Norm Olson, senior adviser to the Michigan militia and pastor of a strong right-to-life church in Wolverine, said Tuesday he had put together an unarmed coalition of state militias that were prepared to storm the Florida hospice where Terri Schiavo has been left to die, and take her to a safe house.
Olson said that last Thursday he phoned Gibbs’ secretary with a message that he had organized 1,500 to 2,000 militia members from Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida, Georgia and Michigan, who were ready to remove Schiavo from the hospice and take her in a convoy to a safe house.
“We would have overwhelmed the local law enforcement,” Olson said, adding the militias would not have been armed.
Olson said the other reason for the plan was to put Florida Republican Gov. Jeb Bush, the brother of the U.S. president, on the spot.
“He would have had to send in state police or the National Guard to turn us away,” Olson said. “None of us believe that he is helpless. He is the chief officer of the state and has the power of executive clemency. (Jeb) Bush was a liar when he said he couldn’t do it. He knows his office has to represent the people. And judges have to know they are not infallible. All this was thwarted by Gibbs.”
“We were just going to push people out of the way. It was the mood and the heartbeat of America,” he said.
“In reality there are four branches of government in America, and we the people are the fourth. That’s what our march was going to do: Show the American people that we were still in control.”
“We the people are the final judges, not the black-robed demons. I do not believe that 70 percent of the American people thought it was wrong for government to get involved. They turned around when they believed Terri Schiavo’s was a lost cause and wanted to be on the winning side.”
And just so you know where your president get’s those nifty catchphrases…
“We should all err on the side of life, whether it’s an unborn American or someone facing the end of life. The feeding tube is like an umbilical cord or premature babies in an ICU (intensive care unit).