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December 07, 2005
Ultimate double speak...
Filed in: Bioethics, Current Affairs, Politics

Haleigh

You've perhaps heard of the plight of little Haleigh Poutre who lies in a coma, possibly beaten by her adoptive mother (who - now dead - had apparently participated in a murder/suicide) and her stepfather.

The courts have decided that she will be taken off of life support - her two doctors agree with this action but are split over whether her feeding tube should be removed. Her stepfather is fighting this - and the media, having convicted him (without a trial) of beating her, questions his motives because if she dies he could be charged with murder.

This is an incredibly sad situation - and is another bellwether for our culture.

That we could have public discussion that presumes no innocence on the part of a man who fights for the life of his daughter and at the same time holds no culpability for a court system and those who have taken the Hippocratic Oath who have bound themselves to remove her life before the conclusion of any trial, demonstrates how far our culture has gone down the slippery slope.

When we abdicate life and repudiate the fundamental meaning of language that distinguishes between justice and murder and makes those terms synonymous, we have indeed fulfilled Orwellian prophecy.

And the media backdrop for this is "Save Tookie". We are slow to mete justice to evil wanton murderers and quick to sacrifice the innocent. How low, how very low we have come.



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Orwell is here in our courts, and worse, in our schools. Right is wrong, but wrong is right. In Texas we are still executing murderers, but slowly, many years after their sentencing. I hope Gov Arnold does not cave in.

Posted by: TomR at Dec 7, 2005 3:31:26 PM

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