"Adoption of this amendment is a gross intrusion into the widely-respected, independent scholarly agenda setting process at NSF that has supported our world-class national science enterprise for over sixty years. The amendment creates an exceptionally dangerous slippery slope. While political science research is most immediately affected, at risk is any and all research in any and all disciplines funded by the NSF. The amendment makes all scientific research vulnerable to the whims of political pressure."
--National Science Foundation statement about Sen. Tom Coeburn's amendment to a bill to fund the government, limiting the NSF's research in political science. Republicans hate science because it most often proves how stupid they are.