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Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Not all Pull-the-Tubers are Nazi-In-Training

--posted by Tony Garcia on 3/23/2005

People's Republic of Minnesota quotes an article whose support for letting Terri die is actually not a Nazi-In-Training arguement.

"Hard cases make for bad law." That is morally defensible by reasonable people...unlike the 'quality of life' crap that the Terri killers spout.

I still disagree, but it is at least a reasonable position and not one that mimics word for word the early Nazi mercy-killing justifications.

BTW, People's Republic of Minnesota has been torn on this subject and the points that are brought up on that blog are also very thoughtful. Kudos for the rational consideration.


Blogger Jeff Fecke said...

I quote noted liberal and Nazi sympathizer William F. Buckley, Jr.:

"But that question was not directly accosted by the judge, who said only that Terri's rights had not been abrogated. It was unseemly for critics to compare her end with that of victims of the Nazi regime. There was never a more industrious inquiry, than in the Schiavo case, into the matter of rights formal and inchoate. It is simply wrong, whatever is felt about the eventual abandonment of her by her husband, to use the killing language. She was kept alive for fifteen years, underwent a hundred medical ministrations, all of them in service of an abstraction, which was that she wanted to stay alive. There are laws against force-feeding, and no one will know whether, if she had had the means to convey her will in the matter, she too would have said, Enough."My sentiments exactly.

March 23, 2005  
Blogger Tony Garcia said...

And why do you think they should kill her? on what grounds?

March 23, 2005  
Blogger Jeff Fecke said...

Because she told her husband that she wouldn't want to live this way. Because a court heard testimony and determined that. Because the decision was appealed and upheld, appealed and upheld, and appealed and upheld, then Congress stepped in, and the case was heard, upheld, appealed, upheld, appealed, and upheld.

We are a nation of laws. Our courts function to determine the truth in difficult cases such as this. And the truth the courts have found--again and again--is that Terri Schiavo did not want to live via artificial means.

As for the ad hominem attacks on Michael Schiavo--until someone, somewhere comes up with evidence to substantiate any of the claims, I'm not going to give them much credence. Another noted liberal, John Derbyshire, stated that he'd looked at Schiavo's conduct and come to the conclusion that he was an average, flawed human being. Outside of rumor and innuendo, there's no evidence that he's anything but.

March 24, 2005  

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