This writer thinks that the improvement of our society, through science, is dependent on the federal government giving a handout to the scientists. Where did we get the car from? Was Ford on the public dole? Where did we get the phone? Was Alexander Graham Bell on the public dole? Where did we get the light bulb? Was Thomas Edison on the public dole? No, back then, our country still respected the U.S. Constitution as the Supreme Law of this nation. And, the U.S. Constitution does not give the federal government authority to tax you to give your money to scientists in the name of promoting the advancement of society. The best scientific achievements in this nation were made by individuals, not because of federal handouts.
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