Conservatives have good reason to be concerned about John McCain. At the top of my list:
He’s a globalist.
He’s an unconscious incompetent.
Most of the time, competence encourages a person’s preferences. If one is good at something, one enjoys doing it. Not the case for John McCain. Not only doesn’t he know something, but he remains ignorant of the fact by choice. And he insists on ignoring those who do know something about it.
Note to McCain: Choosing one side of a controversy doesn’t make it uncontroversial.
I’m not alone in my dismay:
Dear John McCain,
Every relationship requires effort. I want to do my part. But there needs to be common ground to start with and you’re making it harder and harder for me to find where it is.
I’m an optimist and a woman of faith. I believe we are strong because our nation is meant to be, as President Reagan often reminded us, a “shining city upon a hill.”
You spoke in Los Angeles the other day about our country and its place in the world. You talked about political, economic and military strength, and international citizenship.
I strained to hear you mention our moral uniqueness — our being that “city on a hill.” But I heard not a hint.
President Nixon once observed that Americans often make the mistake of thinking that conflict in the world is the result of misunderstanding rather than difference of belief.
Because you seem not to appreciate that our beliefs make us different, you suggest more talk. You propose more international compacts and organizations, as if we don’t have enough.
What exactly are the values we would share with others in your concept for a League of Democracies? The European Union countries can’t even agree on a common constitution.
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