Judge George Greer: Portrait of a Murderer

This is what a murderer looks like

James Atticus Bowden wrote a very moving piece at Chronwatch:

George Greer ordered the killing of Terry Schiavo to begin on March 18. Terry Schiavo will suffer a very painful starvation death. George Greer decides death. He denied six motions without access to hearing. Greer gets to kill Terry because he is a judge. And this judge’s bloody hands will make every official and citizen in Florida a Pontius Pilate.

Judge George Greer will kill Terry Schiavo as his exercise of ''choice.'' The law didn’t demand her death for a crime. A jury of her peers didn’t condemn her to capital punishment for committing a heinous wrong. A circuit judge finds her family’s pitiful appeal for her life tiresome. He orders her to die. Her life is inconvenient, perhaps incriminating for her husband, now that he has another woman and two kids. He won’t divorce her and give her parents custody as they beg for her life. They offered him all the insurance money, but Michael wants her dead. It’s his choice, adult abortion, and a pro-choice judge will oblige.

It doesn’t matter that Terry responds to people. It means nothing that no one else agrees that she wouldn’t want to live on life support. It’s less than nothing that she is Roman Catholic and Catholics from the Pope down plead for her life. It’s inconsequential that a woman suffering a greater disability recently woke up after 20 years. It’s worthless that studies indicate that persons in comas hear, feel, and know more than ever suspected.

Judge George Greer plays black-robed priest-king-god deciding life and death for a human being. Where is that power of choice in the U.S. Constitution or the Florida Code? Does Florida law say Pinellas County Circuit Judges settle traffic fines, domestic disputes, and “if a person is helpless, the judge can declare them worthless and end their life at the time of his choosing?”

Mr. George Greer will kill Terry Schiavo because no one will stop him. Judges built this power since Thomas Jefferson—who wrote the foundation document of the American Nation and understood its principles best—warned, “The opinion which gives the judges the right to decide what laws are constitutional and what not, not only for themselves in their own sphere of action, but for the Legislature and Executive also in their sphere, would make the Judiciary a despotic branch.” So, it came true from the late 1940s until the U.S. Supreme Court rewrote the Constitution, just made it up, to create a culture of death as ''the law of the land'' in Roe v. Wade (1973).

No federal or state legislature, or executive, stood up to the bullying judiciary. The politicians elected by The People didn’t limit the jurisdiction of the courts, abolish the courts and fix them, or impeach them – as the Constitution gives them the right, and duty, to do. The appointed politicians on the bench, and they are political animals, became corrupted by power.

Judges ban the free exercise of Christianity from public places and cleanse the monuments to the Judeo-Christian Ten Commandments with impunity. Judges play God if our rights are what judges say, not God-given. Who is going to stop them? Where are leaders who believe what Thomas Jefferson said, “A free people claim their rights as derived from the laws of nature and not as a gift from their chief magistrate. The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time; the hand of force may destroy, but can not disjoin them?”

The People must lead when leaders fail. Especially, if Americans believe as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “There are two types of laws: just and unjust. One has not only a legal, but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” This includes unjust judges.

The test for just and unjust laws isn’t the fact that a priest-king for Human Secular Totalitarianism, called a judge, says so. Dr. King said, “A just law is a man-made law that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is code that is out of harmony with the moral law.”

Gov. Bush: Grant clemency. Have state troopers protect Terry Schiavo--endowed by her “Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Florida Legislature: Impeach George Greer.

Florida Citizens: Demand action or lose your liberty to Judicial Tyrants.

All of America: You’re next.

About the Writer: James Atticus Bowden has specialized in inter-disciplinary long range "futures" studies for over a decade. Employed by a Defense Department contractor, he is a retired United States Army Infantry Officer, and a 1972 graduate of the United States Military Academy. He earned graduate degrees from Harvard University and Columbia University, and holds three elected Republican Party offices in Virginia. Contact at

Judge George Greer is a murderer that thinks he has a license to kill!