Thursday, March 24, 2005

Follow Up



This is a follow up to SoundBoyz previous post concerning the Terri Schiavo case. The following excerpts are from a story that was reported by The Associated Press. This is even more proof that Bush and Republicans in general are terrible hypocrites who have no idea how to run a country.

"Austin, Texas - The federal law President Bush signed to prolong Terri Schiavo’s life in Florida appears to conflict with a Texas law he signed as governor, attorneys familiar with the legislation said Monday.

"The 1999 Advance Directives Act in Texas allows for a patient’s surrogate to make end-of-life decisions and spells out how to proceed if a hospital or other health provider disagrees with a decision to maintain or halt life-sustaining treatment."

"Thomas Mayo, an associate law professor at Southern Methodist University who helped draft the Texas law, said that if the Schiavo case had happened in Texas, her husband would have been her surrogate decision-maker. Because both he and her doctors were in agreement, life support would have been discontinued."

"Bruce Howell, a private health law attorney in Dallas who was involved in updates to the state law in 2003, agreed with Mayo that Bush’s signing of the federal law appears to be inconsistent with his actions as governor."

So there you have it. Now the first questions that comes to my mind is, who is influencing Bush to make this decision? The question is obviously rhetorical, it is the people who butter his bread, the religious right. The precedents being set by this President are dangerous. This is another major issue in wich the government is trying to have more control over. But of course all the religious right cares is gay marriage and less gun control. "God bless America, and no place else"

6 Comments:

Blogger soundboyz said...

Whattup MacQ.....Nice to see you posting again. Everybody's been asking about Xplicit . What's up with dude? I hope everything is good with him.If you talk to him , tell him that people are WORRIED sick about him.

That was a nice post Macq. I mean that was right on target!!I agree with everything that you mentioned!!!! I guess people can see the truth through all that bullshit!!!!Look out for Imara, she and I have teamed up on a new blog. She's got something on this issue also. i think she's going to post it tomorrow. Definately look out for that.

I hope you're doing well. I know you said before that school was kicking your ass. Just hang in there and focus on what's really important, not what others are trying to make important!

Peace!!

2:48 PM  
Blogger Nzyme said...

G'Dubbya=Pinocchio Enough said.

8:27 PM  
Blogger macq said...

Yea thx, its nice to be blogging again. My spring break started today, so i have a week and a half of free time so i hope i can do more.

About Luis im not sure. I think i remember him telling me that he was headed back to Guatamala for a minute. But i havent talked to him in a couple of weeks so I dont know if he left already, if at all.

But yea I hope we can get this blog back on track, and Ima go check out Irmas.

10:27 PM  
Blogger soundboyz said...

True.....Yea Well I'll still contribute here even though I started a blog with Imara not Irmas(don't let her see that). And when you talk to Xplicit again, ask him "how are things in Guatamala"?

10:20 AM  
Blogger Imara said...

LOL!! "Irmas"... Macq, I've been called a lot of things, but I must admit, that one's a first!

Good post. It's amazing how most people are on the same page with this issue, and many others!

It's a wonder King Idiot got re-elected! ...Oh wait, I know... Diabold! Soundboyz, I just might have another topic to rant about!! I don't think they're ready though. LOL!!

11:59 AM  
Blogger soundboyz said...

>Diabold! Soundboyz, I just might have another topic to rant about!! I don't think they're ready though. LOL!!

Yes .....rant!!!!! We are all ready!!!Please Imara.

1:41 PM  

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