Tuesday, March 22, 2005

When Evil Is Chosen

“Have nothing to do with a false charge and do not put an innocent or honest person to death, for I will not acquit the guilty.”

Exodus 23:7

“How much more-when wicked men have killed an innocent man in his own house and on his own bed-should I not now demand his blood from your hand and rid the earth of you!"

2 Samuel 4:11

“When a scourge brings sudden death, he mocks the despair of the innocent.”

Job 9:23

“It is not good to be partial to the wicked or to deprive the innocent of justice.”
Proverbs 18:5

“they are swift to shed innocent blood. Their thoughts are evil thoughts; ruin and destruction mark their ways.”

Isaiah 59:7

Mark the day. A terrible sentence of lingering death, considered too cruel for any animal or even convicted murderers, has been established and held firm against Terri Schiavo, simply because her husband wishes it so.

A pace has now been set, and a trail blazed. An inconvenient wife may be destroyed for nothing more than not setting out a desire to live, a thing considered common sense not so very long ago, but which now must be documented at the peril of a person’s very existence.

What next? If a feeding tube is considered life support, if water itself is now to be designated “extraordinary measures”, what can we say to the mother who chooses to deny food and water to her children? What shall we say to someone who no longer wishes to care for his parents, since they cannot feed themselves, but need constant care. There are millions in this nation alone, from infants to the elderly to the mentally impaired, who are unquestionably innocent of any offense, but by this precedent are not subject to whatever cruelties their “guardians” may desire.
The Constitution is now construed to protect villains and causes, but not those people who have done no wrong, and is made available only to those who can pay and stand on other strength; the weak and helpless are denied even the most basic presumptions.

Good is mocked, and Evil chosen in its place. There will be a price, a terrible one, for this wickedness.

Mark the day. This nation shall surely rue it.

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