Of course I'm liberal, I believe in liberty.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Tear Down The Walls

From David in the comments: "I'm still unclear how the republicans are willing to tear down every check and balance? Seems if they wanted to do that, they'd order the national guard in there...instead of searching for any loop hole they can find."

From World Net Daily:
Religious and political groups are banding together to urge President Bush and his brother Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to use their executive powers to order police to take Terri Schiavo into protective custody.
That was news from World Net, here is some commentary:
If Gov. Bush will confront this evil by sending in the state police or national guard to protect Terri, he will be remembered for his courage and integrity. Moreover, his commitment to his oath of office and to protecting the citizens under his care will likely ensure him a successful run for the White House in 2008.
And Ann Coulter:
So how about a Republican governor sending in the National Guard to stop an innocent American woman from being starved to death in Florida? Republicans like the military.
And William Bennett:
It is time, therefore, for Governor Bush to execute the law and protect her rights, and, in turn, he should take responsibility for his actions. Using the state police powers, Governor Bush can order the feeding tube reinserted. His defense will be that he and a majority of the Florida legislature believe the Florida Constitution requires nothing less. Some will argue that Governor Bush will be violating the law. We think he will not be violating the law, but if he is judged to have done so, it will be in the tradition of Martin Luther King, Jr., who answered to a higher law than a judge's opinion.
Rumor has it Pat Buchanan supports this action as well, though I can't google up a quote.

I realize the Brothers Bush haven't taken this action. I'm just saying.

UPDATE: I missed a very important sentence in William Bennett's piece: "It is a mistake to believe that the courts have the ultimate say as to what a constitution means." If that doesn't scare you, you don't understand our system of government.