Sunday, August 26, 2018

R.I.P. John McCain

John McCain died today.  He lost his year-long battle with glioblastoma, brain cancer.  He was a veteran, prisoner of war survivor, statesman, patriot, and most of all a man of honor and integrity.  As he vied for the presidency, he was quoted as saying "I will not take the low road to the highest office in the land".  It says so much about who he was and what he believed.  He refused to denigrate his competitors, saying only he disagreed with them on certain points.   He was a voice of reason in a Senate which has failed to do anything much, and now his voice is stilled.  We are left with the person in the White House who practices leadership by tweet, wreaks revenge without thought on anyone who dares disagree with him, whose philosophy has stirred the pot of discontent in our country and earned the disgust and astonishment of our international counterparts.   May John McCain's life be an example to young people with political aspirations.

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