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Issue: "Steve Largent," Feb. 13, 1998

Creating multiple copies of God's unique handiwork devalues human dignity and turns children into mere 'products' of adult whims.

House majority leader Dick Armey, proposing a permanent ban on human cloning and taking issue with President Clinton's five-year ban proposal.

The great refrain is that you can't legislate morality. So what do you call the body of law that forbids drug use and prostitution and a variety of human behaviors that you, the elected representatives of the people, do not deem appropriate for our state?

Republican Gov. David Beasley of South Carolina, defending his effort to ban video poker.

Education and the children have repeatedly been used as the excuse du jour to raise taxes and increase the size of the government.

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Republican Gov. Kirk Fordice of Mississippi, in his State of the State address.

Certain people in Berkeley are uptight about being called 'Berzerkeley.' I take it as flattery that people talk about us and we obviously have a staunch liberal tradition.

Berkeley (Calif.) city councilman Kriss Worthington, sponsor of a resolution calling upon the state and federal government to apologize to American Indians and conduct a comprehensive study and clean-up of environmental damage caused by the California gold rush. The resolution passed 9-0.

Budget Shortchanges Disabled Kids.

Headline on an Associated Press dispatch on the less than 1 percent increase in federal funding for special education for the handicapped.

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