After reading Cato’s post about the messiah approving federal funding of stem cell research, thereby increasing the number of deaths that will be laid at his door on judgment day, I went snooping around to see what I could see. All that I could see was the man contradicting himself left, right and center – all in the same speech.
Before I get to that, though, I just want to state that I’m 100% against federal funding of stem cell research. Then again, I’m 100% against federal funding of any research. But onward.
Before signing the death warrant, the messiah declared:
Many thoughtful and decent people are conflicted about, or strongly oppose, this research. I understand their concerns, and we must respect their point of view.
Isn’t that nice? What a nice, understanding man. But I didn’t quite understand how respecting someone’s point of view meant forcing them to violate that view, so obviously a new definition was required:
respect = you vill pay to do it my way
Then he continued: [emphasis added]
… The majority of Americans – from across the political spectrum, and of all backgrounds and beliefs – have come to a consensus that we should pursue this research.
… [to] ensure that scientific data is never distorted or concealed to serve a political agenda – and that we make scientific decisions based on facts, not ideology.
Ultimately, I cannot guarantee that we will find the treatments and cures we seek. No President can promise that. But I can promise that we will seek them – actively, responsibly, and with the urgency required to make up for lost ground. Not just by opening up this new frontier of research today, but by supporting promising research of all kinds, including groundbreaking work to convert ordinary human cells into ones that resemble embryonic stem cells.
No judgment calls allowed here. No moral dilemmas. This is all “scientific fact.” But what’s this?
And we will ensure that our government never opens the door to the use of cloning for human reproduction. It is dangerous, profoundly wrong, and has no place in our society, or any society.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think this statement is based on scientific fact. In fact, it sounds a lot like … well … ideology … or a moral judgment … or at the very least, a political decision that the people haven’t been sufficiently brainwashed to swallow this one yet.
scientific facts = my political agenda
Give the messiah points for multitasking, though. In just one speech, he covered both of these bases:
The LORD abhors the man
of bloodshed and deceit.