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"From this hour I ordain myself loos'd of limits and imaginary lines, going where I list, my own master total and absolute, Listening to others, considering well what they say, Pausing, searching, receiving, contemplating, Gently, but with undeniable will, divesting myself of the holds that would hold me."

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Thursday, March 24, 2005

Evil Heart

Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin exsecution-, exsecutio, from exsequi to execute, from ex- + sequi to follow -- more at SUE
1 : a putting to death especially as a legal penalty
2 : what you can now have done to you in the United States for being unfit

I remember when Tampa Florida's Chamber of Commerce had a longstanding offer that if a person came there to vacation and the sun didn't sign during the day, they would refund that night's hotel stay.

Well, that city of light is now the site of one of the greatest travesties of justice that has ever occurred on United States soil, and I, for one, am ashamed.

I know you have been keeping up with the Terry Shindler Schiavo saga, which now appears to be coming to an unspeakably horrible conclusion. For those overseas readers who might have been out in the Gobi desert or something, the short version is that this girl in Florida has brain damage, either from a heart attack or something more sinister, and after seven years of her being severely disabled (but not in pain) her husband remembers that she said on the couch one day that she would not want to live like this. So he wants her feeding tube pulled. Her mom and dad go ballistic, rightly so.

Now here we are several more years later, after laws were passed and court after court has reviewed it. Regardless of her condition, the court decisions have been based on her "wishes" as expressed by her husband when he conveniently remembered that conversation.

Problem is, aside from a feeding tube, she's physically healthy. It's not like there's a heart lung machine or anything.

So the only way to kill her is to remove the tube and let her thirst and starve to death.

Right now, she is laying there, starving, wracked with thirst. She is no longer "not in pain." She is being slowly and methodically executed.

Her crime? Being mentally deficient and unable to take care of herself or express her own desires.

I thought the law erred on the side of life.

I was wrong.

Thomas Jefferson, look what they did to your country.

I better go practice my goosestep. Heil.

Anyone who sees and paints a sky green and fields blue ought to be sterilized.
--Adolf Hitler

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