MUNCHENHAUSEN BY PROXY
The Law is only a means
to an end, it should never be considered an end in itself and certainly must not be made the supreme objective. Now you see the full tragic effect of removing the Ten Commandments from the corridors of the courtroom. Judge Roy Moore was crucified for placing God’s Laws at the center of his decisions, while Judge George Greer is applauded for following the perils of legal process. Terri Schindler
is no more Mrs. Schiavo than Michael Schiavo is still a faithful husband. The
mere presence of a shredded state marriage license has about as much weight as a ‘significant others’ partnership
certificate signed by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom. Allowing the State to
displace basic fundamental decency with its own form of malformed morality is a terminal disease. But that is exactly the modern day meaning of a society under law.
"The problems of two
people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world," but even Bogart knew the difference between right and wrong. So the death of one woman may not seem to be a big deal to the majority, especially
when each year, an estimated 46 million abortions occur worldwide. Even in the United States the value of a single life doesn’t
carry the same significance as when the culture was based upon civilizing principles.
Once a communal acceptance, this Christian Nation has degenerated into the repression of black robe ‘Jacobin’
despotism. The most fundamental purpose for any credible society is to value
life. A system that places interpreted arbitrary law above universal moral clarity
loses any claim of legitimacy.
The silence of the mainstream
is only superceded by the infidelity of most organized churches. What worth does
an ecclesiastical institution hold when they betray the very essence of their avowed doctrine?
Intimidation is no defense for their acquiescence to a debauched ethic. The
neo-clergy in this perverted social scheme has the judge as priest, the appeals tribunal as bishops, and the Supreme Court
as the cardinals of a secular Pontifical Council. There is no Pope in this religion,
for the system is the deity and needs no single leader. The power for this Roman
-American Curia stems from the ability to force their dictates upon every subject under the guise of righteous law.
Let’s get the basics straightened
out once and for all times. For a law to be valid it must reflect the consent
of the willing, be rooted in basic morality and be administered fairly and with consistency.
Laws are formulated by legislatures. In a genuine Republic, representatives
pass codes of conduct to maintain a just civil order. Representation ought to
replicate community interests. Rules ARE the law.
Judges are NOT empowered to make, ignore or defy these ordinances. Interpreting
what a law means is NOT a valid function of a court. Simply stated the ability
to construe their significance is the supremacy to rescind their meaning. In
its most pernicious form of interpretation, quasi laws are created out of the perverse precedents that are designed to invent
social policy that was never voted upon by a legislature.
Tyranny surely can be practiced
by a legislature and certainly has been the norm for most executive branches, but the oppression of the courts is the greatest
injustice of all. The very body that is supposed to dispense justice has the
charge of exercising wisdom of judgment. With the contemptible elevation of courts
to the role of gatekeepers for a select and privileged segment of attorney elitism, judges have systematically seized the
pivotal position of final arbitrator. Such madness has been fostered as a legal
brief of conclusiveness, instead of bona fide relief. Individual citizens are
betrayed and sacrificed as the price of social order.
This dreadful condition of the
current state of the law, demands a cleansing bedlam to rid ourselves from the anarchy of the judges. Void of moral purpose is the attribute most respected within the legal community. A person has nominal value, while the law is held in esteem. A
client is expendable, while the law is indispensable. If the lies of the adjudicators
are to be believed, we should be living in a society where social justice is dispensed because of adhering to the law. Such disingenuous practices of deceit have real world consequences. Terri’s premeditated slaying is Michael’s reward for petitioning the courts to expand the reach,
scope and power of the magistrates.
A society that accepts the collateral
damage of so many innocents in the defense of empire, surely can’t be expected to care about a disabled woman. The primary responsibility for her murder rests upon Michael Schiavo and Judge George
Greer. It sounds like Schiavo has an offshoot version of Munchenhausen by
Proxy Syndrome - some way to draw attention to himself. Pretending that Terri
is terminally ill and possibly causing her real injuries because he likes the attention he receives from the doctors, media
and courts. On the other hand, Greer’s arrogance precludes any additional
medical examinations and new tests that might risk his previous decisions be overturned.
Extraordinary means of life support
surely does not mean depriving the vital fluids of food and nourishment? Common
sense is a commodity in short supply in most courts. Consider the following from
the New Jersey Judiciary:
“On April 15, 1975,
Karen Ann Quinlan, 21, stopped breathing for at least two 15-minute periods, resulting in severe brain damage. She was eventually diagnosed
as being in a persistent vegetative state (PVS). She was maintained on a ventilator and fed through a feeding tube. Attempts
to wean her from the ventilator were unsuccessful. After the passage of time, her doctors concluded that she would not
emerge from the PVS. Her parents, after much agonizing, asked that she be removed from the ventilator. The hospital and her
doctors refused. Finally her father, Joseph Quinlan, petitioned a New Jersey court to order her removal from the ventilator.
The court refused. He appealed the case to the New Jersey Supreme Court.
In 1976 the New
Jersey Supreme Court ruled in favor of Joseph Quinlan on the basis of a "constitutional right of privacy," arguing that this
unwritten right "is broad enough to encompass a patient's decision to decline medical treatment under certain circumstances,
in much the same way as it is broad enough to encompass a woman's decision to terminate pregnancy under certain conditions.
In 1985, the
year Karen died, another case decided by the New Jersey Supreme Court removed the distinction between the "extraordinary"
means of a ventilator and the "ordinary" means of a feeding tube to sustain life.”
When judges dehumanize life
and are unwilling to distinguish between breathing on a ventilator and needing food fed through a tube, the certainty of your
own subsistence may well be at the whim of the courts! Allowing this kind of
tragedy to become the law only goes to validate the total collapse of morality within the legal system. Taking back legislative representation should start with refusing to vote for any candidate that is a member
of the bar. A concerted effort for limiting the role and rulings of judges needs
to be directed at the courts. Removing lifetime terms, and holding judges liable
for their own crimes is essential. The watershed issue of the 21st
century is the dictatorship of a phony legal system.
With Terri’s death,
there will be no salvation by adding your name to this new Schindler's List. Your
passage to safety requires the ejection of condescending judges by rejecting the axiom that the Law is supreme and above people. Only a moral standard of principle can and should be the replacement venue for immoral
arbitration. Adjudication by process is a guarantee for lawmaking from the bench. Have lawyers made your life better? Have
attorneys brought morality to our society? And have judges based their decisions
on justice or do they just keep appending upon precedents at the expense of the spirit of the law itself?
Let’s amend this formula
for a mistrial. The law would not save Terri, it was used to kill her with judicial
dispassion. The hoax of rule by law is degraded with every excuse that doing
one’s job means preserving the process while perverting the outcome. Threats
against the psychopath gigolo and the sociopath judge come as no surprise. The
culture of death that has been sanctioned by tribunals is coming home to the proponents of debauchery. The equity law is dead and deserves to be buried. Cremating
Terri will not cover up the crimes of Star Chamber jurisprudence. Even that vile
Tudor court could not administer death. Now that restraint has been set aside,
a totally innocent human being has been ruled to be valueless. The battle for
the hearts and minds of the American remnant will be fought on the grounds of morality.
The tyranny of the legal system can no longer be hidden from the public. The
culture of death under the law must be replaced with a civilization of life . . . based upon moral principles. Wisdom must be reinstated, and fraudulent process needs to be abolished.
SARTRE – March 29, 2005