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Which American Leader Truly Speaks the Language of the Declaration? by Dr. Alan Keyes

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McCain clearly speaks the language of the Declaration of Independence, and of Lincoln, Wilson, and FDR (and, yes, of Reagan, Clinton, Bush and Obama) at a time when our current President, like too many antiliberal leaders, speaks the language of Charles Lindbergh, Julius Evola, Mussolini and Hitler. While Trump speaks of “this American carnage” and consistently incites a cult of American victimhood, McCain insists that American globalism, while it has its “costs,” has also made the country “incomparably powerful and wealthy.” This is not the violent, neo-fascist rhetoric of “rising from the ashes.” It is the rhetoric of global responsibility. (Jeffrey C. Isaac- Why I Welcome John McCain’s “Liberty “Medal” Speech)

U.S. Senator John McCain has reportedly “ripped President Donald Trump in an interview, saying… “He’s an individual that unfortunately is not anchored by a set of principles. I think he’s a person who takes advantage of situations…. But I don’t think he has the fundamental underpinnings of principles and beliefs.” Senator McCain received a “Liberty Medal” from the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia last month. He’s apparently thinks that this freshly minted credential allows him to pose as a principled proponent of liberty. This despite his consistent support for measures that essentially erase Constitutional protections for individual privacy in the name of national security. Yet, such privacy is one of the essential prerequisites for exercising the right of peaceable assembly, with which the body politic cannot responsibly fulfill the sovereign duties liberty entails, most especially during periodic elections.

Unless it be to defend himself against allegations of criminal misconduct, Senator McCain apparently has little regard for the Constitutional principle that requires that ‘due process of law’ be accorded to all persons under the jurisdiction of the United States, even those holding or running for elected office…

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