Tuesday, August 25, 2009

John Holdren, Science Czar

This is one of those Bookmark posts ... this blog is also here for me to log things I hear or read for future reference, and this is one of those posts.

Oh, remember how, because Mr. Evil BushHitlerCheneyHalliburton would only allow federal funding for embryonic stem cell research on existing lines? (Yeah, just federal funding. Private funding, even state funding ... not against the law at the federal level. Nor the research itself. And you could always even get federal funding for research on existing lines).

Well now that The Messiah, Barack Obama -- Savior of the Universe is president, and his administration is here to save us from those crazy religious zealots... you know, and base policy on science and not those pesky, arbitrary "morals" ... Science. So he's appointed a Science Czar. John Holdren. Who has written stuff like this:
"Individual rights must be balanced against the power of the government to control human reproduction."

"In the United States individuals have a constitutional right to privacy, at least to the extent that a woman has a right to choose not to have children. But that right's not unlimited. Where the society has a compelling subordinating interest in regulating population size, the right of the individual may be curtailed."
There. Don't you feel better now?

Oddly, the Constitution is also bereft of any "right to health care". But that doesn't seem to bother the administration at all.

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