Straight Up with Sherri

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Yeah, What he says ---->

This is a guest editorial by Dee.

There is still hope Congress will come through.
In the St Pete Times article, I love it where it stated that Felos sounded resigned to the fact politics could delay removal of the feeding tube. And his comment, "It's certainly disheartening..." makes me feel ill. He doesn't know the true feeling, Terri's family truly knows about what's disheartening.

I don't know why Governor Bush doesn't stay the execution (that's what it amounts to) and grant a full pardon or if not that, at least a conditional pardon - appointing Terri an attorney and setting aside time for new test, evaluations and therapy. If I'm not badly mistaken, he has the power and executive right to do so. Governors can set aside judicial results, if they feel that a travesty has been done, or that an injustice has been done.

If Governor Bush (and the legislature) believes the judge's ruling goes against the law and the Constitution, (even though it failed, "Terri's Law" says they do) he has the responsibility and is obliged by his oath to review Greer's judgment in light of the Constitution. He and two members of the cabinet (see Section 8. of the FL Constitution below) need to act now to save Terri. And then start proceedings (see Section 1 below) to remove Greer. This would be a separate action to the impeachment movement and what Mr Watts is doing with Art III, Sec. 17.

On the totem pole of power, it's legislative, executive and then the judiciary - Greer is at the bottom.

ARTICLE III
SECTION 17. Impeachment.--
(a) The governor, lieutenant governor, members of the cabinet, justices of the supreme court, judges of district courts of appeal, judges of circuit courts, and judges of county courts shall be liable to impeachment for misdemeanor in office. The house of representatives by two-thirds vote shall have the power to impeach an officer. The speaker of the house of representatives shall have power at any time to appoint a committee to investigate charges against any officer subject to impeachment.

ARTICLE IV
SECTION 1. Governor.--
(b) The governor may initiate judicial proceedings in the name of the state against any executive or administrative state, county or municipal officer to enforce compliance with any duty or restrain any unauthorized act.
SECTION 8. Clemency.--
(a) Except in cases of treason and in cases where impeachment results in conviction, the governor may, by executive order filed with the custodian of state records, suspend collection of fines and forfeitures, grant reprieves not exceeding sixty days and, with the approval of two members of the cabinet, grant full or conditional pardons, restore civil rights, commute punishment, and remit fines and forfeitures for offenses.

Apply pressure NOW on Governor Bush
and the Florida Legislature!!!!!

Posted by Right Wing Nut Job

2 Comments:

  • Where did that tip jar go? Also, the comments are very hard to post-often you have to wait and wait and try again.

    By Blogger jlfintx, at 4:48 PM  

  • Great observation, jlfintx. I will move the tip jar to above the blog list. It can be moved back South later.

    By Blogger Right Wing Nut Job, at 5:29 PM  

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