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Activist Judge Greer plays 'God' as arbiter of life and death

"No one can be the arbiter of life except God himself."[1]

By Barbara Kralis
February 28, 2005
Barbara Kralis, all rights reserved.
For Catholic Online 2005

America suffers from the rule of judges supplanting the rule of law and the will of the people. Men in black robes, rather than legislators, are making and repealing laws. Man's laws and natural laws are being undermined not by legal reasoning but fiat.[2]

Let us look at the judicial homicide case of Terri Schiavo.

In 'virulent judicial activism,'[3] Circuit Judge George Greer of Pinellas County, Florida has recently stated he is no longer "comfortable" in granting Terri Schiavo another 'stay of execution.'

And so, activist Judge Greer next issued a court order mandating that on March 18, 2005, Terri's palliative care, which is ordinary 'nutrition and hydration' (also crudely known as a 'feeding tube') will be removed, commencing her most painful death by starvation/dehydration.[4]

It is important to understand that a person's 'nutrition and hydration,' whether they are sick or dying, is palliative [normal] care. It is certainly not extraordinary care, as many 'right-to-die' left-leaning judges, attorneys, and the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops wish us to believe. Contrary to what Terri's own Bishop Robert Lynch[5] falsely teaches, the Vatican teaches that 'nutrition and hydration' can never be withheld [see Pope John Paul II teachings below].

Earlier this year, in a 27-page brief, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, on January 21, 2005, asked the U.S. Supreme Court justices to review and reverse the Florida Supreme Court's Sept. 23 ruling that struck down Florida's "35E Bill - Terri's Law" as unconstitutional. Bush's attorneys argued that the lower courts had denied federally protected rights to due process and equal protection.

Three days later, the nation's nine top justices declined to review the Florida Supreme Court's rescission of "35E Bill - Terri's Law." Gov. Bush vows to continue pursuing all legal options available to him before the March 18 death knell.

Activist Judge Greer has subverted the law by rejecting mountains of evidence and medical information that would have saved Terri from husband Michael and attorney George Felos' suspicious quest to have her murdered. Under Greer's liberal judicial rulings, Terri has been denied her Constitutional right to life and lawful due process.[6]

Subsequently, Judge Greer, the evil facilitator, wrongfully serves as 'God' and arbiter of Terri's life and death.

Is it possible that a criminal case can be made against Michael Schiavo, Attorney Felos, and Judge Greer for 'conspiracy to commit murder?'

Concerning the decades-long despotic exploitation of power by activist judges supplanting the will of the people, outspoken and fearless Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia wrote:

"The Court must be living in another world. Day by day, case by case, it is busy designing a Constitution for a country I do not recognize."[7]

Justice Scalia, a Roman Catholic, whose jurisprudence emphasizes the original meaning of the Constitution and its literal wording of statutes, calls himself a Constitutional 'textualist.'[8] He recently said his colleagues might soon discover a right to assisted suicide between the lines of the text of the Constitution:

"We're not ready to announce [euthanasia] right now. Check back with us," he sarcastically warned.

Another [former] judge who also advocates original or textual interpretation of the Constitution is former U.S. Solicitor General[9] and U.S. Attorney General Robert H. Bork. In his new book, Robert Bork, describes the judicial oligarchy[10] enforcing a new ideology that he calls "lifestyle socialism."[11]

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