10 Questions Concerning Terri Schiavo's Death
Tony Beam Dr. Tony Beam's Weblog
- 2005 Apr 02
On Thursday morning, at 9:05am, Terri Schiavo and her parents lost their valient fight to stay alive. No one on this side of eternity could stop the singleminded push for Terri's death by her adulterous husband. Not the governor of Florida, not Congress, not all the protestors, not Jesse Jackson, not even the President of the United States could keep our culture of death from claiming the life of a brain damaged, severely disabled woman.
There is no doubt Terri's condition was tragic. Depending on who you choose to believe, her condition was somewhere between a persistant vegatative state with absolutely no hope of recovery and a severely disabled state where extensive rehabilitation therapy could have led to some degree of recovery.
Terri's death will now become a political issue as Democrats will no doubt get around to accusing Republicans of all kinds of legislative terrorism because it was Republicans who led the fight in Congress to intervne by allowing Terri's parents to make a federal case out of Terri's life. Democrats would like for you to forget the fact it was Attorney General Janet Reno who, with the blessing of President Clinton, called out armed Customs agents to remove Elian Gonzaleze from the custody of his family in Florida in defiance of both state and federal courts.
The grandstanding in the Terri Schiavo case has already begun with Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) accusing House Majority Leader Tom DeLay of violating a federal statute by criticizing the federal judges who ruled in favor of Michael's right to kill Terri.
What was Rep. Delay's crime? He called Terri's death "a moral poverty and a legal tragedy." Delay went on to say, "This loss happened because our legal system did not protect the people who need protection the most, and that will change. The time will come for the men responsible for this to answer for their behavior, but not today."
I guess Senator Lautenberg has decided to annoint the judical branch of government, elevating them to a platform that renders them impervious to criticism. Ward Churchill, Michael Moore, George Soros, Senator Ted Kennedy, Howard Dean and a host of other leftists can accuse the Executive Branch of all kinds of evil and immoral deeds, even to the point of calling President Bush a traitor and that is just fine because it falls under the "freedom of speech" protection of the Constitution. But when conservatives speak out strongly about an out of control judiciary, they must be silenced because their comments "amount to a threat