The new guidelines that will govern how human embryos and cell lines will be treated by the government, researchers, and experimenters has been issued by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The guidelines purportedly reflect the general policy of Congress and the feelings of the American public, over the last few years.
Sarah Palin’s July 3 resignation from the Alaska governorship created a wave of publicity and hand-wringing among liberals in the major media who counseled that Palin was politically finished with the resignation. Of course, these are the same liberals who said she was finished anyway after the November presidential election.
Doubtless I am not the only person who awoke on July 4 — Independence Day — wondering what we are independent from and if, from lack of vigilance, we have found ourselves in a situation parallel to what our Founding Fathers struggled against back in the 1770s.