From Sounding the Trumpet (one wonders idly if the trumpet refers to gusts of flatulence sounding from one's ass):
George Greer seems to think that he is the High King, and everybody must obey his every word. He does not seem to realize that their is a difference between his position, and that of the Turkmenbashi (of Turkmenistan, of course he realizes that he has a different jurisdiction). Thus he struts about, ordering people to be starved to death, and law enforcement officers not to intervene.Judge Greer - who happens to be a devout Christian, someone who identifies himself as deeply socially conservative, and believes very much in the "right to life" (BIG reason for the quotes around that one) - DID interpret and defend the law.
If he was a simple justice, his duty would be to interpret the law, and to defend it, but he seems to think that his duty is to make it, and to tell all other leaders to obey.
I have little doubt that Greer the man probably wanted very much to rule to keep Schiavo alive regardless. But the Greer the judge knows the law, interpreted it correctly, and acted as he should. He's done so repeatedly (and his decisions upheld endlessly by courts both very similarly and far differently configured than his own) despite non-stop death threats and being forced to resign from his Southern Baptist church.
Would that the world and this country had more men like Judge Greer, who can feel passionately about something and still respect.
In fact, he would only be a poor, so-called activist judge had he ruled for the family given that his and other courts had deemed the husband the fitting guardian of this woman. I think watching what her family is willing to do - flaunting law, invoking phrases like "judicial homicide, and parading endless strangers in and out of her room - may give us some insight into why the family never managed to get any custodial rulings on their behalf despite their endless access to courts that - in fact - should not have considered the same case over and over again.
Odd, too, that when courts were stopping and intervening endlessly when the feeding tube was removed before, when there was NO legal precedent for doing so, the Rabid Wrong didn't mind Judge Greer (and I didn't hear so-called liberals shouting for the man's death then while so many on the "right" ::cough:: are now). Only now, when he's properly respecting the law he's charged to handle, has he become an "activist", the antiChrist, and an unholy ruler.