An open letter to Wesley J. Smith:
|Wesley J. Smith|
Senior Fellow Discovery Institute Center for Science and Culture
Dear Mr. Smith,
I sympathize with the distress you expressed at learning you will have to financially contribute to your chief executive’s decision to provide $150 million to support embryonic stem cell research in the state of California.
“The people of my state--unfortunately--voted to financially support this research. I am now stuck having to help foot that bill. But at least people in other areas of the country who disagree won't have to open their wallets.”
As a supporter of Governor Schwarzenegger's decision I feel guilty that you will have to fund this research and I will not.
It is indeed troubling when a citizen is compelled to fund activities in a
US population is about 300 million,
ps: I'm not opposed to invading countries per se. I just find the activities of blowing people up with bombs or shooting them with big guns to be a morally and ethically questionable practice. As such it would be far better if such activities were funded with private money rather than government funds. Afterall, if Iraq were going to produce lots of oil wouldn't Exxon Mobil or Halliburton be paying us to take over the country? Entrepreneurs and venture capitalists have avoided this speculative and highly controversial
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