NJ liberals applied typical bully tactics, but New Jersey voters just weren't having it:
New Jersey voters rejected the state‘s plan to borrow $450 million over 10 years to finance stem cell research, one of the most closely watched questions on state ballots Tuesday.
The multimillionaire governor (Jim Corzine) campaigned heavily for the measure and spent $200,000 of his own money on TV ads for it. He argued the money would help find cures for conditions such as spinal cord injuries, Parkinson‘s disease, sickle cell anemia and multiple sclerosis while also luring leading scientists and research firms to the state.
"It‘s a reinforcement of our values and a rebuke to the governor," said Steve Lonegan, a conservative Republican who led opposition to the question. "The taxpayers are saying enough is enough."
Congrats to the people in New Jersey, at least those who weren't duped by ads featuring Michael J. Fox begging them (a tactic that worked in Missouri last year) to approve a ballot initiative that would've okayed the use of living embryos for "experimentation". Again, embryonic stem-cell research has yet to produce one single cure for any disease, not one. It's nothing but a front for liberal special interests groups who, despite what the liberal press tells you, are moving along nicely regardless of the limits President Bush placed restrictions on stem-cell research six years ago.