Saturday, March 26

I Want To Know Why

The President of the United States and Governor Bush have lost my respect and my support.

If they can explain why the President and/or the Governor can pardon criminals and save them from death row, yet they could not save Terri, I'll listen but I'll be hard to convince.

The Florida courts said that Elian Gonzales should stay in America yet Federal Marshals went in, at the order of the Attorney General and the President of the United States and sent him back to Cuba.

Why didn't the Federal Marshals do the same to save the life of an American citizen?

I want to know.

I've given my heart, my time, my faith and a heck of a lot of money to support the Bushs until now. However, I don't follow anyone blindly. And even the blind can see that both the President and the Governor had plenty of precedent to act decisively to save a life. And that, after all, is the most important thing anyone can do on this earth.

John 15:13 "Greater love hath no man than this: That a man lay down his life for his friends." And the President and the Governor didn't even have to lay down their lives. All they had to do was sign a little piece of paper.

Maybe the Bushes are weeds after all.


American Pundit said...

Interesting you should bring up Gonzales. Are the Florida courts infallable, or not? Every subsequent appeal upheld the return of Gonzales to Cuba.

The real horror story here is that this family's private tragedy has been turned into a circus by self-serving politicians and religious conservative activists using it to advance their own agendas - present company excluded, of course.

The situation is a huge moral issue and most Americans are grappling with it on that level, but too many of our political and religious leaders cynically see it as an angle and a means to push an agenda. Shame on them.

Sunnye T said...

We can't be too hard on the politicians, though, because we hounded them into action. It's easy to say they're self-serving but that definitely isn't the case. They know there are as many libs out there who'll hold this kind of stand against them!

And remember, too, that we bloggers did all this at the request of the Schindlers. No one took advantage of them of turned a private tragedy into a circus -- they felt that was the only chance they had. It's too bad it didn't work. A lot of us are bitterly disappointed in the President for refusing to help when he is where "the buck stops" in this nation.

Collin said...

Everyone obsessed with one American's hospice transition to the afterlife should have a good look at the horrible suffering caused by the War in Iraq - courtesy of "Culture of Life" George W. Bush. There are over 1500 dead soldiers, 30,000 injured on the U.S. side, 100,000 dead and who knows how many injured on the Iraqi side.

Sunnye T said...

The two situations aren't comparable. Collin. Those who died in Iraq, Americans and Iraqis died so that others can live in freedom.
Each of those deaths enobles us.

Terri died because she couldn't speak up for herself. No one will be free because of her death -- and we are all diminished by it.