By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009 – 2010)
Quote Freely From The Article – Leave The Pseudonym Alone
In an online article San Diego NBC television reports scientists (my emphasis) at Harvard and University of California at San Diego have reported the discovery of a Liberal gene. Now, I have often pondered the amazement of it all; that is, why anyone would choose a Liberal conscience. Now science purports to provide me an explanation to the puzzle and the Liberals an excuse for being. Eric S. Page in his reports says:
Researchers have determined that genetics could matter when it comes to some adults’ political leanings.
Looking at the last sentence just above, I have to admit that not all the young women in my high school class asked me to escort then to the prom (in fact none did) and I never was placed in the role of a hero, mentor or good-time Charlie by my male counter-parts. But, I was well-liked and respected most of the time, so I have to take exception to the sentence. Although I am not a trained scientist, I am a trained country boy and I have to say this finding is complete and utter (possibly udder) bull butter. In my mind there is simply no valid excuse for anyone to be cited as a Liberal or Progressive. I do not believe, and my mind is closed to the possibility that our Creator would be so cruel as to make a Liberal on purpose. It could be that the scientists aren’t blaming the Creator or even giving Him a role in the Liberals’ manufacture or heaven forbid, even know Him. Yet, one of the scientists has the following to say:
“It is the crucial interaction of two factors — the genetic predisposition and the environmental condition of having many friends in adolescence — that is associated with being more liberal,” according to the study.
“These findings suggest that political affiliation is not based solely on the kind of social environment people experience,” said Fowler, who is a professor of political science and medical genetics.
The researchers also said their findings held true no matter what the ethnicity, culture, sex or age of the subjects were.
I keep waiting for someone to slap me to wake me from this horrible dream. So much for that, it’s not going to happen.
Thanks and a flap of the cap to Mr. Page and NBC San Diego. Read the complete story here. And follow the Fox News link below for a broader story.