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The Push for Ideological Conformity Continues


Purdue public-health professor George Avery, writing in the school paper The Exponent, discusses another of the many disturbing features of the Senate health “reform” bill, namely language that threatens scientific objectivity. In essence, the feds can pull the plug on funding for health research if they don’t like the conclusions.

Professor Avery points to the obvious similarity with the Climategate revelations that the global-warming zealots want to suppress any dissenting views. He also questions the constitutionality of this provision under the First Amendment, but in the famous words of Nancy Pelosi, “Are you serious!?” We can’t let some words on old parchment get in the way of guaranteeing that everyone has high-quality, affordable health care, can we?


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