Bunker Mulligan "Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry." ~Mark Twain

March 31, 2005


Filed under: General — Bunker @ 12:41 pm

… from a friend, whom I have tried to convince to start a blog:

Terri Schiavo is now dead, slowly murdered at the hands of the American judiciary system, deprived of life in a hideous manner reminiscent of Nazis and Communists, a way most of us would not even treat a diseased rodent.

For once in my life, I agree with Jesse Jackson and Ralph Nader and a few other thoughtful liberals — this was unnecessary and shameful torture.

I have never been prouder of the Congress, and never more disgusted with the judiciary.

Terri, I hope and pray that you have gone to a better place. Rest assured, you certainly will never meet your husband, his lawyer, or any of those judges there.

–Arlan Andrews, Sr.


  1. I haven’t gone to the depths some have in procuring all the facts on this sad case but I have a hard time faulting the judges. They seem to be upholding the law, which is what it seems they are paid to do. Having said that, it is obvious that the laws need a thorough overhauling.

    Comment by Wallace-Midland Texas — March 31, 2005 @ 2:48 pm

  2. There should be a law that says NO living will, err on the side of life. I find it hard to add to what GW said today.

    I urge all those who honor Terri Schiavo to continue to work to build a culture of life, where all Americans are welcomed and valued and protected, especially those who live at the mercy of others,”

    “The essence of civilization is that the strong have a duty to protect the weak. In cases where there are serious doubts and questions the presumption should be in the favor of life.”

    Comment by Mr Bob — March 31, 2005 @ 2:56 pm

  3. Wallace, I’m with you on this. I hesitated even writing about the subject because there is so much we don’t know, no matter how closely we followed the case.

    Comment by Bunker — March 31, 2005 @ 4:00 pm

  4. Wallace and Bunker:

    Judge Greer has been miserable. The appellate courts above his level can only refer to the facts of his case and the legal foundation of his decisions. Their hands are tied.

    Greer, however, has been an ideologue for Terri’s death from the start. He’s disallowed evidence, refused to allow investigation, and bullied defendants’ attorneys away from filing suit.

    And he disregarded the instructions of the Congress and the will of the Florida legislature. He should be impeached.

    That these fellows so smugly sit under the mantle of upholding the law while refusing to extend to a poor victim the same right of de novus review of facts routinely granted to confessed murderers is scandalous.

    Ahh, I’m not going to go to far with venting my bile. You guys are good fellas.

    Comment by Paulie at The Commons — March 31, 2005 @ 7:52 pm

  5. I’m with Wallace on this one. I don’t know shit about this case, but I have a hard time faulting the judge(s).

    Having said that, I’m glad it wasn’t me, or I might be upset.

    Comment by Jackass — March 31, 2005 @ 8:07 pm

  6. No, Jackass, you wouldn’t be upset.

    Like Terri, you’d be dead.

    Comment by Arlan — March 31, 2005 @ 8:23 pm

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