Although the women of the United States are confined within the narrow circle of domestic life, and their situation is, in some respects, one of extreme dependence, I have nowhere seen woman occupying a loftier position; and if I were asked... in which I have spoken of so many important things done by Americans, to what the singular prosperity and growing strength of that people ought mainly to be attributed, I should reply, To the superiority of their women.

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Another Reason Charlie Crist is Slime

Bob Shiavo gives us his opinion of Charlie Crist here:
As most Americans know, on March 31, 2005, my daughter, Terri Schindler Schiavo died of starvation and thirst after having her feeding tube removed by court order. The sad chain of events that concluded with Terri’s death ignited a media firestorm nationally and internationally. What few saw or heard was the callous inaction of aspiring governor Charlie Crist.
Florida Atty. Gen. Charlie Crist let my daughter die. He had it within his authority to save her life, but he turned a blind eye to her suffering. Even worse, he worked to ensure her death.
Terri lived in a neurologically compromised state for reasons that are still unknown, and my family wanted nothing more than permission to care for Terri for the span of her natural life. We were denied.
 I started reading blogs to find out what was going on with Terri. I remember following the now defunct Empire Journal, which always had the scoop on the Shiavo drama. I remember them saying that Terri was a test case for euthanasia proponents  and Crist was complicit in that, getting campaign contributions from pro-euthanasia hospice programs. I can't remember, but maybe some of you super-sleuths can enlighten us on the details.

1 comment:

  1. I read today at TCL's that he has removed the pro-life section of his website. What a scum-bag. It was confirmed for me when his Republican Congress passed an education initiative, but he refused to sign it. Some Floridians believe if Jeb Bush had endorsed him, he would sign. If not, he would not sign.

    He did not pass into a law legislation that would have held educators responsible for what they teach. Jeb did not endorse him.



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