Make no mistake about it. Bush's veto against stem-cells research today will directly result in the deaths of tens of millions of Americans fighting heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimers, etc.
This is their and our best hope. But Bush's lethal veto will set back the advent of cures -- which stem cell research promises to deliver -- by all too many years.
It will be just too late for tens of millions, perhaps hundreds of millions, of Americans.
So if you or a loved one has cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer's, Bush is telling you to Drop Dead!
We desperately need a political party and government which supports stem cells research 100%. And is willing to open wide the federal funding spigot for it. In a sane, rational, really pro-life society, saving countless millions of American and human lives worldwide would and must have a supremely higher priority than invading and occupying Iraq, a hellhole of no strategic importance to us whatsoever.
Both houses of Bush's Republican-controlled Congress passed this law. But this usually rubber-stamp Congress cannot even muster the required vote to override a lame-duck "president" veto. Congress cannot stand up to a "president" with approval ratings near Nixon's when he was about to be impeached. No it can't even override this death-meting veto even when over 70% of the voters are on their side!
History will be unmerciful on Bush's veto today. But what does his veto, the first he has ever had to use against his docile Congress, show?
1) Bush and the Religious Right are not pro-life as they claim, but Pro-Death.
Can any reasonable person still believe that Bush and his Religious Right care so much about a few cells when they don't care about grown, absolutely living and alive humans? Like you, your loved ones, and your friends. Surely, Americans have been conned long enough.
2) There is such a thing as The Death Society, and Americans live in one.
And the United States is the foremost Death Society on the planet. This despite the yearnings of many Americans to stay young, stay healthy, stay alive. (The ImmorTalist Manifesto points this out and explains it.)
Americans who are fighting and dying of cancer, heart attacks, heart failures, diabetes, strokes, Alzheimer's couldn't care less about Iraq.
They know the real terror. And it's not Sadam. And they deserve a government that will fight The Real War on The Real Terror.