Monday, February 21

Terri Will Die Tomorrow If We Don't Help Now

Petition opened February 16, 2005, 2,189 Signatures

Without 11th-hour help Terri Schindler-Schiavo will soon be starved to death. Husband Michael Schiavo -- thanks to yet another outrage by an activist judge, again has permission to execute this courageous woman by removing her feeding tube.

Act NOW to spare Terri's life! Join with Alan Keyes, Fr. Frank Pavone, James Dobson, Randall Terry and other caring Americans in an army dedicated to protecting innocent life and ending judicial tyranny.

Here's your chance to not only right the wrong being done to Terri, but to fix the system. First, sign this petition demanding Gov. Jeb Bush and the Florida legislature act immediately to void the court's unconstitutional violation of Terri's unalienable right to life. Second, sign an accompanying petition that urges President George W. Bush to nominate only U.S. Supreme Court Justices who will faithfully interpret the Constitution as written. Then stand ready to help fight for Terri's life as encouraged by subsequent email alerts!

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A grotesque outrage is being perpetrated by power-drunk judges, a greedy and callous man, and the insufferable, evil indifference to innocent life of far too many of our fellow Americans! And this is despite the direct intervention of the people's elected representatives and the chief executive of their state.

I'm speaking about the death sentence recently handed down upon an innocent young woman, Terri Schindler-Schiavo.

But we can act together to save her life IF YOU HELP US MOVE QUICKLY! First, sign this petition! Then prayerfully support an 11th-hour effort being made on her behalf.

I am honored to join with Fr. Frank Pavone, James Dobson, Randall Terry and other caring Americans to organize an army of defense for Terri's life! Stand with us in protecting innocent life and ending such outrageous judicial tyranny. Won't you please join us in this vital fight?

Terri Schiavo has been fighting for her life for more than 10 years, and her family has been fighting alongside her. But not her husband, Michael Schiavo, who is aggressively doing all in his power to end her life.

Terri is not on special life support. Denied by her husband all rehabilitative therapy, she must receive nutrition and hydration through a tube. Without it, she starves to death.

Michael has persistently attempted to get Terri's food and water stopped. Perhaps he has a better use for the more than $1 million he received for Terri's medical care (although he's spent much of it on lawyers, campaigning to end her life).

What's worse, Florida state courts have generally endorsed Michael's wishes, without even determining Terri's condition or what care she requires. In fact, Terri is so easy to care for, her parents and siblings have repeatedly petitioned the court to take her home and care for her there!

Thankfully, the courts' cruel indifference to Terri's fate prompted a public outcry when the judge last ordered Terri's feeding tube removed. The whole legislature met in special session in October 2003 and passed -- and Gov. Jeb Bush signed -- "Terri's Law." This law has kept her alive until now.

BUT as badly as the Florida courts have behaved, it took "Terri's Law" to reveal this heart-rending case as yet another instance of the judicial tyranny that is afflicting America and corroding our nation's decent heart. Because, you see, the Florida Supreme Court (the same one that ruled Al Gore won the Presidency in 2000!) decided it is unconstitutional for the legislative and the executive branches to authorize a law that overrides a court ruling.

This is unconstitutional! If we are to remain truly a "government of the people," then the people's elected representatives must retain the ability to correct disordered, vicious and unjust rulings by unelected judges. Otherwise, we no longer have a Republic -- we have a judicial dictatorship!

The Schindler family continues to try to stave off the day when some judge says, "pull the tube, Terri must die." But you and I can help, by pressing Florida's legislature to pass a new law that applies AT ONCE to ALL disabled persons.

This law must REQUIRE that courts rule in favor of basic, lifesaving medical treatment unless a patient has stipulated in advance, in writing (such as a "living will"), before witnesses, that he or she does not wish such treatment.

Only such law can prevent in time a shocking miscarriage of "justice" upon Terri by her husband, and enforced by power-drunk, secularist judges who care nothing for what the people believe and want in the decent protection of innocent life.

And by the way, because Michael Schiavo is Terri's court-appointed guardian, her individual interests cannot even be protected through divorce -- without permission he continues to withhold. Meanwhile, he's been living for years with another woman, by whom he has children. Yet, the courts see no conflict of interest in his desire to see Terri die!

My friend, I can't go into all the terrible injustices perpetrated on Terri Schindler-Schiavo and her long-suffering, deeply religious family -- but we must raise our voices advocating for protecting her life NOW!

So please, help me today:

1) To save Terri's life with a national hue and cry!
2) To STOP judicial tyrants who blithely order the death of an innocent, handicapped woman, while denying her the right to be fairly represented in court, refusing to honor her family's love or religious convictions, or even taking objective expert medical or forensic opinion into account.

My friend, we MUST reclaim from an out-of-control judiciary the co-equal balance of power of the people's elected officials -- the legislative and the executive branches. As envisioned for them by our Founders, let's return law-making to the legislators, not UN-elected and UN-accountable judges. Please read the petition, and if you agree with it, immediately take this first step toward helping Terri by signing it today!

This is one of two petitions that not only will right the wrong being done to Terri, but to fix the system which allows such outrageous judicial tyranny. If you haven't already, please sign an accompanying petition that asks President George W. Bush to nominate only U.S. Supreme Court Justices who will faithfully interpret the Constitution as written. Look for that link on the "thank-you" webpage immediately after signing this petition.

In a subsequent email, I will call on you to help the Declaration Alliance flood Florida with mail and emails, phone calls and faxes, pushing Gov. Bush and the legislature to act courageously TODAY! Let them re-establish legal precedent in favor of innocent life!

You see, they're afraid the courts will slap their wrists again in protection of judicial activism -- WHILE FOR TERRI SCHINDLER-SCHIAVO AND HER FAMILY, THIS MEANS LIFE OR DEATH.

Thank you for acting QUICKLY. Even a day's delay could prove devastating. God bless you for caring!

With victory for life and the defeat of judicial tyranny,

Alan Keyes
Declaration Alliance

Then email everyone you know!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If The Governor got Terri's law passed, why can't another law be passed to give custody of Terri back to her parents and in return make it possible for her husband to get on with his life by granting him a divorce. Pass a law to make the insurance co pay as if she were dead in this case since she has been in a coma for so long. Kind of like, if a person is missing for 7 years, I think then they are declared dead and benefits are paid. When it comes down to it, all the husband wants is a divorce so he can marry the mother of his 2 children and to collect the insurance money. He should not have to continue paying premiums. If he would agree to give up rights to the insurance money and give Terri back to her parents, maybe in return we could set up a trust fund for people all over the world to send in a couple of bucks and the money up to the amount he forefits from the insurnce could be given to him. That would solve the problem. He can't get a divorce by law as long as Terri is incompetent and he can't get the insurance money as long as she is alive. I don't think he hates Terri and wants her dead-- he just wants the money and a divorce and he would be happy to move on with his life. Those of us who believe in the santity of life can put out money where our mouth is and give money to equal the insurance money. I don't know why the parents haven't worked on giving him money and worked through the courts to grant him a divorce in return for custody of their daughter.