Wednesday, March 23, 2005

The Search for The Right Kind of Activist Judge Continues

Terri's parents and team of well healed lawyers are, if nothing else, tenacious. Still searching after 15 years for their brand of Activist Judge. Not requited by the many layers of legal proceedings already pursued, and not content with the amount of taxpayer buxs already spent on their daughter.


The parents also have vowed to take their fight to the U.S. Supreme Court and the Florida legislature. They have long battled their son-in-law over whether their daughter's feeding tube should be disconnected. State courts have sided with Michael Schiavo, who insists his wife told him she would never want to be kept alive artificially.

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Why does this particular family warrant such special treatment and attention when there are so many others hanging on by a simliar or thinner thread?

And, once again, the hypocracy is so self-evident, even the Republicans are pointing it out:

"My party is demonstrating that they are for states' rights unless they don't like what states are doing."CHRISTOPHER SHAYS, Republican congressman of Connecticut, on the Schiavo case.

P.S. By the way, if you haven't looked at Terri's husband's viewpoint on the matter, perhaps you should. I found this article via BE and another blogger (tiny grain of sand):


...Instead of worrying about my wife, who was granted her wishes by the state courts the past seven years, they should worry about the pedophiles killing young girls," Schiavo said, referring to a local case. "Why doesn't Congress worry about people not having health insurance? Or the budget? Let's talk about all the children who don't have homes."

He said U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, who is leading a charge to extend Terri Schiavo's life, is a "little slithering snake" pandering for votes.

"To make comments that Terri would want to live, how do they know?" Schiavo said of the members of Congress who want to keep his wife alive.

"Have they ever met her?" Schiavo said. "What color are her eyes? What's her middle name? What's her favorite color? They don't have any clue who Terri is. They should all be ashamed of themselves."

Schiavo said he was going to stay at his wife's side through the entire ordeal and said he wouldn't back down in his fight to have her wishes carried out.

"Terri died 15 years ago," Schiavo said, referring to the collapse and cardiac arrest that doctors say virtually destroyed her brain. "It's time for her to be with the Lord like she wanted to be."


SheaNC said...

The republicans have finally rendered their "states' rights" argument null and void. Betweem this and the gay marriage issue, they have proven that they couldn't care less about states' rights, and if they try to campaign on that in the future they should be called on it.

Anonymous said...

SheaNC is right

This is bigger than Schiavo. The Republican leadership has gone mad. Polls show something like 70-percent don't like Congress meddling in an agonizing private decision.

If moderate Republicans aren't screaming at the leadership, Frist and Delay, they should be. They're the ones who are going to be defeated in the 2006 elections.

Some right-wing nutters are labeling the Democrats, ''The Party of Death.'' This is demonization. Demonization precedes killing people. Turnabout is always fair play. the R's had better watch out. They could be labeled, ''The Party of Brain-Dead Torture.'' No good can come from demonization.

Frist threatening a change in Senate rules to allow a majority vote to end a fillibuster. He must be under the impression that Republicans are never going to be in the minority again. Maybe the R's know something we don't, maybe they're planning a coup d'etat.

Tran Sient said...

The reverse is true as well. Big government types are suddenly states rights advocates. Even Civil Rights leaders, who owe everything to Federal Government intervention are now on the states rights train. There is plenty of hypocracy to go around.