Words of Solace or A Call to be Pro-active???

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  1. BillyMac

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    These are quotes from some following the death of Terri Schiavo. I ask the question, where do we go from here??? What have we learned and how shall we act in the future to make sure it doesn't happen again???

     
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    Just a few questions. And I don't mean them in any sense of being heartless.

    Where was the outcry when so many other non-named individuals suffered the same fate?

    Where was the outcry when Oregon passed it's death laws?

    Where was the outcry when Roe v Wade was passed by the courts?

    Where is the outcry when murderers and child molestors walk free?

    Where is the outcry when a lady is beat to death by her spouse or boyfriend?

    Where is the outcry when a child is mistreated by foster parents or even by their own parents?

    Where is the outcry when the mentally handicapped are shuffled off into no-mans land?

    I regret it deeply that our country long ago lost its moorings.

    Where do we go from here you ask? Not to the courts. Not to the Legislatures. Not to the President. But to our knees in repentance. Perhaps God will forestall the coming destruction this country deserves for these crimes upon the helpless.

    In HIS service;
    Jim
     
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    Well put Jim!
     
  4. BillyMac

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    The outcry here and now is against murder of a helpless defenseless voiceless disabled dependent person that didn't deserve to be starved and dehydrated to death.

    I'm sure that there are other outcrys somewhere for those others that you mention and if not why don't you start posting to those topics on your own if you feel led to speak out on those things.

    But for right here and right now, the outcry is here for this topic, if you don't mind.
     
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    Billy;
    I don't mind.
    You asked a question. I answered. You quoted it. then you ignored it.

    Where do we go from here you ask? Not to the courts. Not to the Legislatures. Not to the President. But to our knees in repentance. Perhaps God will forestall the coming destruction this country deserves for these crimes upon the helpless.

    In HIS service;
    Jim
     
  6. Dr. Bob

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    I think America has taken another step in judicial tyranny, the oligarchy of the judges.

    NO ONE jumped all over Jan 22, 1973, when the Supreme Court said it was wrong for each state to have a different rule about abortion. All figured something would be worked out.

    45,000,000 murdered babies later we look back at that 5-4 decision and shudder.

    We will look back at this decision as well.
     
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    I would certainly agree that renewed emphasis be placed on recognizing and preserving the sanctity of life. But there are political issues that must be resolved to make this possible. Most if not all of the Republican politicians who decried Terri's treatment voted for President Bush's bill to cut federal support for Medicaid by some 40%. Medicaid was providing a large part of the cost to keep Terri alive.

    You simply can't have it both ways. If we want to keep people alive for a long period of time who have medical problems like Terri's we have to be willing to support (pay) for their care. 40% of the people in the U.S. don't have medical insurance. This is probably going to get much worse as companies continually drop medical insurance for retirees. I'm familiar with AT&T. Does everyone know that a lot of companies like AT&T no longer provide medical insurance for their retirees? (In AT&T's case they haven't provided retiree medical for anyone who started since 1995.) That coupled with the Baby Boomer retirements will create a healthcare crisis in America. If you want to react in a Christian way to the issue of Sanctity of Life tell your representatives they must address this coming disaster.
     
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    Sadly, you are right, Dr. Bob. [​IMG]
     

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