What Every Conservative Needs to Know About Embryonic Stem Cells

March 12, 2009

When President Obama lifted President George W. Bush’s ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cells, it has come to my attention that there’s a lot of confusion regarding the process of harvesting these stem cells, the effect of the President’s action, and the differences between embryonic and adult stem cell research.   Hopefully I can hold your attention long enough for this to be valuable to you.  Bear with me, the science may be a little boring for some of you, but this is valuable information you need to have in order to better articulate the conservative position on embryonic stem cell research.  My opinion on the matter will follow.

When talking about embryonic vs. adult stem cells, most people understand the key differences in where these cells come from, but a few misunderstand the process by which embryonic stem cells are harvested.  Let me make this first point clear; Embryonic Stem Cells DO NOT come from aborted fetuses.  I always cringe when I see pro-lifers argue that embryonic stem cell research encourages women to have abortions because those women will feel like they are doing something to contribute to finding new cures and treatments for debilitating diseases.  I think a better argument is to point out that by endorsing and funding this kind of research, the government (and those who support embyronic stem cell research) devalue human life.

Now, the science part…

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Liberals to America: “You’re too stupid to understand healthcare, that’s why we need to do it for you”

September 17, 2008

It’s just getting more and more ridiculous every day. The media has become so in the tank for Obama that liberals now don’t have to worry about saying what they really think. With the MSM running cover for them, they’re free to spout their elitist views and explain to the American people why their government policies are necessary. Juss sit back and lissen to Dr. Tim Johnson ‘splain it on ABC’s “Good Morning America” fo us po’ stoopid folks. Hyuk!

“The idea that individuals are going to have enough knowledge and enough savvy and enough insight and, frankly, enough guts to make choices all by themselves is pretty much a pipe dream,” Johnson said.

I’ve known that this has been a rationalization for national healthcare for years, but I’m glad that Dr. Johnson just came out and said it.  It’s the same reasoning behind lots of other liberal-supported ideas. Welfare because you’re too stupid to get a job, Social Security because you’re too stupid to save for your retirement on your own, or more recently forcing banking institutions to give lower their standards for receiving a loan because you’re too stupid to improve your credit rating. Ohh, here’s another one I thought of…the Fairness Doctrine because we’re too stupid to make up our own minds and all we do is listen to what Rush, Hannity, and O’Reilly tell us to do.

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