bifida or hydrocephalus? Will we suddenly find it convenient -- even merciful -- to let such people starve?
Rev. Jesse Jackson joined protesters outside Schiavo's hospice on Tuesday, declaring, "This is one of the profound moral and ethical breaches of our time. . . we pray for a miracle." It should not take a miracle to convince the U.S. Supreme Court that an innocent, brain-damaged woman deserved as much consideration as a convicted rapist and murderer. But then we live in dark times...." humaneventsonline.com