[extropy-chat] Re: Stem Cell politics in the US: House Votes to Ease Stem Cell Restrictions

Adrian Tymes wingcat at pacbell.net
Wed May 25 23:52:41 UTC 2005

--- The Avantguardian <avantguardian2020 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> --- Adrian Tymes <wingcat at pacbell.net> wrote:
> > No can do: they're American citizens if they (would
> > be) born on
> > American soil; it'd requrie a constitutional
> > amendment to change that,
> > and try though he has, he hasn't been able to get
> > any amendment saying
> > anything about biotech through Congress.
> Well theoretically he could name them "enemy
> combatants" under the USA-PATRIOT Act and they would
> lose their protection of being a citizen. Then we
> could ship them off to the embryo farm in Guatanamo.
> They are after all the souless armies of the
> antichrist. ;)

This is true.  But extracting them would be difficult: they're bunkered
deep inside the wombs of red-blooded American women.  He's already
gotten flak about the development of "bunker buster" missiles...

Ending that one before it gets too raunchy, even for this list.  ;)

Anyway, he might have more luck (and would be more likely to try) just
slapping that designation on the scientists and others who propose to
do these studies.  They are adults, and thus legally culpable for their
actions; they engage in political "combat" to support their aims; and
they are demonstrably opposed to, and thus enemies of, his stated
vision of America.

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