Thursday, August 30, 2012

John McCain an Honest Man

Watching the Republican convention was almost unbearable until the arrival of John McCain, an honest man.

Listening to his speech reminded me of what the Republican party once stood for - integrity, honesty, and compassion for all.

I couldn't help but notice that every time McCain spoke of things the Republicans had done, he spoke in past tense. That's how I know he is still a man of integrity. He did not lie about things he may WISH the republicans were doing. He spoke of what they did in the past.

He did not lie about President Obama.

I don't agree with John McCain's military vision for America.

I, for one, am tired of sacrificing the lives of our military troops. Let's face it, the best scenario they can hope for is to come home with emotional scars that will change their lives as well as the lives of their families. The worst case is that they don't come home at all. In between those two extremes we have those who come home without all the body parts they left with. This is a bleak picture no matter how you look at it.

Why? So we can play "King of the Hill" with the world?

Please. Be rational. Are our freedoms truly in jeopardy?

I have no doubt that if some other country takes that position with evil intentions (which is what every Republican assumes), that we would be able to take them down quite easily in a very short time.

Meanwhile, let them be King of the Hill. I find it too costly an endeavor.

However, I digress. It was a nice change of pace to hear a public servant speak truth while all the politicians around him are perpetuating blatant lies about President Obama. It's a very sad thing to watch.

Thank you John McCain, for being an honest man.