Brad, please, I'd prefer that you didn't bring up DUE PROCESS right now so soon after our judicial branch has just sanctioned and carried out the cruel protracted killing of a disabled woman, a fellow American citizen, who was not terminally ill, who did not even meet the state of Florida's own definition of PVS, for whom there was only the hearsay evidence of her estranged husband and two of his relatives as to her wishes to die if she ever became dependent, (and yet the judge declared it a finding of fact, despite sworn testimony and sworn affidavits to the contrary by her family and friends, just one of many improper findings and other improprieties, such as his refusal 5 times to recuse himself when requested to by the family, in violation of Florida statutes) because they didn't believe that she deserved DUE PROCESS and were incensed that Congress, by the authority of the 14th Amendment, because of so many blatant irregularities in this case, asked them to investigate the facts anew and to determine whether or not the findings of fact had been properly arrived at before the death ORDER was carried out, the same courtesy given to a common criminal in this country. Her DUE PROCESS took a back seat to the arrogant egomaniacs' desire to exalt their authority against Congress. What about her DUE PROCESS, Brad?
Where are the voices of the liberal world about this?
Where are the voices of the idiots in Hollywood who hold fundraisers for a cop killer (Abuh Jamal) decrying the violation of his rights because he wants another appeal?
Where are the voices of those who had spasms over the rights of prisoners in Abu Ghraib and Guantonomo Bay?
Where are the voices of those screaming about cruel and unusual punishment concerning criminals?
Where are the voices of the feminist groups when a state allows an estranged husband life and death rights over his disabled wife?
Where are the voices of the folks who want to give us all free health care because they recognize the value and worth of the poor, the sick and the disabled?
Where are all the voices of those who advocated for embryonic stem cell research in an effort to help their favorite disabled person, Christopher Reeves?
NOTHING BUT SILENCE.
Except from the ACLU, who had been footing most of the legal bills in the effort to have Terri starved to death.
I'm sorry Brad, these people are not only from another planet but from another galaxy.
As for DUE PROCESS for the cast of characters involved in this case, I would think investigating them and bringing their behaviors to light would have to come BEFORE their receiving their DUE PROCESS.
And I'll ask you a question. If in the unforseen event that you found yourself with a brain injury and couldn't effectively communicate your wishes, and despite being so disabled, to your amazement you also find that you still have a strong desire to live and are bound and determined to fight to get better instead of being starved and dehydrated to death, despite what you may have previously thought that you would want under those circumstances, but you find now that you just can't speak to let anyone know about your wishes, even as you hear the doctor discussing your vegetative state, would you rather have me speaking to the doctor on your behalf or, oh, I don't know, let's say Nancy Pelosi?
Sorry for the sidetrack, Ali....back to Berger.