Friday, March 18, 2005

Murder, Cowardice Hiding in a Black Sheet

Decorum be hanged - Judge Greer is abetting a murder, and is a traitor to the United States.

How can I say this? Essentially, every decision in the Terri Schiavo case (or “Disposing of the Inconvenient”, in Florida) has spewed forth from this guy, who has also rejected literally dozens of sworn affadavits from board-certified neurologists challenging the judge’s finding as “fact”, the spurious ‘PVS’ decision. This guy, hiding behind his dirty sheet, has decided that a woman should be killed, who never expressed a desire for suicide or to be killed by another person, and has decided further that he and the husband alone should have a say in the life of an innocent and helpless woman. Judge Greer has even decided to defy a Congressional Subpeona.

There’s lots of opinions on this issue, so why should anyone believe that Judge Greer has usurped Terri’s rights? Well, let’s see.

< ahem >

From the U.S. Constitution:

5th Amendment: “No person shall be ...deprived of life ... without due process of law”

We’ve heard what Michael wanted. Who stood up for Terri?

6th Amendment: “the accused shall enjoy the right ... to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.”

If accused criminals have these rights, who would deny them to someone unanimously acknoweldged to be innocent?

8th Amendment: “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.”

Murderers convicted of a capital crime are protected from a painful or long death. Terri’s startvation is expected to take ten to fourteen days, increasing in intensity as she dies. What sort of monster imposes a sentence on an innocent woman, that no court would condone for even a murderer?

14th Amendment: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States ...are citizens of the United States ... No state shall make or enforce any law which shall ... deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

Terri has been allowed no advocate, even for her life.

Evil men are committing murder right now, and calling it good. What is to be done? At the least, I shall not shrink from condemning murder, and a callous cowardice and shameful abrogation of duty.

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