The Culture of Life: Awakening the Sleeping Giant

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    Schiavo: Awakening A Sleeping Giant
    By David Limbaugh for World Net Daily
    April 1, 2005

    It is just possible, contrary to my original thoughts, that the tragic Schiavo case will not usher in a slippery slope toward euthanasia, but cause a double-barreled backlash against both the "Culture of Death" and judicial activism.

    To be sure, the legal precedent established in this case, at least in Florida, represents an affirmative devaluation of human life and opens the door to further troubling scenarios, involving the state-sanctioned murder of the inconvenient, based on "quality of life" assessments.

    But I sense in this nation a growing outrage at the arrogance and unaccountability of our judiciary, and at the cavalier attitude many are exhibiting toward life.

    Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown said, referring to the Schiavo case, "I think there's a moral question, a legal question, but there's no political question in this matter at all, and it never should have been elevated to that."

    You better think again, Mr. Brown. When the public has finally had its fill of this insanity, it may well, through its elected representatives, exercise its political options by launching a counterattack against the courts.

    http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=43598
     
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    I have to agree here. There is alot of emotion thats been boiling about the activism on the court in the past and many have seen the Schiavo case as bringing this outrage at the judiciary to the surface. There are a few issues that are driving people under the political surface. Judicial activism and Illegal Immigration are two of those issues.

    BTW just so everyone knows, if this just turns into another debate over whether Schaivo should have died or not I am not going to be participating. I have no problem discussing our judicial activist problem but the specific case seems rather pointless to discuss now. Whats done is done, no ones mind is going to be changed so i don't see any more point debating that specific issue.
     
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    I second that! :beer: This discussion should be Shaivo-case free. I too have been disgusted by the activist courts for years.
     
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    maybe its just me, but I do not see this having the effect that D Limbaugh is hoping to see. Both sides and all of the branches will pay a price through the people.
     
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    To what "Sleeping Giant" is he referring?
     
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    Me. im a pretty big guy you know and i do like to sleep. Its scary to wake me up.
     
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    How can this case awaken a sleeping giant when there was no judicial activism and no overturn of the will of the people? This is wishful thinking.


    Want to see judicial activism? Go study the queer marriage issue.
     
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    I think people are complaining more about the fact that the juducial system did not do all that it should have done. Closed thier eyes and plugged thier ears..
     
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    Yes they did do it all. Plain and simple....the right to life zealots are pissed that they lost fair and square.....mo more no less. Its almost like they are throwing a temper tantrum.
     
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    I think more than just the right to life zealots are complaining that there was a lot of evidence the court simply refused to look at to flex their muscle.
     
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