Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Principled?

Yesterday, "W" used the first veto of his ascension presidency to strike down legislation expanding embryonic stem cell research, even though 67% of Americans approve of this research (including 50% of fundamentalist and evangelical Christians), as do top scientists and majorities in both the US Senate and the House of Representatives. But "W", who swore on a Bible (not once but twice) to promote the general welfare "has had a clear principled stand on this issue since August of 2001 and he has made clear from the beginning that if this bill came to him he would veto it and so this is what he's going to do today," spokeswoman Dana Perino said.

Principled?

It's not ok to use cells from embryos in order to research cures for little things like cancer, AIDS, cyctic fibrosis, sickle cell, and alzheimer's, but it is completely acceptable, apparently, to bomb a nation that was no threat to the United States while sending thousands of Americans to their possible deaths - 2,554 as of this writing.

What principles could possibly back this up?

5 comments:

  1. wow,

    you don't like the president's priciples? are you un-patriotic? obvioulsy you don't support the troops.

    you're just like the Dixie Chicks - a treal patriot would refer to the Bible for the good, right answer.

    It's a very presidential thing to do.

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  2. Dop: Gotta disagree here. As a pro-lifer, embryonic stem cells ought to remain off limits if and only if getting them requires killing of an unborn child. The President did the right thing.
    The Iraqui War is a different issue. Bombing terrorists isn't the same thing as vetoing stem cell research!

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  3. Anonymous is a pro-lifer? Bullshit. A person who is "pro-life" would care about every single person. Why is it that the moment someone is born, especially if they happen to live in a foreign country like Iraq, that their lives are less important than a handful of cells in an American test tube? What convulated, Biblical logic is this?

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  4. Homer: The specific issue here is killing the unborn. BTW, the enemy in Iraq is the terrorist contingent. Also, did you notice my "if and only if"? CB

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