Saturday, March 19, 2005

 

First victims

This is from TerrisFight.org, linked in my sidebar on the left:

A Matter of Life
The first victims of the Holocaust were not Jews, but the physically and mentally disabled. It seems that the Nazis developed their tactics and honed their murderous skills on those who were least able to resist before trying to exterminate all the European Jews, according to the BBC.

Good point. Very good point. And yet Ward Churchill gets paychecks while ranting that it's actually the right who are the Nazis, the "little Eichmanns." Seems to me that if anyone in the past week has shown how very like Eichmann they are--remember, Eichmann was the man who stood in front of crowds of prisoners and willy-nilly decided who was to live and who was to die--then it's Judge Greer of Florida.

Last night, Hugh Hewitt made an interesting statement that applies to this case. He said we should all vote every single judge out of office come election time. Whether or not we like them, whether or not we voted them into office to begin with. Because not one judge has stepped up to defend this woman's right to life. Not one judge has stepped forward and demanded she be given Constitutional rights, the same rights given to each and every death row inmate. Not one judge has said "You know, if we're gonna make a mistake, let's err on the side of life." If anyone is participating in an atrocity through complete lack of backbone, it's the judicial system of this country.

We must be very careful how we proceed, because if we're willing to kill Terri--who does respond to people around her--then we will soon be willing to kill anyone with any kind of disability whatsoever. And then Ward Churchill will actually be sort of correct when he says that we are guilty of murder through our own inaction.

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