Mike Gallagher

Since Democrats think us Republicans are all a bunch of ogres, why don’t I just give them what they want: Boy, that Michael J. Fox character sure does have some nerve, doesn’t he? I mean, the guy deserves to suffer from Parkinson’s disease since he’s a Hollywood liberal. He probably wants to twitch and jerk around when on camera. Matter of fact, he probably likes having Parkinson’s. It keeps him in the limelight. And while we’re on the subject, I really wish people like him would just stop whining about their problems. We all have problems.

That pretty much sums up what liberals think about us, right? We’re just a bunch of mean-spirited jerks that have no compassion, no sympathy; no understanding of what it means to suffer physical adversity or personal tragedy.

Obviously, that’s not the case at all. Everyone’s heart goes out to people like Fox. The embryonic stem cell research debate that was re-ignited by his political campaign ads for Democrats has nothing to do with whether or not he took his medications before filming the ads. In fact, it really doesn’t have anything to do with Michael J. Fox at all.

The real tragedy is how this issue has been completely distorted by passionate people who believe that embryonic stem cell research is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Listen, I’m no scientist or doctor. I’m not really sure if embryonic stem cell research can lead to cures for diseases. But I certainly know what I believe, and like millions of fellow taxpaying Americans, I believe that life begins at conception. No one who believes that life begins at conception would approve of destroying embryos while conducting research.

Unlike the perception that liberals have of folks like me, I understand that not everyone believes that life begins at conception. And I’m certainly capable of realizing that if one doesn’t believe life begins at conception, one would have no problem with embryonic stem cell research.

But for those of us who are pro-life, it’s totally unreasonable to expect us to pay for it. And that’s all this entire debate is about. It’s simply about the federal funding. It really isn’t about stem cell research; there’s plenty of stem cell research going on in America today. It just needs to stay in the private sector. We don’t want to fund euthanasia, we don’t want to fund abortion, and we don’t want to fund embryonic stem cell research.

Mike Gallagher

Mike Gallagher is a nationally syndicated radio host, Fox News Channel contributor and guest host and author of 50 Things Liberals Love to Hate.