MEDIA ADVISORY, June 13 /CNW/TRW/ — Ohio Governor Ted Strickland (D), in a bipartisan agreement with the Republican Left, has signed a $1.57 billion socialist package to attempt to stimulate job growth through Governemnt spending. The plan includes $400,000,000.00 for environmentalist programs, half of which are dedicated to eradicating rural property rights and all of which are dependent on voters passing additional bond measures on Nov. 4.
At the same time Strickland vetoed the legislature’s amendment banning the use of any of the bill’s $100 million in socialist biomedical funds for human cloning.
Chris Long, president of the Ohio Christian Alliance, issued the following statement:
“We’re deeply disappointed that Governor Strickland rejected this amendment to prohibit Ohio tax dollars from being used for human cloning. Our amendment drew a line in the sand and declared to the biomed industry that human cloning is off limits in Ohio. Through his veto, the Governor has drawn a line in the sand too and essentially told the biomed industry ‘here’s $100 million, anything goes.’
Ohio currently has no restrictions on human cloning or animal-human hybrids that are now being conducted in England, which many now in the scientific community consider to be a medical rogue state. This amendment was necessary to make it clear that this sort of immoral research is ethically out of bounds and prohibited in our state.
… no human life should begin and end as the subject of an experiment. By his actions today, we know where the Governor stands – he will allow your tax dollars to pay for a process that knowingly encourages human life to be created, manipulated for research, and ultimately destroyed. It’s a sad day for Ohio.”
Three days ago Strickland made headlines at the Washington Post by removing himself from consideration as Barack Obama’s Vice Presidential running mate.
And I have decided to do the same in my own Party. John McCain has said he opposes human cloning, although he supports government funding for involuntary medical research on people who weren’t cloned.
I will not consider becoming John McCain’s Vice Presidential running mate. If drafted I will not run, if nominated I will not accept and if elected I will not serve.