Friday, March 18, 2005

Terry Schiavo Reprieve

They can't kill Terry quite yet.

Thank goodness someone stepped in to slow down the judicial madness in Florida. Yeah, yeah, the Florida Supreme Court and the US Supreme Court refused to consider an appeal of the lower court rulings.

Whatever. Both courts have recently made up law out of whole cloth, so I'm not all that impressed.

No, with the US Congress stepping in, Terry's not going to begin dying today.

But get this comment from Michael Schiavo's lawyer, George Felos, to Reuters: "Tom DeLay and Dennis Hastert are not members of the Politburo in Stalinist Russia.....The state does not own Mrs. Schiavo's body and Congress cannot simply order her to remain alive contrary to her medical treatment wishes and court order."

Congress can't order her to remain alive? WTF? No one's proved she wants to die!!!

The Soviet Politburo was renowned for killing political opponent's. When did they ever order someone to stay alive? Is ordering someone to stay alive some kind of repression? When did caring, compassion, and erring on the side of life, become evil?

Oh, that's right. It was 1973, with the US Supreme Court making up law out of whole cloth with Roe V. Wade. But that's another issue.

Liberals and secular-humanists are whacked.

That's all I got to say about that.

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