Now You Know

No, by the grace of God, you will NOT plead ignorance. You will NOT testify that you never knew any better because no one ever taught you anything better. You will not plead that you were never told.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Statement on Terri Schindler-Schiavo from The New Pantagruel

The New Pantagruel has issued an Editorial Statement on Terri Schindler-Schiavo. The following is excerpted from it because it says what I have been waiting to see someone have the courage to write:

It now appears that all legal recourse to save Terri’s life has failed. As Terri’s family and millions of people know, the State is wrong. There is a higher law. If last ditch efforts in the Florida Legislature and the United States Congress also fail, and the administration of Governor Jeb Bush fails in its duty to uphold the higher law, those closest to Terri—her family, friends, and members of their communities of care—are morally free to contemplate and take extra-legal action as they deem it necessary to save Terri’s life, up to and including forcible resistance to the State’s coercive and unjust implementation of Terri’s death by starvation. The Christian community and all people of good conscience, rather than accepting the State’s actions with the small consolation that “everything that could be done was done,” should acknowledge the true horizon of morally acceptable responses, and should actively encourage and support all such responses when taken by those with immediate responsibility for Terri’s care and wellbeing.

[Emphasis mine.]

Hear, hear! This is a voice of reason in a tumultuous sea. We must not, we cannot allow Terri Schiavo to be murdered. The "state" is not God.

You've been told and NOW YOU KNOW.