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    <center><h1><font color=red>The Right Wing Three Ring Circus</font></h1></center>

    And that's what these sorry sacks of excrement have made of Terri Schiavo's case. They passed legislation, which was then signed by the head sack-o-crap, affecting a <b><i>single</i></b> individual. This pernicious bit of legislative skulduggery will allow Mrs. Schiavo's case to be heard before the federal judiciary. The Florida legislature passed a law aimed at keeping Mrs. Schiavo's PEG tube in place and had it thrown back in their faces by the Florida Supreme Court, and ignored by the SCOTUS. Barney Franks (D, MA) had it right when he said that this is a violation of the separation of powers, and that Congress' role was the determination of broad policy issues and the courts were for individual adjudication. All well and good with right wing-nuts except when they get their panties in a twist over a given issue. Then, by golly it's "Katie bar the door...!", as they bitch and whine about "activists judges" interfering with the legislative process and the "will of the people".

    Only Mrs. Schiavo's case, the federal version of Florida's overturned "Terri's Law", wasn't about the "will of the people", it wasn't even about Terri Schiavo...It was about politics, pure and simple. It was reported on the news this morning that a memo circulated amongst congressional republicans stating that this case was essentially a political goldmine for republicans, particuilarly since one House republican was facing a contested election and could benefit from this issue. But what I want to know is where the concern of these sanctimonious, self-righteous twits was a year ago...? Two years age...? Seven years ago...? It was nowhere to be found. It wasn't until they thought they could get some political mileage out of it that they did anything.

    And listening to Dubbyuh spout his hypocritical nonsense about "...our society, our laws, and our courts should have a presumption in favor of life..." had me choking on my coffee this morning. This coming from a man who, as Governor of Texas, presided over more executions than any governor in the last 50 years. And let's not forget his cheerful willingness to permit the execution of the mentally retarded, and his cruel mockery on "<i>Larry King: Live</i>", of a woman he permitted to be executed. Dubbyuh's mouthings about the sanctity of life are nothing more than calculated remarks to appeal to a selected audience, they have all the substance of a rapidly evaporating puddle on the hot asphalt of a parking lot.

    Our congressional reps in both houses should be ashamed of themselves for so shamelessly politicizing this case. As far as I can tell, they have bought and paid for their places in hell. I hope they enjoy them.
     
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    Perhaps this case as much broader intentions than you are aware of Bully---right to life comes to mind
     
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    No...You would have to have been blind to miss that implication.
     
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    then this ISN"T about one individual !! Pro-murder folks have no problem with the federal gov stomping all over states rights and that began with an individual.
     
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    These great men/women were right where they were supposed to be. A year ago, two years ago, seven years ago they didn't have any idea a judge was going to murder anyone so they didn't intervene. Looks as if our justice system worked as planned for once. Now if the highest court says it's ok to murder her, there isn't much more we can do at the moment.
     
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    When are you going to realize that it isn't murder? It happens everyday in every state across the nation...Family members make the decision to withdraw medical treatment for their loved ones. Such decisions are based upon verbal requests of their loved ones while they are still able to make them, living wills or the best interest of the patient. They are also based upon the reccomendations of the attending physician as well as a consulting physician. Also JCOHOA requires hospitals to have standing or ad hoc ethics committees to follow such cases. These decisions are never made lightly, nor in a vacuum, and where there is no immediate family to make these decisions , aguardian is often appointed to serve the interests of the patient. Hospices and their medical directors all over the country routinely honor the requests of families to withdraw food and hydration, providing comfort care.

    No...Terri Schiavo's case has become a political football for the right wing-nuts that are in control in Washington. 19 judges in 6 state courts have upheld the right of Terri's husband to make medical decisions on her behalf and the SCOTUS has, not once, but twice, kicked the case back to the state courts. So, the highest court in the land has already affirmed her husbands right to honor Mrs. Schiavo's wishes and withdraw food and hydration. That the Republican controlled Congress chose to act now has nothing to do with the sanctity of life...It is politics, nothing more, and you are wrong
     
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    They have a perfect right to challenge the rulings using all means availbale to them---Dems do the same poilical dance when THEY don't like something.
     
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    It isn't murder you moron. Its about letting a womans wish to NOT live a tortured meaningless existence. Get this straight, its about what TERRI wanted, not her selfish ass parents and siblings.
     
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    congress would never have batted an eye had the ruling gone in favor of the parents and you know it.
     
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    OF course---this congress is pro-life !
     

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