Scott Tibbs
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March 29th, 2005

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Did the Bush brothers abandon Terri Schiavo?

A lot of conservatives have been frustrated with what they see as inaction from President George W. Bush and Florida Governor Jeb Bush. Many, including myself, have called upon the Bush brothers to ignore court rulings and take steps to save the life of an innocent woman being tortured to death in a Florida hospice.

First, allow me to restate my position. The court system has ignored Terri Schiavo's right to equal protection under the laws, a right protected by the Fourteenth Amendment. Given that renegade "judges" have ignored the Constitution and have attempted to replace our constitutional republic with a judicial oligarchy, the Bush brothers are under no obligation to follow these "rulings". Jeb Bush could send in the state police or George Bush could send in federal marshals to save Terri's life.

I have repeatedly called on both of the Bush brothers to act like men and take the action required to save Terri, because the judicial system has failed to protect her. Instead, the judicial system has been a co-conspirator in the torture slaying of an innocent woman.

I do not, however, hold George W. Bush or Jeb Bush in low regard for their lack of actions. I think the Bush boys have been deceived about what the limits of judicial powers are. I think the Bush boys sincerely believe that it would be "illegal" for them to use the law enforcement powers at their disposal to save Terri's life. If either believed that they could save Terri's life "legally they would do so.

But while I think the Bush boys are reluctant to break what they view as the "rule of law", that does not erase my belief that they are wrong about this. The United States of America was never intended to be a judicial oligarchy. Instead, this nation is a constitutional republic where no one, not even judges, can ignore the law and the Constitution. Eventually, there will come a point where patriotic Americans will have to stand up and say no more to an out-of-control judicial system where justice is sacrificed on the altar of procedure.