"No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine." - - - William Blum

March 25, 2005

Schiavo case ferments possible civil disobedience?

Apparently "Priests for Life" thinks we should use civil disobedience (which can lead to deaths) to save Terri Schiavo's body (emphasis added):

To: National desk, Religion reporter

Contact: Jerry Horn of Priests for Life, 540-785-4733

WASHINGTON, March 25 /U.S. Newswire/ -- In response to the latest denial of the Federal courts to save the life of Terri Schiavo, Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement:

"No court, either in the United States or anywhere else, has the authority to authorize the starvation of a human being. Exactly ten years ago today, Pope John Paul II issued the following words in his document "The Gospel of Life": 'Laws which authorize and promote ... euthanasia are ... completely lacking in authentic juridical validity. ...A civil law authorizing -- euthanasia ceases by that very fact to be a true, morally binding civil law' (no.72).

"The Terri Schiavo case has demonstrated that we are being governed by un-elected judges, and that the legislative and executive branches of government lack the will to stand up to them when they authorize acts of violence. The matter, therefore, now rests with the people. When government fails to protect life, the people must do so directly. Today must mark the beginning of a new era of civil disobedience and conscientious objection, with simultaneous, determined efforts to curb the authority of the courts and restore government to the people through their elected representatives."

Wow, and here I always thought we progressives would be the spark for the revolution.

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