Skip to comments.No "Presidential sleight of hand" on stem cells
Posted on 11/10/2008 4:40:35 AM PST by hocndoc
"The Wicker-Dickey Amendment cannot be changed by Presidential sleight of hand or wave of pen."R. Alta Charo, World Stem Cell Summit, Madison Wisconsin, September, 2008 See video, at time marker 11:18/01:01:29.
John Podesta, the founder of the Center for American Progress and the leader of the transitional team for the newly invented "Office of the President Elect," told Chris Matthews of Fox News Sunday (transcript here) that Barack Obama intends to do what he can to change the US policy on "stem cells" by the use of the Presidential Executive Order (EO).
In light of current law (the Dickey Amendment) and regulations that seem to require legislation such as that vetoed by President Bush last year, some may join me in wondering how much the new President will actually be able to accomplish by the use of EO's.
In fact, according to one of the original members of the CAP's Progressive Bioethics initiative, R. Alta Charo, a lawyer with quite a bit of experience in this sort of law, it won't be as easy as Mr. Podesta said. Ms. Charo made the statement above as a keynote speaker for the program at that World Stem Cell Summit that I mentioned in September.
Videos of much of the program can be found here.
She's one of the "ethicists" which were the impetus for my Blog's keyword, "Ethics for sale." and the article, "Ethicists for hire." The Center for American Progress has been kind enough to put their (Podesta's) agenda on the front page of their website.http://www.americanprogress.org/
Silly rabbit, LAWS are for conservatives who actually respect them!!!
These were the same people screaming bloody murder that the president had too much power.
We ain’t seen nothin’ yet.
From that same panel of the conference, one “Jewish ethicist,” Laurie Zoloth, said that the conservative deregulation caused the economics crisis because the liberals and progressives were too accommodating about the economic theory. The progressives need to be bolder about the enlightenment and the idea of entitlement.
She hates the free market, demands more regulation (seemingly ignorant that Dems and “Progressives” blocked regulation of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
She doesn’t believe that the future is “infinitely expandable,” either. She argues against the idea that money can be earned without someone losing. At least she’s admitted that there have been no cures from embryonic stem cells.
She acknowledging her stupidity, writ large.
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