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Equally alarmed

By Diogenes (bio - articles ) | Apr 02, 2005

Opening of ABA President Robert J. Grey, Jr.'s letter to the rank and file:

As members of the legal profession, I know you share my concern over the public's misunderstanding of the judiciary's role and the politically motivated criticism of the judiciary stemming from the Terri Schiavo case, and are equally alarmed about the murders of Judge Lefkow's family members in Chicago and the attacks at the Fulton County Courthouse in Georgia.

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  • Posted by: The OX - Apr. 04, 2005 7:42 AM ET USA

    To access ABA President Robert J. Grey, Jr.'s letter go to http://www.abanet.org. His email address is. rgrey@hunton .com American Bar Association 321 North Clark Street Chicago, IL 60610 312.988.5000 American Bar Association 740 15th Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20005-1019 202.662.1000

  • Posted by: John J Plick - Apr. 03, 2005 3:01 PM ET USA

    At the risk of being offensive to some ot the commentators, WITHDRAWAL is NOT the answer. When Christians withraw, lthey only increase the concentration of evil... and practically deny the reality of the Incarnation, that is the Second Person of the Trinity, Who left Heaven to come into a sinful world to save us.

  • Posted by: The OX - Apr. 03, 2005 1:04 PM ET USA

    The ABA lost membership when they declared their pro choice pro abortion position in 1992. They are now in favor of stem cell research. HOW CAN A CATHOLIC CHRISTIAN ATTORNEY pay dues to the ABA ?

  • Posted by: John J Plick - Apr. 02, 2005 4:33 PM ET USA

    I still maintain, these judges and lawyers maintain for themselves the "constitutional" "right to kill" not only the innocent afflicted, that is the unborn, the disabled and the elderly, but ALSO ultimnately anyone who would attempt to defy their practical dictatorial authority. If armed men had stormed the hospice to rescue Terri, would they (Greer and the others) hesitated in ordering the police authority to kill them??? And then they imply that we are the ones who would deliberately murder.

  • Posted by: John J Plick - Apr. 02, 2005 12:05 PM ET USA

    Christians who do not realize the terrible depth of the hatred of the Devil for their Bodies and their Souls (made in the Image and Likeness of the God Whom he rebelled against and betrayed) are at a terrible disadvantage. This man's comments, this "attorney's" comments, reflect nothing less than the malignancy of the Devil who most certainly is influencing him. Thsi IS NOT a parlor discussion, gentlemen. They KILLED Terri..., What else, Phil, do you think your colleagues are capable of???

  • Posted by: Sir William - Apr. 02, 2005 11:18 AM ET USA

    "Misunderstadings about the judiciary's role"? Oh, sorry. I had always been under the impression that judges were to interpret law, and seek justice in the process, not torture & murder innocents under the guise of the law. "Politically motivated criticism" ? I think not. How about good, old fashioned contempt for utter evil.

  • Posted by: John J Plick - Apr. 02, 2005 11:02 AM ET USA

    President Robert J. Grey, Jr is basically slandering Christians and their beliefs by implying that they are "politically motivated..." (whatever that means in life or death situations) and even potential murderers (by the associated comment in the article) whenever they protest against prevailing judicial opinion, however bizarre or unreasonable that view might be.

  • Posted by: - Apr. 02, 2005 10:27 AM ET USA

    Regardless of the laws of a particular State, it is totally unacceptable for a judge to order the execution of a person who has not been found guilty of a capital crime with due process of law. At the legal worst (forget about justice from any of our justice departments), the judge should have ordered the care facility to turn Terri over to her husband (and common law bigamist) and let him do the dirty deed he wanted. A jury could then decide whether he commited murder.

  • Posted by: - Apr. 02, 2005 10:08 AM ET USA

    I recently had the pleasure of declining an offer of membership in this organization. Along with the ACLU and similar organizations, the ABA is the legal community's contribution to the culture of death.

  • Posted by: Brad - Apr. 02, 2005 7:51 AM ET USA

    And so we see the roots of an imperialistic judiciary that runs the country. The question is will good men and women rise up to stop it or will we fade into the oblivion of another great country gone morally bankrupt.

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