TERRI SCHIAVO: IT ALL COME DOWN TO THIS
March 27, 2005
Early last week, my
computer was hit by a killer-tsunami-bubonic-plague of a virus. Hence, my
weighing in on whether Terri Schiavo should live or die was delayed. This episode
has generated more cyber-traffic than any since 9-11. Herewith are four basic
- By pulling the plug on Terri Schiavo,
we are subjecting her to a horribly gruesome death. If you let a dog starve to
death you would be arrested and prosecuted. When Tim McVeigh, who partook in
killing 168 innocent people, was executed, he received a lethal injection, and
it was all over in two minutes. Ms. Schiavo has no such luxury.
- Michael Schiavo, Terri’s scumbag
husband, says Mrs. Schiavo would have wished for the plug to be pulled. How can
anyone believe this? Instead of staying by her side for all these years,
Michael Schiavo has gone off to ho with another woman and has two children by
her. Would he, if put on the spot, maintain that Terri would have “wished”
- Absent a living will, I cannot play
God. I cannot authorize pulling that plug. When outsiders start deciding which
life is worthy and which life is not, we start descending down that slippery
slope into Nazi Germany and Communist China. In those two societies, the
disabled were relegated to the status of “useless eaters.”
- Judge Greer and Michael Schiavo need to
by arrested and prosecuted on charges of being accessories to murder.
So there you have it.
So much has been said that I do not have a lot to add at this point. Be on the
lookout for my take on all those little miscreants who have been “guarding” the
hospice suburban Tampa
hospice where Terri Schiavo, an innocent woman, just may die before this hits
And may God richly bless everyone
who has been so valiant in trying to save Terri Schiavo’s life.
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