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John doesn’t know jack about being a Republican

February 10, 2008

John McCain is the physical embodiment of many of the reasons I parted company with the Republican Party more than 4 years ago. His disregard for the Constitution ranks high on my list of reasons why I could never vote for John McCain. People who think that the Constitution is “nothing but a Goddamned piece of paper” are not fit to visit the Oval Office, let alone reside in the White House.

As Heather in Wisconsin so eloquently stated: “the Republican Party was founded on the conservative political philosophy derived from the principle that individuals are endowed not by the government, but by their Creator, with certain unalienable rights…” For those unfamiliar with conservative political philosophy, here is a foundation for understanding, taken from the Virginia Republican creed:

That the free enterprise system is the most productive supplier of human needs and economic justice
 

That all individuals are entitled to equal rights, justice and opportunities and should assume their responsibilities as citizens in a free society
 

That fiscal responsibility and budgetary restraints must be exercised at all levels of government
 

That the Federal Government must preserve individual liberty by observing constitutional limitations 
 

That peace is best preserved through a strong national defense
 

That faith in God, as recognized by our Founding Fathers, is essential to the moral fiber of the Nation

Does John McCain espouse any of these Republican core beliefs? Let’s take a look at how the Senator stands up when compared to the Virginia Republican creed.

 

He has undermined the principles of the free enterprise system by voting for an amendment that would authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to implement price controls on prescription drugs under Medicare. He has fought the Republican Party to create the Patient’s Bill of Rights, which allowed the government to impose a set of burdensome mandates on insurance coverage. Further, he has worked against the principles of the Republican Party, promoting greatly expanding federal regulatory authority in order to combat global warming in ways that would greatly burden the American economy, contrary to free market forces.

 

His support for a 282% tax increase on cigarettes would have increased the size of the federal bureaucracy by mandating FDA control over nicotine. An innovator in the ways of spending other peoples’ money (aka our tax dollars), Senator McCain voted to appropriate taxpayer dollars to harvest stem cells from human embryos. 

 

His actions on behalf of Keating establish that equal rights, justice and opportunity are zealously supported for those who fill the Senator’s campaign coffers. I think it may have been this escapade that McCain first established himself as one who would reach across the aisle to work with Democrats. After all, he was the only Republican in the “Keating 5.” I don’t think we need that type of bipartisan activity!

 

As a long-time member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Senator McCain’s globalist views on the use of military force to maintain dollar hegemony makes a mockery of the Republican core belief that peace is best preserved through a strong national defense. The Senator likes the idea of American troops garrisoned in foreign countries. Not only has Senator McCain said that he’s in favor of keeping troops stationed in Iraq for 100 years, he’s told us “I’m sorry to tell you, there’s going to be other wars. We will never surrender, but there will be other wars.” How many countries will we invade under a McCain Presidency?

 

Part and parcel of faith in God recognizes the sanctity of all life, born and unborn. Senator McCain has refused to take immediate and direct action to protect the life of the unborn. He opposes the repeal of Roe v. Wade. And, as previously stated, Senator McCain voted to appropriate taxpayer dollars to harvest stem cells from human embryos. Further, Senator McCain was a professed Episcopalian. Over the course of the last year, he’s become John (McCain) the Baptist because it was an expedient way to patronize southern voters. Is there no depth to which this man will not slide?

 

Until next time,
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2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 10, 2008 8:57 pm

    And to think there are so many on the right that call him “conservative.”

    Conservative, my ass!

    Put Juan McCain and the Hildebeast side-by-side and you’d be hard pressed to notice much of a difference.

    I’m doing a write-in this time. I am tired of getting screwed and sold down the river by these leftist appeasers dressed in republican clothing.

  2. February 10, 2008 9:31 pm

    Don’t you mean Juan McWar?

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