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Friday, March 18, 2005

In Defense Of Terri

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(Hat Tip: Evangelical Out Post)

Some interesting views have come about in regards to Terri and the failure of the state (that is if they do not pass this bill).

If last ditch efforts in the Florida Legislature and the United States Congress also fail, and the administration of Governor Jeb Bush fails in its duty to uphold the higher law, those closest to Terri—her family, friends, and members of their communities of care—are morally free to contemplate and take extra-legal action as they deem it necessary to save Terri’s life, up to and including forcible resistance to the State’s coercive and unjust implementation of Terri’s death by starvation.

Although I extremely sympathize with the Schindler's in this case, I don't think resorting to violence is the best next step as it would place us with the ranks of terrorists (who justify violence for their religious beliefs). Passive resistance would be a better tactic, as well as praying ("For we wrestle not against flesh and blood...") and keeping pressure upon our government for righteous intervention. Just because our judicial system has failed us (whom we never elected might I add) doesn't mean that our executive system will fail us as they still have options (as Evangelical Outpost points out).

The judicial branch has the ability to interpret the law but has no means to enforce it. Since the executive branch of Florida’s government is sympathetic to Terri’s cause, I think the moral response is to simply refuse to acknowledge the legitimacy of the Probate Court’s authority.

Any actions of civil disobedience should therefore be based on an understanding of the judiciary’s inability to directly enforce their illegal and unjust ruling.

We still have options saints so don't lose your head. We know our fight for Terri is a righteous cause (especially after watching these videos) so keep your heads cool and don't pull out the "weapons." Call your congressman and if he is on your side then call one that isn't (hey, I called Senator Reid so you have no excuse).

"The ticket to the future is always open."

"And if you keep your vision clear, you will see the future."

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Whoa! The NP statement says "forcible resistance." That is not necessarily "violence" on par with "terrorism" or even violence at all by most definitions.

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