05 November 2008

Hail Emperor Palpatine!

From the Witherspoon Institute’s “Public Discourse” Website by Robert George entitled "Obama's Abortion Extremism":

[Senator Obama] has co-sponsored a bill-strongly opposed by McCain-that would authorize the large-scale industrial production of human embryos for use in biomedical research in which they would be killed. In fact, the bill Obama co-sponsored would effectively require the killing of human beings in the embryonic stage that were produced by cloning. It would make it a federal crime for a woman to save an embryo by agreeing to have the tiny developing human being implanted in her womb so that he or she could be brought to term. This "clone and kill" bill would, if enacted, bring something to America that has heretofore existed only in China-the equivalent of legally mandated abortion. In an audacious act of deceit, Obama and his co-sponsors misleadingly call this an anti-cloning bill. But it is nothing of the kind. What it bans is not cloning, but allowing the embryonic children produced by cloning to survive.

Who is Emperor Palpatine? Every Star Wars fan knows who he is, but not being a Star Wars fan myself, let me lay out some basic details for clarity (I’m sure Star Wars fans will correct me if I’m wrong on any of the fictional facts).

Before becoming Emperor Palpatine, he was Senator Palpatine. When the Chancellor of the Republic had a vote of no confidence, Senator Palpatine became Chancellor. While Chancellor, a clone army was commissioned indirectly by Palpatine (cloned off one individual Jango Fett). During a type of civil war, the clone army killed almost all the Jedi. After some time, Chancellor Palpatine of the Galactic Republic became Emperor Palpatine of the Galactic Empire.

Before becoming President (elect) Obama, he was (Junior) Senator Obama. When President (W.) Bush had a very low approval rating, Senator Obama became (Super Senator) President. It is very possible that during his term(s) in office, President Obama will “authorize the large-scale industrial production of human embryos for use in biomedical research in which they would be killed.”

The rest is to be played out (it is already written, but we are to try to stop it by speaking out).

Hail Emperor Palpatine!

"So this is how liberty dies—with thunderous applause." ―Padmé Amidala

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” -Thomas Jefferson

1 comment:

  1. hey, you should check out the Republic Commando novels by Karen Traviss. She goes into the lives of individual clones and doesn't let the Jedi council get off scot-free for their involvement in using the clone army. Traviss is not a moral relativist-you can see from her work that there is good and evil in the world. The story progresses through an number of books and there are anti-euthanasia and pro-life moments alongside the violent lives of soldiers in a war.
    It's refreshing to be able to read fiction that isn't insulting my beliefs and just happens to be well written.

    I came across your post from your comment on the Creative Minority Report blog.

    Thought I'd pass this along, as a fellow Catholic Star Wars fan.


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