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FYI: I posted this on Thursday. LINK

Note from Dory: Beth, Doc Washburn, who owns the copyrights to this article, also sent it to me on Thursday as his entry for inclusion in the Bloggers' Best for Terri Schiavo, and I was happy to oblige him.

Paul Deignan

The Florida Constitution, as I read this excerpt, will not help Terri directly. However, it does give power to those who wish to intervene by otherwise unlawful means to "defend life".

It appears that the parents could remove Terri from the threat of her husband and the hospital to kill her. When I say "remove", I mean to physically remove her from Florida.

France might be nice.

That's what I would do under these circumstances.

Bud Brown

It isn't too late, yet. There are still solutions to this problem. But where has the moral courage of our Christian bloggers been? And where are those Christian people in Florida who will stand up in civil disobedience if necessary, to do the RIGHT thing, regardless of what the LAW says?

Sue Bob

I have been e-mailing Jeb Bush. Even after reading your post, I am confused about what, logistically and legally he can do. I want to include it in e-mails. I understand the post--but what could he actually do?

Can he call for a criminal investigation and take Terri into custody? Can he issue an executive order?


Sue Bob, I don't have the expertise to answer your question. (This post was written by a guest writer, by the way, so I can't agree or disagree with his conclusion that Gov. Bush can do something. I just don't know.)

But he sure raises some interesting questions. Just what are the options when the courts rule in a way that fails to protect a person's rights?

Paul, in his comment, suggests removing her from Florida. But can the parents really do that when they are not her guardian? I sounds like a good idea, but I have a feeling they wouldn't get very far.

It seems that at least someone ought to be looking into the situation that caused Terri's injuries in the first place, especially in light of the bone scan that shows she "has a history of trauma," including broken and injured bones all over body.


This was reported in the San Jose Mercury News today (3/26/05):

"For a brief period, local police, who have officers around the hospice to keep protesters out, prepared for what sources called a showdown.

"In the end, the state agents and the Department of Children and Families backed down, apparently concerned about confronting local police outside the hospice.

``We told them that unless they had the judge with them when they came, they were not going to get in,'' said a source with the local police."

Martin Luther King Jr.'s powerful words spoken long ago still are relevant today:

"I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."

Local law enforcement is taking orders from the Florida judiciary. America has not prepared herself to send her state or federal agents or military in a show of force to confront competing armed law enforcement departments, and no executive leader, so far, has shown the moral courage to order it.

Terri would have to be taken out of the United States, out of the reach of the judiciary. And until we get our judiciary back under our control no one will be safe, least of all the most vulnerable.

It's time we all wake up to this reality.


What happened to Terry was a shame. But seeing this is a place where scripture is important and quoted. You also need to know that Doc Washburn is no longer a talk show host has not been since 2004 when he was fired. It would be wise when someone like him submits an article that it should have been checked to make sure he was telling the truth and not a lie.

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