Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Had Enough?

Had enough? That's the phrase going around these days to describe the discontent (to put it mildly) with they way the country has been run (into the ground?) under Republican rule. Another sad example takes shape today. According to Karl Rove, President Bush will issue his first veto in office to prevent expanding federal funding of embryonic stem-cell research. "The president is emphatic about this," Rove said in the meeting Monday, according to a story posted on the Denver Post's Web site. "We were all an embryo at one point, and we ought to as a society be very careful about being callous about the wanton destruction of embryos, of life," Rove said. Callous and wanton destruction of Iraqi civilians and CIA non-official covers notwithstanding.

A few weeks ago the Senate put aside the nation's problems to try to amend the U.S. Constitution to protect the American flag from the non-existent flag burning epidemic sweeping the country. They failed this time but look for it again and again. Red, white and blue pieces of cloth (sometimes polyester - a desecration itself!) spun and sewn in China to create American flags has full White House support of protection through amending the constitution but trying to save people suffering from diabetes, alzheimers, Parkinson's, paralysis and a host of other cruel diseases gets a veto.

Think about that - colored cloth that when sewn together conveys an idea moves the government to try to "improve" the U.S. Constitution by restricting a right that almost no one exercises and scientific research we know will cure fatal and life-debilitating conditions gets a "no." Had enough? How about this? Veto the power mad and freedom-debilitating Republicans who love an inanimate object, the flag, more than they love actual people whose lives would be saved through stem-cell research. I know I've had enough.


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