In terms of corrupt, out of control judges, Mel Gibson is dead accurate. He notes that something can be done about judges if people really wanted to:
“What happened to just being a human being, you know? It’s nothing more than state-sanctioned murder. All the big guys, they all have their hands tied up by some tinhorn judge down there. Come on, when they want to whip a judge, they got no problem doing that. Look what they did to [Ten Commandments proponent Roy Moore] in a heartbeat. So they can do it if they want. They just don’t want to.”
Right on, Mel!
To refresh your memory, here’s what was done to Judge Moore, a good man, and true conservative, when he didin’t tow the liberal party line:
MONTGOMERY, Alabama (CNN) — Alabama’s judicial ethics panel removed Chief Justice Roy Moore from office Thursday for defying a federal judge’s order to move a Ten Commandments monument from the state Supreme Court building.
The nine-member Court of the Judiciary issued its unanimous decision after a one-day trial Wednesday.
The panel, which includes judges, lawyers and non-lawyers, could have reprimanded Moore, continued his suspension or cleared him.
The ethics panel said Moore put himself above the law by “willfully and publicly” flouting the order to remove the 2.6-ton monument from the state judicial building’s rotunda in August.
So when it comes to the Ten Commandments, the moral foundation of our laws and society, which moonbats find offensive, it’s ok to get rid of a judge. But when it comes to starving an innocent woman to death on the hearsay evidence of an adulterous husband with ulterior motives, everyone must kowtow to that monstrous piece of sewerage, Judge George Greer. Never mind that he blatantly ignored supoenas. After all a judge’s ruling is law, and we must always always abide by the rule of law, no matter what!
Alan Keyes sees grave consequences for us as a society as a result of Terri’s murder. In his view, people have substituted judicial authority for the moral authority coming from G-d. And he has a point. When it comes to driving G-d out of the public domain, it’s fine to fire recalcitrant judges. But if some piece of sewerage (in this case many pieces of sewerage) decides it’s acceptable to starve a disabled woman to death because of subjective issues like “quality of life” or because of what an estranged husband says, then it’s acceptable. Never mind that there was no will. We have to accept it since IT’S THE RULE OF LAW.
Keyes rightly compares Terri Schiavo’s murder to those of disabled German’s during the Third Reich:
Then, as now, the corruption of conscience began under the specious pretext of saving disabled people from the supposedly oppressive burden of living out their lives. By undermining the people’s sensitivity to atrocity against innocent, vulnerable individuals they prepared them callously to ignore and explain away massive atrocity against large groups and whole races and nations. If the death of one innocent helpless person counts for nothing because it is sanctioned by the formal appearance of legality, then the death of millions counts for nothing when it appears in the same disguise ? a million times nothing is nothing.
This is the calculus of evil. The judicially mandated murder of Terri Schiavo shows that it is already deeply in our midst. Already we find the guards who will deny food and water to those shriveling with starvation; already we find the jurists and media hounds who will order or advocate their destruction; already we find the public officials who acknowledge the injustice but do nothing, when their sworn duty is to defend and protect constitutional right.
As a result of this murder, many of you will no doubt have living wills made out. Yet Ace of Spades astutely (as always) points out that eventually those won’t even mean anything:
We’ve come to the point where you don’t have to execute a living will to indicate your intention to die when deemed inconvenient by your family. Henceforth, death is the default; you need to sign a living will to make clear your desire to live.
Although, who knows– somewhere down the line, I’m sure a clearly stated, signed, and witnessed “I would like to live” living will be invalidated on the say-so of a fled husband as well.
Ace also wonders what happened to the pro-stem cell research, pro miracle left on this issue:
Well? Are these medical miracles on the way or not? If they’re not, then shut up about stem-cells. If they are– why shouldn’t Terri Schiavo have had the benefit of being allowed to live until the coming of these medical breakthroughs we’re all so eagerly anticipating?
On another note, people have different ways of dealing with grief. There are some who harbor no hatred or resentment towards Michael Schiavo and George Felos, their rationale being that they’ll live with the memory of what they did the rest of their lives. More power to them, I guess. Personally, I can’t be so magnanimous. In my view, there IS a time for hate, and this is one of them:
“For everything there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven? a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.”
? Ecclesiastes 3
As I see it, if people don’t hate evil, how will they eradicate it from their midst, and protect innocent people?
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach lays out the defense for hatred perfectly:
Moral people, afraid of being poisoned by hate, are becoming indifferent to evil.
I have heard all the arguments repudiating hate. Hatred is evil. It is the cause of all wars. It consumes the soul of he or she who hates. Silly arguments all. Hatred is only evil when it is directed at the good and at the innocent. It is positively Godly when it is directed at cold-blooded killers, motivating us to fight and eradicate them before more people die.
Can a man love innocent victims without hating their tormentors? Loving victims might generate compassion for their suffering. But hating the perpetrators will generate action to stop their orgy of murder.
Exhortations to hate all manner of evil abound in the Bible. The book of Proverbs declares, “The fear of the Lord is to hate evil.” Likewise, King David declares regarding the wicked, “I have hated them with a deep loathing. They are as enemies to me.” Hatred is the moral response to those who have gone beyond the pale of decency by committing acts which unweave the basic fabric of civilized living. To encounter evil is to come under the injunction of never showing even a morsel of sympathy lest we weaken our determination to destroy it.
The demonization of hatred in our time has derived principally from liberalism for which toleration of nearly everything is paramount. Hatred of evil implies both the right to make judgments, as well as a belief in absolutes, both of which are anathema to liberalism. While it has some redeeming qualities, my foremost argument against liberalism is that it harbors no abhorrence or detestation of evil.
Looks like I’ll go right on hating all of those people that could have helped Terri, but didn’t.