Each passing day witnesses the self destruction of John McCain who has made the voyage from being a man of principle to a man who would violate any principle in the name of getting a vote. It was bad enough when he flip flopped on the issue of illegal immigrants in order to pander to an electorate that lacked any desire to adhere to the US Constitution. The man who last year worked with Democrats in an effort to develop a plan for dealing with illegal immigrants shouted his welcome to the new Arizona law which allows people to be halted on grounds they look suspicious.
But, his comments concerning the Times Square bomb maker makes John McCain come across as the moral and intellectual inferior of Glenn Beck. Even as Beck was explaining to a confused FOX NEWS team why the police were right in reading the suspect his Miranda rights, John McCain made himself a fool by stating: “reading him the Miranda rights was a mistake!” This from a man who took a solemn oath when entering the military service to obey and protect the Constitution. John, we hardly know ye today!
John McCain was an American hero who confronted and triumphed over incredible torture and pain during his imprisonment in a Vietnam prison during the Vietnam war. He could have ended the brutality by pretending to accept statements demanded of him by his Communist torturers but refused on ground that his honor as member of the military forbid doing or saying anything that besmirched personal or American honor. Fast forward to his career in the US Senate. For years, McCain boasted that he was a “maverick” who stood alone against his own party if the cause was just. On numerous occasions he indicated his desire to work for a revision of our immigration policy and emphasized we had to identify a plan that allowed illegal immigrants to become part of the nation.
Today, the man of 2010 is not the man of the past. He will say or do anything even if it means besmirching his honor or that of his nation. McCain publicly endorsed the Arizona law which tramples the rights of Hispanics in this country and, most probably, is unconstitutional. John McCain, you are no John McCain!