Friday, March 18

THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT!

President Bush, the most powerful leader in the world, has weighed in on the Terri Schindler-Schiavo legal controversy, and, as one might expect from a man of deep religious convictions, favors Terri's continued life, rather than her death at the hands of the courts.

"Yet in instances like this one, where there are serious questions and substantial doubts, our society, our laws, and our courts should have a presumption in favor of life," the president explained.

"Those who live at the mercy of others deserve our special care and concern," President Bush added.

"It should be our goal as a nation to build a culture of life, where all Americans are valued, welcomed, and protected – and that culture of life must extend to individuals with disabilities," Bush said.

How sad and utterly disgraceful that our elected legislators in Washington D.C. have failed to give the president the necessary legislation that he could sign into law today to preclude the beginning of the end for Terri.

I thank the president for favoring life and the protection of innocents and the handicapped. And I thank his brother, Jeb Bush, Governor of Florida, for his advocacy on Terri's behalf.

As for Judge Greer, he should be impeached. As for Florida and U.S. Congressional legislators who failed to act in Terri's favor, let's make sure all of us have long memories next time we're in the polling booths. And as for the many so-called "rights' groups" that turned a deaf ear to Terri's plight, theirs is a shameful indifference.