Thursday, June 07, 2007

Liars, Damned Liars, and Raising Dough ... er, "Raising Kaine"

Well, the boys and girls at Ranting Kids ... er, Raising Dough ... er, Raising Kaine are at it again.

What is "it," you ask.

"It" is lying, of course. At this post, Lowell asserts that "... expanding stem cell research is supported by an overwhelming 72% of Americans, with only 24% opposed. " Fair enough. But Lowell goes on to say that"In other words, this [the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act (S. 5)] is overwhelmingly supported (3:1) by the American people."

But, as Keith Jackson used to say, "Whoa, Nelly!"

How does one go from support for "expanding stem cell research," which was supported by the linked polling data, to "overwhelming[] support (3:1)" for federally-funded stem cell research?

Of course, one doesn't. After all, polling data also demonstrates --- sad to say --- support for at least first-term abortion on demand. Nevertheless, when asked about Federal funding, overwhelming majorities oppose federally-funded abortions. And contrary to Lowell's claim, no national poll has ever demonstrated majority support for federally-funded embryonic stem-cell research.

But I've got a real cause and real polls for the far Left.

Large majorities of Americans polled at various times demonstrate support for Federal Right to Work legislation, which would bar any requirement that an employee join or pay dues to a union as a condition of employment.

Of course, the problem (for the far Left) with such a law lies in the fact that it would remove a major source of illicit funding. For the far Left.

And why stop forced extractions for political speech when their allies on the far Left and in the media continue to clamor for restrictions on voluntary political speech?

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