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Tuesday, March 22, 2005

The Will of the People

Personally, I wish for her to have a quick and peaceful death. You may think the following is slanted, but it's not. It's quite difficult to find a poll out there that does not show most Americans think the feeding tubes should be removed and more importantly that our Congress and President are way out of bounds (to say the least).


ABC News

HCD Surveys - poll of U.S. Doctors

Fox News


Question 1: Based on what you have heard or read about the case, do you agree with the court's decision to have the feeding tube removed?

And what do our employees have to say?
The House and Senate leadership are committed to reaching an agreement on legislation that provides an opportunity to save Mrs. Schiavo's life.

- House Speaker Dennis Hastert and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, in a joint statement.

The president believes when there are serious questions or doubts in a case like this, that the presumption ought to be in favor of life.

- White House spokesman Scott McClellan.

To say that Congress should not get involved in situations where the lives of people are involved means that this body should go home and just fold up and leave everything to the executive and judicial branches. The Constitution specifically gives power to Congress to determine jurisdiction of federal courts. We make that decision. ... That decision is not subject to judicial review.

- Rep. Donald Manzullo, an Illinois Republican

All we're doing is seeking a federal review of what has happened in the state courts to ensure that all constitutional rights, all of the basic protections that we afford a criminal, have been afforded to Terri Schiavo as well.

- Florida Senator Mel Martinez, a Republican.

And this says it all...The will of the people at it's finest.....
It seems to me the presumption should be in favor of life, and not in favor of starvation. If this were your daughter and you had a situation where the husband was with another woman [and] has fathered two children by her, it would at least raise the question as to whether or not he's acting in the best interest of his wife.

- Rep. Christopher Smith, a New Jersey Republican