Enjoy learning legal points providing clarity as opposed to partisan BS designed to inflame. Emphasis added, mine.
BTW, I also concur that any stem cell research should be in the private sector not subsidized by government funds. Remember the Nazis and their drive for a perfect human race? Better to keep it in the private sector away from politicians.
"MICHAEL J. FOX'S STEM CELL ADS
"In an attempt to elect more Democrats, Hollywood actor Michael J. Fox is recording campaign commercials for Democrats. The most-talked about one is in Missouri [watch it], where Republican Senator Jim Talent is running for re-election against Democrat Claire McCaskill. The polls currently show it's a dead heat, with maybe Talent up by a few points...but still under 50 percent. This is going to be a close one.
Enter Michael J. Fox.
Hollywood celebrities recording campaign commercials endorsing one candidate or another are nothing new. It happens all the time. But in this case Fox, the popular actor currently suffering from the effects of Parkinson's disease, has produced ads that are deceptive. The issue is federal funding embryonic stem cell research....and Michael J. Fox is the new stooge in the Democratic Party's campaign of deception.
Like a lot of Republicans, Talent is opposed to federal funding of embryonic stem cell research. Aided by the mainstream media, Democrats have been advancing the lie for several years now that if you're opposed to the federal funding of something...then that means you want to ban it. Not so...in fact, what administration has provided more federal funding for stem cell research than another other? Your answer: the current Bush Administration.
I admire Michael J. Fox. I admire his courage in facing this horrible disease. I, too, want to see more research in this area. I admit to having a problem with the taxpayers funding that research. Is it a proper function of government? Or of private research institutions? My big problem here is that perhaps these ads are convincing voters that the Bush Administration and the Republicans are somehow working for a total ban. That's just not so.
If there is so much promise and so many cures to be had from embryonic stem cell research, then there is absolutely nothing stopping private companies from pursuing it. Embryonic stem cell research is not illegal...never has been. It just the Democrats exploit people like Michael J. Fox to attack candidates opposed to federal funding. But don't believe the hype....embryonic stem cell research is not now, nor has it ever been, illegal."