Government in America Has Lost Its Moorings
25 March 2005
"The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government." 
--Thomas Jefferson
            The performance of the branches of government related to the well being of one of its citizens, Terri Schiavo
 is a demonstration that the government of these United States has lost its moorings in its founding principles. It should
 not matter what any other government or court is doing anywhere in the world to the actions of our American system
 for our ideals and principles were founded out of the failures of their systems. Indeed our activities in the care and 
provision for our citizenry should be the light shining on a hill for all of the rest of the world to set as their goal and 
standard for what is right.
            Our nation's Founding principle: "We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, 
that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the
 Pursuit of Happiness...." requires that we first of all and in every case must choose life. The simple reason for this
 is that without life none other unalienable right is pursuable. Players in the Schiavo case, whether it be officers of
 the court, such as lawyers, judges in the various judiciaries, or members of legislative and executive bodies have
all overlooked this in the pursuit of their own self interests.
            The case of Terri Schindler-Schiavo, being put to death by dehydration and starvation, under court order,
 has been an exercise in the struggle for power between the judicial and all other branches of government. It has
 also been the blatant display of people with power pursuing their own selfish agendas, using their offices to further
those agendas, instead of using what has been entrusted to them to protect this woman.
            There is an axiom in the American way of life that says each time a single citizen is diminished, all of us are
 lessened. I think that some in this fiasco are not only aware of this but have desired that to be the ultimate result
 because they are not only Terri’s enemy but also America’s. Why has not those wronged in the past cried loud 
and spared not less we forever lose our way?

            Jonsquill Ministries

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Buchanan, Georgia 30113