Missouri's Proposed Stem Cell Amendment

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Senior Member
Apr 25, 2004
"Show Me State" Needs A Clear Picture of Calling A Clone A Clone
By Kathleen Parker, Union Leader
November 2, 2006

[I]"I come from a state that raises corn and cotton and cockleburs and Democrats, and frothy eloquence neither convinces nor satisfies me. I am from Missouri. You have got to show me."
-- U.S. Rep. Willard Duncan Vandiver, 1899

Vandiver's words spoken more than a century ago helped to popularize his home state's unofficial designation as the "Show-Me State." Whether they still hold true will be tested Nov. 7 when voters try to wrap their minds around a stem cell amendment that is long on "frothy eloquence" and short on "show me."

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