I can’t go another day without mentioning the Terri Schiavo case.
I’m sure the liberals will hate my guts for going here, but it’s a pretty screwed up deal. So here goes.
Terri is not in a coma. She’s aware of her surroundings, breathes on her own, more than likely can actually swallow on her own, and responds to people she knows.
Terri has no chance of ever getting her brain function back to normal. Right now, they say she has the intellect of a 6-11 month old.
Her husband, hereafter “ratfink” found her after her suspicious stroke that left her brain damaged. He proceded to have kids with his girlfriend, and refused to divorce Terri, oddly since he had a girlfriend and new kids.
Terri’s parents told ratfink to divorce her and they’d take responsibility, but he refused. If he divorces her, he doesn’t get any of the million dollar settlement that Terri got.
Ratfink wants Terri immediately cremated after she dies at his hands. For some reason, he doesn’t want an autopsy done. That’s pretty suspicious, don’t you think?
Terri has no living will. I don’t know about you, but I’ve never told anyone “hey, if I’m brain damaged, stop feeding me.” She isn’t brain dead, so you can’t make the argument that the breathing machine is artificially keeping her alive.
Terri’s parents are convinced that she would not want to be starved to death. And of course, who would want to go through a painful two week death?
The justification is that she’s a vegetable and can’t feel anything. Strangely, she can still cry. That doesn’t sound like veg to me.
So we’re going to give Terri a cruel and unusual death sentence because sleazy Ratfink says so? If we tried to starve a convicted criminal to death, the ACLU would freak out. If we tried to starve a 6-11 month old baby, EVERYBODY would freak out.
Not being able to feed yourself does not mean you deserve to die.
I had a cousin, Eric, who had brain cancer. He was in bad shape, so the doctors, along with his father, decided to starve him to death. And they did.
How is this not premeditated murder?
Are we so liberal in this country now… so progressive, that we are going to execute the infirmed? What’s next, retarded people? Paralyzed? Jews?
The right to die is not a right at all. If you take a look at the Constitution, you’ll see it really doesn’t address this little issue. You have the right to life, liberty, and equality. Nowhere do I see this “right to die” we all hear about being shoved down our throats by the progressive liberal leftist Nazis.
The left is upset that congress has tried to intervene. Well, I agree. It’s absolutely despicable that congress stuck their noses in something like this. However, I applaud them for being the only governmental group that was willing to make a pitch for life. We’re to the point that the judicial system is executing people for being sick. Congress may be the only hope for people like Terri. It’s despicable that Congress had to intervene. Judge Adolph Greer should have intervened for good, but he didn’t.
The far left applauds UC Professor Ward Churchill who called the victims of the WTC “little Eichmanns.” The only Nazis I see are the liberals pushing to kill off those that “burden society.”
If Terri dies, she should get an autopsy. I would be surprised if something suspicious or damning of Ratfink wasn’t found.