Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Some Thoughts

Micheal Schiavo is smarter than O.J. Simpson and Robert Blake in dealing with estranged wives. Quite the technique, start a new life with a new woman and yet retain the right to come back and starve your ex to death.
Also Terri Schiavo's attorneys are guilty of an oversight. If they could have had her somehow kill 10 people, every Federal and Supreme Court Judge would be staying awake at night trying think of ways to keep her alive.

6 comments:

bridgesitter said...

Okay Cliff, I don't think that's a fair statement. Terri has been this way with no change for 15 years. I think it's her time for a rest. I mean seriously. Don't you think it's time she had a chance to meet her maker and get on with her life beyond the veil. I do. I'm thinking of Ralph's description of Vic's entrance into the Holy of Holies ~

my personal opinion of course....

Cliff Morrow said...

bridgesitter, if Marilyn would end up in that state she would want me to make that decision because I would be by her side to the end. FORSAKING ALL OTHERS...
If however, while she lay helpless, I obtain a girl friend and make two kids with her, and then after seven years 'suddenly remember' that my wife (whom I'd love to get rid of) said she didn't want to be kept alive by artificial means,,,then I think I've given up my right to call her my wife and make decisions for her.
That right to make decisions then clearly rests with the parents. If they want to keep her alive and start rehab for her (which by the way her husband has deprived her of) then they should, it's their decision.
Also, since she wasn't on life support, she is in no different position than millions in nursing homes across this nation who sit at tables in the dining room and need to have the food put into their mouths by the staff. If they have no one loves them, who has the 'authority', as in Terri Schiavo's case, then are we to assume that an angry daughter or son, or ex spouse can come in and order the home to stop feeding this person because they wouldn't want to live like this??
This case really points out the need to choose your spouse carefully and be very careful that they are of 'good character'.
My point is that Micheal Schiavo should not be allowed to make even one decision for the person he used to call his wife.
By the way, if a man did this to my daughter, it would also be in court, but not for this reason. She would have been given proper treatment from the start. Over someone's dead body.

bridgesitter said...

after your comment Cliff, I went searching for some answers. There are so many different view points on this. Where can I go to get all the facts? Some say he wanted pt for her, other's say he didn't. I want to read all the real facts, just the facts. The parents didn't have a say into getting her rehabilitated, why didn't they fight for that all those years? so much more I need to find out, I appreciate your view point and your expressions on that.

Cliff Morrow said...

I guess it doesn't fit my pattern of blogging and shouldn't have brought it up. But sometimes things start to overwhelm and there it is. I'll try to do better.

bridgesitter said...

No I'm glad you brought it up. I think these are good things to blog about. It got me searching and searching and searching. But I am done with that for awhile. I'm trying to organize all the crap I'm trying to sell, still can't find my dictionary. I am not normally a wishy washy kind of person, but hearing other people's viewpoints makes you think outside the box. Thanks

terah said...

This is a case where it's difficult to figure out the facts. Although I agree that it is important to choose your spouse carefully, I think this case shows how important it is to have a living will. Living wills don't solve every problem, but they are a good start.

And Cliff, it's good to include things that don't fit your "pattern of blogging"! I think the best blogs are the ones with the most variety!