Two quick points on President Bush’s veto explanation, now that he’s actually used that power. (I know, I’m as shocked as you that it took him this long to discover a real power. With all the imagined powers he now has, you’d think he would’ve already burned through all of his real powers. Anyway…)
“This bill would support the taking of innocent human life in the hope of finding medical benefits for others,” Bush said at the White House, following through on his promise to veto the bill. “It crosses a moral boundary that our decent society needs to respect. So I vetoed it.”
First, if I was mistaken in my post yesterday, so is President Bush. Hopefully every Congressman who voted for the bill should call him out if he’s wrong. Otherwise, this is just politics as usual. Ahem…
Second, of all the reckless misadventures of the last 5½ years by the Congress and the Administration, this is the first to “cross a moral boundary that our decent society needs to respect”? Right. Perhaps the President needs a better moral compass, one that involves civil liberties and fiscal responsibility.
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As if rubbing the back of Germany’s chancellor Merkel wasn’t enough to tick me off (and completely creep me out), this statement raises my vegan hackles something fierce:
“As science brings us ever closer to unlocking the secrets of human biology, it also offers temptations to manipulate human life and violate human dignity,” Bush said today.
But it’s ok to manipulate the lives of animals (as sentient as humans, in my opinion) and violate their dignity? Because there’s plenty of federal money being shelled out for that.
You have to go to animals to find a problem with his reasoning? Animals are our food and where meant to be. Too prove this just look at our teeth, they do not look like a cow’s.
The true paradox is that he is so darned worried about the life of a clump of cells, but when it comes to fully formed lives, he beleives that we should just ship’em off to fight where ever HE wants to KILL something/one.
A real humanitarian this one is.
The only reason he is against this research and abortion is he needs bodies to stoke the fires of profit for his corporate buddies!
Look at our teeth, huh? Well if I look at capped Hollywood teeth, I don’t see any canines or incisors. I’m guessing that when you say “animals are our food and where meant to be,” you mean that we are meant to consume the flesh of animals in order to survive. That simply isn’t true, but thanks for trying to convince me otherwise! Have a nice day.
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