Friday, March 25, 2005

Furious Anger

Is in order, as made clear by Ben Stein (H/T The Anchoress). Let us hope it is to be followed up with "great vengeance" in the form of an outraged populace calling for reform of the judiciary and an end to the judge-worship of this society. Also, I pointed out to a friend in an e-mail exchange yesterday that there was a case to be made that due process had taken place, since under Florida law, feeding tubes are considered "extraordinary measures". But I just learned something. The law was passed in 1999, and only as the result of a bill written by Michael Schiavo's lawyer. Well, bugger all.

Stein's column is quite short, so I quote it in full:
Here is what makes me furious about the Terry Schiavo case, short and sweet.

The courts of the United States can find a right for the abortion industry to take a fully formed, totally healthy baby at nine months' term, out of his mother's womb and murder it by putting scissors through his brain and grinding them about.

They do this without one single word of support from any Congressional act of any kind ever.

They can find a right of savage murderers of innocent women who drown them for a lark to avoid the death penalty because they are old enough to drive and to kill but supposedly too young to be executed. Again, there is not one syllable in any Congressional act that sanctions this protection of the guilty.

But with the Congress and the President of the United States pleading for the life of a woman who is not brain dead, who responds to words and to touch, who is not on life support, whose parents beg for her to be kept alive, whose nurses give affidavits that she can be rehabilitated, with a specific law commanding the courts to review the case to keep this poor soul alive, the courts instead find no rights for her.

This is a court system totally out of control, obviously committed to death, obviously bound by nothing beyond its morbid obsession with its own omnipotence and its fascination with the letting the innocent die. This is simply terrifying. The Falange followers of Francisco Franco had an evil cry: Long live death. Obviously, Justice Kennedy was listening.

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