Tuesday, March 22, 2005

President Bush, Come On Down!

Michael Schiavo, Terri’s ‘devoted’ husband, in an interview with the St. Petersburg Times, the local newspaper in Tampa Bay, Florida, requested that President Bush come see his wife first before making a decision as to whether she should live or die. “Come down, President Bush. Come talk to me. Meet my wife. Talk to my wife and see if you get an answer. Ask her to lift her arm to shake your hand. She won’t do it”. It is not that Terri flat-out refuses to engage in these actions (talking, shaking someone’s hand, etc.) but rather she is unable to do so due to her deteriorating medical condition. Please take note of the fact that there is quite a distinctive difference between the two concepts which plays directly into Michael Schiavo’s agenda. Of course he would not have to be making this statement if he had followed through with what he had said he was going to do several years ago which was to take the money he had received from his malpractice lawsuit and use it to pay for the therapy treatments Terri would need to improve her condition, except he never did. Medical professionals have been quoted on the cable news networks as saying that if Terri were to receive these treatments then she would be able to regain at least some motion in her limbs but more importantly she would be able to recover her ability to speak, although she remain confined to her bed. In spite of the opportunities having been presented to him, Michael merely scoffed at the requests of medical professionals to treat his wife as if it were a joke. Even when Terri’s own parents offered to pay for the treatments themselves he refused to allow such a course of action be taken on his wife. He would have you believe that he is a man willing to abandon a false hope because every resource within the medical profession had been unable to revive his wife from her stating of suffering when in reality he never had such hope to begin with but instead has rejected these remedies in order to further his ambitions.

Weary from an emotional visit with his wife (I am sure), Schiavo inquired, “Instead of worrying about my wife, who was granted her wishes by the state courts the past seven years, they should worry about the pedophiles killing young girls. Why doesn’t Congress worry about people not having health insurance? Or the budget? Let’s talk about all the children who don’t have home”. Someone, quick, get on the phone and start up this man’s campaign to run for the Florida senate seat on the Democratic ticket for next year! Should Terri be allowed to die and he is able to collect on her life insurance, quite honestly I would not be surprised to see the DNC stoop so low. Talk about a showman! When in doubt, or out of excuses (whatever comes first), cite other problem within the nation that the liberals are so adamant about in order to divert attention away from the ethical complexities of your situation. Brilliant!

Michael continued to question the motives of the members of Congress for keeping his wife alive, stating, “To make comments that Terri would want to live, how do they know?” With that in mind, how is it, Mr. Schiavo, that you are able to know for a fact that Terri would rather die then continue to live in her current condition when you have never had a conversation with her in which she was quoted by anyone as to making such a request of you? Oh, wait! I had completely forgotten that there was that conversation you claimed took place, after you and Terri were first married, in which she stated that if she were ever to end up in a situation such as she is now that she would rather die then suffering through the rest of her life in that condition because, as everyone knows, the moment you get married the conversations between man and wife switch automatically to discussing the ‘what if?’ situation of which you want to die in.

Schiavo continued, “Have they ever met her? What color are her eyes? What’s her middle name? What’s her favorite color? They don’t have any clue who Terri is. They should be ashamed of themselves”. First off, the members of Congress are not attempting to score a date with her or requesting that she give her hand in marriage, so I do not see how such trivial crap as to knowing what her favorite color is should affect one’s ability to protect those whose quality of life is threatened? And secondly, why should Congress be ashamed of themselves? As far as I have seen in this whole ordeal, they have not done anything that is truly worthy of derision. Congressional delegates located on Capital Hill are only doing their civic duty to ensure that everyone in this country, even the disabled, are given the right to life that had been instructed to them by God and guaranteed protection under the Constitution of the United States. If anyone should be held accountable for the death of Terri Schiavo, it should be both her husband, who has claimed to be acting in her best interests when in reality he is advocating for her murder in order to collect on her life insurance, and the flawed judicial system which continues to stray further from its purpose to ensure equal justice for all citizens of the United States and moves toward acting more as the tool of the left to establish their agenda upon the people of this country without having to consult with them on these issues. Was this not why the American Revolution was fought for in the first place? Anybody remember ‘taxation without representation’? Is taxation another term for slavery? The citizens of the United States has become slaves to the system of government that was put in place to protect them. Soon there will not be any rights left to ensure for future generations of Americans.

The article finishes with Mr. Schiavo quoted as saying, “Terri died fifteen years ago. It is time for her to be with the Lord like she wanted to be”. Yes, we should all move on with our lives and not wasting such precise moments discussing some vegetable’s fate, especially when her husband, who is such an honest and devoted man to his wife, assures the public that she wanted to die. Hell, if Michael Schiavo was able to move on by shacking up with some hussy and fathering two children with her in the midst of this grueling ordeal then surely we, who have not know Terri personally, should be able to let this go.