I voted for MO Amendment 2 on my absentee ballot yesterday, but I'm somewhat ambivalent about the whole thing. Do I think that funding science is important? Absolutely. Do I think that the MO consititution is the right place for this type of material? No, not really. These specific types of statutes really belong in laws, passed by the legislators of the state.
I'm voting for it nonetheless, because if it fails, it will be such a boon to the anti-science, fear-mongering, evangelical assholes in the state. I also don't see any other way that Missouri is going to allow stem-cell research in the foreseeable future. So here's to progress, even if we have to go around the legislature and directly to the people to get it.