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The Injustice Continues

Sadly, Terri Schiavo languishes still in a Florida hospice while government leaders from judges to legislators to chief executives shirk their duties to administer justice.

Some children were arrested today for attempting to take water to Terri. Don’t we see the injustice and the ignominy of arresting children (or adults) for trying to give a cup of cold water to a dying woman?

More leaders will be holding a press conference tomorrow to call on Bush & Bush to use their executive powers to protect Terri from starvation. I pray that they will do so but, even if they do, what kind of testimony to their moral resolve is the fact that they’ve waited over five days to do anything while a woman is being starved?

I will be travelling to Pinellas Park this weekend to stand with Terri’s family and friends. More details and news as possible.

In News From the Starvation Front…

Leaders of several national organizations will hold press conferences in Washington, DC and Tallahassee, FL at 12 p.m. EST tomorrow. They will call on President George Bush and Florida Governor Jeb Bush to use their executive powers to protect Terri Schiavo from starvation.

Among those to speak:

  • Dr. Paul Schenck, National Pro-Life Action Center on Capitol Hill
  • Stephen G. Peroutka, Esq., Face the Truth TV & Radio
  • Fr. Thomas Euteneuer, Human Life International
  • Michael A. Peroutka, Esq., Institute on the Constitution
  • Rev. Greg Cox, Faith and Action
  • Fr. Frank Pavone, Priests for Life
  • Rev. Stephen Cox, Gospel of Life Ministries
  • Rev. John Vandenberge, National Clergy Council

The staff at RenewAmerica have posted an article placing the buck exactly where it should be: Florida Governor Jeb Bush. Speaking of Gov. Bush, I received this reply to an email I sent him last week concerning Terri.

Thank you for contacting Governor Bush to ask for his help in the case of Terri Schiavo. He has asked me to respond on his behalf.

The Governor shares your concern for this young woman and has pledged to do whatever he can within the laws of Florida to protect her life. The next few weeks will be very difficult ones for Ms. Schiavo, her family and all of those who care about her. The Governor asks that you keep her and her family in your prayers during this difficult time.

Again, thank you for writing Governor Bush about this important issue.

Sincerely,

L. O’Connor
Office of Citizens’ Services

There is still much the governor can do that is within the laws of Florida. But, even if the law did say that women should be starved to death, the governor should stand against it. No law can make right what God has declared wrong.

A blogging doctor notes multiple serious unanswered questions about Terri’s medical diagosis based on the CT scan.

And, someone points out the hypocrisy of a rancher’s arrest that occurred last week in Florida as compared with Terri’s case. The man’s crime? Starving his cows. Read the news story.

Finally, the Rev. Robert Johansen has written a critical review of Terri’s medical diagnosis. He points out the fact that the so-called expert medical witness in Terri’s case only spent a few hours evaluating her condition. That doctor has also previously diagnosed patients as being in persistent vegetative state who could physically maneuver their own wheelchairs or follow instructions to sort sizes and colors.

This house of cards we live in–how long before it falls?

Lord have mercy. Christ have mercy. Lord have mercy.

Descended

That long-dreaded day arrived this morn.

All of men’s wicked machinations have brought us this day. Make no mistake: this is not the triumph of some great cause; it is the downfall of our nation. The judges and the lawmakers and the governers and the presidents have had their hands in this work. So have the lawyers and the editors and the other monsters of iniquity that we all are.

While our brave are bleeding and dying in strange lands for our liberty, we are injuring and murdering our innocent in our homeland.

Didn’t we think, over thirty years ago, that we were beginning that headlong journey to destruction at a quickened pace? Have we not learned from the rotting carcasses of millions that we are slouching toward Gomorrah at breakneck speed?

How did we get here? We arrived–or, perhaps, descended–here by tolerating the intolerable. We have elected men we didn’t trust to do jobs we knew they wouldn’t do because of promises they couldn’t keep. They make excuses by telling stories that we can’t believe and change the subject to other things. They purport to make law by declaration–the whims of their immoral souls.

Patrick Henry declared that death was as good as tyranny. Our judges have decided that we will have our cake and eat it, too. Well, eating is only figurative in one woman’s case. But the decision is certainly to serve her both tyranny and death. There is no liberty for Terri Schiavo.

Those judges from whose hands blood drips have behind them choirs singing their own anthems of praise. Selfish praise for selfish men. Those representatives and senators and governors and presidents sing their own unending praise.

Some sainted men will make their stand. But what of these government “leaders”? They’ll do what’s within the law, they say. Pray tell, what law says that women should be starved? Now, is it a crime to eat? And if a law of men says so, what law of God?

Before this ends, will we see those judges, lawmakers, governors, and presidents come to aid the innocent? Or, perhaps, they’d prefer their own comfort, as most may. Will they be there, in chains, if necessary? The chains of the slavemaster are no burden for truth.

Better men from better ages with better minds had better hearts. Yes, we’re all sinners but some have given in to God. Yet, in our time, men laud themselves with praise and adulation–and turn no ear to cries for mercy. All is well for them; they’ll be there after she has starved.