We Are Still A Nation Of Laws

Allowing Terri Schiavo to be starved when there are serious, unanswered questions about whether she’s in a persistent vegetative state or not is a monstrous, unhuman act directly comparable to the euthanasia in the “Baby Knauer” case in Nazi Germany.

Furthermore, I realize I’m violating Godwin’s law here, but after watching the reaction to this case, the skewed polls, the deliberate withholding of crucial information from the public by the MSM, the dry legal arguments for erring on the side of death, & the dogged determination of some individuals to see a woman die in order to obtain what they believe is a political victory, I can honestly tell you that I believe I have a better understanding of the mentality that made death camps like Treblinka possible.

Still — still — we are a nation of laws and I cannot endorse violating them — which is why I condemn acts like these in the strongest of terms:

“Meanwhile, FBI agents have arrested a North Carolina man on suspicion of soliciting offers over the internet to kill Michael Schiavo and Greer. Richard Alan Meywes of Fairview is accused of offering $250,000 for the killing of Schiavo and another $50,000 for the “the elimination of the judge who ruled against Terry.”

Meywes was arrested without incident at his home around 5 p.m. Friday on charges of solicitation of murder and transmission of a threatening communication via interstate commerce, authorities said.

If convicted, Meywes could face up to 15 years in prison and up to $500,000 in fines. He is expected to make an initial court appearance Monday in U.S. District Court in Asheville, North Carolina. (Full story)

Greer has been under 24-hour protection by two U.S. marshals due to increased threats against his life by those unhappy with his handling of the Schiavo case.

On Thursday, police arrested an Illinois man they said robbed a gun store in Seminole, Florida, as part of an attempt to “rescue Terri Schiavo.”

Michael W. Mitchell, 20, faces charges of attempted armed robbery, aggravated assault and criminal mischief, said Marianne Pasha, spokeswoman for the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.”

What is being done to Terri Schiavo is not a problem that can be fixed by picking up a gun.

You want to do something? Put pressure on the President, Congress, and the legislators in Florida to find a way within the law to save Terri Schiavo’s life.

Then, whether Terri lives or dies, take action that can help prevent something like this from ever happening again. Raise hell with Congress and your state legislature to put new laws on the books. Support with your dollars, your time, and your votes the people who fought for Terri. Demand that Congress put judges into office who put a higher priority on the life of a human being than on the life of an endangered snail darter.

That’s how a real difference can be made, not by people taking the law into their own hands…

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