Thursday, July 20, 2006

Mugsy weighs in on stem cell research

As a leading social conservative and firebrand religious leader, I would like to commend President Bush for his veto of expanded funding for embryonic stem cell research. In a perfectly choreographed press conference Wednesday -- complete with crying babies to punctuate his every sentence about embryos -- Bush explained his compassionate conservative reasoning thusly: "In our zeal for new treatments and cures, America must never abandon our fundamental morals." Here, here, Mr. President. We must never forget that all life is precious. And although it would be nice if science could prevent my father from succumbing to the diabetes that took his grandfather's life last year or the Alzheimer's disease that now torments his grandmother, we must always remember just how precious life is. Besides, science is in many ways the enemy of theocracy. Though many scientists believe that embryonic stem cell research holds the key to curing dozens of diseases and improving untold millions of lives, we must balance that knowledge against our compassion for the embryos. And rather than use the cells from these embryos to further the dubious interests of science, we must respect their rights as citizens. We must ensure that these frozen embryos continue to be tossed into trash bins -- with dignity.

9 comments:

JMG said...

Amen, Mugsy, Amen!

Brody the Bulldog said...
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Brody the Bulldog said...

That's exactly it - besides, any real self-respecting scientist would be busy building techy gadgets for our convenience anyway. You know, like 'smart' toasters, video game systems, drone fighters and missle defense systems.

Boomer said...

You made me think Mugsy - thank you.

Tyler said...

Right on, Great One. Right on.

Duke & Gidget said...

We are with you Great One. Keep telling it like it is!

Ms. Mamma said...

Mugsy, the Chidler commends your subversiveness. Well said.

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

It is good to know that many of you also support this compassionate conservative policy.

Thomas Peterson said...

Right on, Mugsy. It's refreshing to have a president who is so respectful of life and willing to defend the hapless lives of those unable to defend themselves, whether it be through the use of his veto power, laser-guided missles and late-night bombings, ground troops, or, as a last resort, diplomacy. Every life is precious, indeed.