Friday, March 25, 2005

Jeb Bush not likely to ride to rescue

"Those hoping Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will step forward to save Terri Schiavo from imminent, court-ordered starvation death are likely to be disappointed"

What is the purpose in having a “Chief Executive” charged with defending the constitution if he is too cowardly to act? The Florida Constitution in Article I, Section 2, states that "[a]ll natural persons, female and male alike, are equal before the law, and have inalienable rights, among which are the right to enjoy and defend life ..."

Jeb, has not only a legal obligation to do the right thing, he has a moral obligation. To paraphrase Thomas Jefferson “ a society that allows the rule of judges to become supreme is destined for oligarchy”. Bush can act, who would stop him? Judges may scream and shout but they are just evil men in black robes. They have no more power than we allow them to have.

Jeb, my opinion of you is that you are nothing more than a fat wind bag, spineless and weak. If Terri dies, you alone will have had the best opportunity to save her. You are her last hope, her suffering is all on your hands and soul at this point. Be a man and do the right thing!!

If we cannot depend on elected chief executives to display moral courage what options are we left with? Well two really.

First we could accept that unelected and obviously immoral men have the power to rule over us. We can accept that elected officials have no desire to exercise their power to protect our Constitutions, State and Federal. If Jeb was half a real man he would state boldly that this is an issue of right and wrong and that he is making this a States’ Rights issue and taking action as the Chief Executive of Florida.

Realizing that we are obviously without men of real character or moral foundation we have one other option. We could follow the example of young Gabriel Keys. It is hard to imagine that 10,000 of us could be stopped if we expressed our moral outrage with physical force and went to Florida to remove this poor woman from the starvation she is being subjected to.

This has my dander up. I do not jest when I suggest the second option. I have fought for things far less worthy, this is completley justifiable.

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