SO YOUR SAYING YOU DON'T DESERVE RIGHTS JUST BECAUSE YOU WERE BORN IN LAB OR SOMEONE COULD KILL YOU JUST BECAUSE THEY SAY YOUR NOT 100% HUMAN WHICH WAS BORN THROUGH WOMAN.CLONES ARE STILL PEOPLE!!! CLONES WOULD MAKE PEOPLE ALSO NOT CARE ABOUT OTHERS.NEXT PEOPLE COULD KILL THEIR OWN CHILDREN IF THEIR PERFECT OR HOW ABOUT PEOPLE WHO LOST THEIR TRUE LOVE FORCING CLONE TO BE WITH THEM SEXUALLY?! CLONES HAVE FEELINGS!!! NO CLONING DON'T SCREW UP OUR ENVIRONMENT EVEN WORSE!!!NO MORE SLAVERY!!!!
----Trinity Osea Hall
This world is full of room for change. I see no real harm in cloning research. It is a step in the right direction and it could provide great benefits to the people. Most people vote negatively on the subject just because of religion. Take religion out of the equation and vote from the heart and not through your religious beliefs.
I will free myself from mainstream ethics and actually consider the potential of our position in the 21st century.
Firstly, it should not be put to a popular vote, because:
a) Democracy can be as dysfunctional and dangerous as any other form of government. Never let the people decide unless they've been pining for an authentic voice for a few centuries.
B) They never TRULY decide anyway. Rich people are always at the top throughout history, they always find the reins to power and leverage. It's the eternal plutocracy, baby.
So now that we've established the fact that Rich people always rule us, let's turn to cloning.
Sooner or later there is going to be someone ( someone rich) who decides to fund cloning research whether it's illegal or not. If it's illegal they'll be rich enough to change that, and make a profit from cloning too!
Now, form this point on, you might so 'Oh that's far fetched' - but once cloning goes commercial, what's to stop entire sections of society been cloned as a kind of human 'worker ants'. We'll be able to organise our society in much better, more brutal ways, and even enslave people genetically by giving them all muscle and no brains.
As long as these ant-drone workers don't start a civil rights movement, then society can stay in the same status quo for centuries.
Science will usher in a kind of structural and genetic dictatorship.
This is the problem with cloning. It's the first time in history that humans get to mess around with HUMAN NATURE itself.
People can have their anger/psychopath genes turned on and off, etc, we can mess everyone up.
See you at the party.
Unfortunately, a popular vote leaves much to be desired when it comes to an informed opinion. The fact is that people tend to only listen to what they want to. If they have certain convictions for or against cloning, that will typically be the only way they will talk about the issue. I would suggest a vote be put out by state. If states want to experiment with cloning, we should allow it, and federally regulate it if it passes.
There is nothing on earth the general public needs to vote on less. Cloning and the ethical rights surrounding it are scientific issues that should be discussed and regulated by the scientific community. Putting such issues to the votes of people who can barely figure out how to install apps on their phones is a stupid idea.
I do not see the point of this going to a popular vote. It should just be done away with, unless it's the cloning of organs or body parts that can be transplanted onto an injured or dying person. Or food. If the cloning of humans comes into question, it shouldn't be considered.
Cloning is not a right; the rights that we are guaranteed by the constitution are long and detailed, but primarily include the rights given by ‘the creator’ which include life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. While things that pertain to the American people should indeed be put to a popular vote such as how to spend tax dollars, the choice of a representative, and the projects to focus on for a specific period of time, cloning is still a highly underdeveloped science with a great deal of variables. Most biology classes barely touch the basics of what cloning entails and most Americans do not retain a great amount of detail from their high school or college biology classes unless that was their major in school. Something as weighty as cloning with consequences including disease, malfunctions in the form of mutations, and the debates with spiritual communities, cloning is not nearly defined and ‘refined’ enough to be considered a voting issue let alone a right.