Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Democracy Inaction*

One Man, One Vote. He's the Man and he has the Vote.**

Opinion polls suggest most Americans back the research, which scientists hope will lead to cures for illnesses like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.

*Nicked with thanks from John Stewart
**Nicked with Thanks from Terry Pratchett


verbose verbal said...

For my shame I actually agree with Mr. Bush on this one. Why should humans be allowed to play god. Embrios are human life and destroying them is just immoral. It does bring up the issue of killing one to save the masses but it's never moral to deliberately kill - no matter what it is your are killing.

MattJ said...

I wrote a big rebuttal. Sufficve to say I don't agree that a cell can be called a human life - at best it is a potential life. Also the majority of stem cells are harvested from already aborted phoetus's. I don't really want to get into an abortion debate, I find the pro-life argument dubious at best and I am sure pro-lifers feel the same about me.

My point here is that democracy is about majority rule, not 'Majority rule so long as I agree with it'

MattJ said...

oh yeah,. the rebuttal was deleted - forgot that bit lol!

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