I just don’t know how libertarians are going to react to this:
Days after actor Michael J. Fox appeared in a TV ad urging Missouri voters to support stem cell research, opponents will unveil their own commercial during the World Series Wednesday night.
The Cardinals’ starting pitcher for Game 4, Jeff Suppan, is among several celebrities who appear in the minute-long ad. Others include Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner, Kansas City Royals player Mike Sweeney and two actors _ Patricia Heaton of TV’s “Everybody Loves Raymond” and Jim Caviezel, who portrayed Jesus in “The Passion of the Christ.”
“Amendment 2 claims it bans human cloning, but in the 2,000 words you don’t read, it makes cloning a constitutional right,” Suppan says in the commercial. “Don’t be deceived.”
Amendment 2 would provide constitutional protections for embryonic stem cell research in Missouri. The 30-second spot featuring Fox, 45, who sways uncontrollably in the ad due to his Parkinson’s disease, is actually a commercial for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Claire McCaskill.
But the Senate race and stem cell issue are intertwined _ McCaskill’s Republican opponent, Sen. Jim Talent, opposes the stem cell measure.
Such a dilemma- what is a libertarian to do when faced with this situation? I mean, on the one hand, you have a guy with Parkinson’s who has dedicated the last decade to raise money for the disease, someone who has studied the disease, and is convinced that embryonic stem cell research has a good deal of potential for a cure.
On the other hand, you have a MLB pitcher, a washed up NFL QB, and an actress, all of whom think that embryonic stem cell research makes the Baby Jesus cry.
I guess you will just have to vote against stem cell research and for the Republican, even if you ostensibly support the research, because of the sexual McCarthyism of the left.