Sunday, March 27, 2005

To Gov. Bush: RISE UP

Despite opposition from the executive and legislative branches of government, Terri Schiavo is about to die. This is because the judicial branch apparently has the last say. Are judges now the absolute rulers of American society?

A handful of individuals - one in particular - have decided that an innocent, brain-damaged woman should die. Hundreds protest, and Congress, the president, and the governor all oppose her death. But we can't do anything, apparently, because the judges have the ultimate power.

Of course, this is absurd. The three branches of government are supposed to keep each other in check.

The way I see it, we've got two problems. First, the judges themselves, who are bent on unconstitutionally advancing the left-wing agenda at all costs. Hopefully, we can make progress in this area with good Supreme Court appointments in the coming years. The other problem is that these judges are freely allowed to overstep their bounds. No one's stopping them, and that's what's allowed them to become such supreme tyrants.

Therein lies the solution to Terri's imminent murder: executive action. Many have been writing that Gov. Bush should ignore the court order and rescue her. After all, it's his duty to uphold the Florida Constitution, which the court rulings so blatantly violate. And frankly, there must be some way to legitimately avoid a judicial oligarchy, which simply isn't constitutional. Bush may be impeached, but he'd be doing the right thing.

But he has said he won't take such action. That's very disappointing.

Some good articles on Jeb's obligation:

Why Jeb Bush has the power to act now by Alan Keyes
The Right to Life by William Bennett and Brian Kennedy
Starved for justice by Ann Coulter

Some Scrappleface satire on his inaction:
Gov. Bush Washes Hands of Schiavo Matter
by Scott Ott

(2005-03-27) -- In a symbolic move, designed to show Terri Schiavo's supporters that he has done all he can do to spare her life, Gov. Jeb Bush today publicly used a disposable moist towlette to "wash his hands of the matter."

"I find nothing deserving death in this woman, but I'm only the supreme executive of Florida," the governor told a crowded news conference. "Perhaps if our constitution called for a balance of powers to protect our citizens against judicial abuse, I could do something. But as it stands, she is in the hands of the judges. It's their job to determine what is truth. If she dies, it's not my fault."

In related news, Gov. Bush continued his Easter tradition of pardoning a Florida citizen chosen by a statewide poll of judges. This year's candidates for pardon were Mrs. Schiavo and burglar who had killed a homeowner during a break-in.

The burglar won in a landslide.

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