John McCain–A Candidate too Far Left

Posted on January 31, 2008. Filed under: Blogroll, Economics, Immigration, Links, Politics, Quotations, Rants, Raves, Resources, Taxes, Video, War |

I have been a member of the American conservative movement since Barry Goldwater ran for President in 1964.

I consider myself a classical liberal or libertarian like the late Milton Friedman and Friedrich Hayek but I am comfortable with traditional conservatives as represented by the late Russell Kirk.

In the last five decades there has only been one elected Republican President that I consider to be a conservative– the late Ronald Reagan.

My first choice in the 2008 Presidential election was former Speaker Newt Gingrich, who decided not to run.

My second choice was Congressman Duncan Hunter–who never got traction and dropped out.

My third choice was former Senator Fred Thompson–who also dropped out.

My fourth choice is now former Governor Mitt Romney.

I could even vote for former Governor Mike Huckabee, since he supports the FairTax and finally got it right about illegal immigration, which are my two top hot button issues.

I will never vote with the pump and dump drive by media candidates who are betting on the COME–Clinton, Obama, McCain, and Edwards.

Senator McCain for at least fifteen years was both a conservative and Republican that I would have supported and voted for.

Unfortunately in recent years Senator McCain decided that in order to run for President that he had to move to the left and stroke the liberal mainstream media.

While Senator McCain would be better than both Senators Clinton and Obama, I simply no longer consider him a conservative and do not trust him.

I do not associate, do business with or vote for people I do not trust.

The latest example of John McCain’s lying liberal ways about illegal immigration:

 John McCain Defends Amnesty & Open Borders Juan Hernandez

John McCain’s open-borders outreach director: The next DHS secretary?

 Update: A “non-paid volunteer”

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 25, 2008 10:03 AM 

“…Now, incredibly, Juan Hernandez is GOP presidential candidate John McCain’s Hispanic Outreach Director. He is, as my Nevada reader wrote, a sovereignty-undermining extremist who “whose views and interests are so clearly anti-security and not in the interest of the American people or for that matter us legal Hispanic immigrants.” 

Who Is Juan Hernandez?

Juan Hernandez

Jessica Echard Debates Juan Hernandez  

Immigration Debate

Border Watch Juan Hernandez

John McCain made the mistake of forgetting to dance with the one who brought him or elected him to the Senate.

I will not vote for Senator McCain should he become the Republican candidate for President of the United States.

While the Republican elite establishment and many neoconservatives are supporting Senator John McCain, they are courting defeat and a revolt on the right.


 The Dimming Light of The Neoconservatives

7. Then Neocons – Destruction of the Republican Party

Pat Buchanan vs Neo-Cons

The time is fast approaching when the members of the conservative movement should seriously consider starting a new political party–call it the American Citizens Alliance Party (ACAP)–uniting the traditional/social conservatives, the libertartian/economic conservatives, and the national defense/security conservatives.

Such an alliance would be unbeatable with a candidate that is a principled and consistent conservative.

The United States has had a conservative President for only eight years out of the last forty-four years.

There is no Reagan conservative still running for President of the United States.

I am very tired of voting for the lesser of two evils–which is still evil.

No more Rockerfeller and Bush (R&B) Republicans, aka the country club Republicans.

John McCain is the candidate too far left for me and tens of millions of conservatives.

Background Articles and Videos

Rush: A Moderate GOP Nominee will lose in Landslide  

George F. Will:

Waiting for Straight Talk

“…In 2004, one of John McCain’s closest associates, John Weaver, spoke to John Kerry about the possibility of McCain running as Kerry’s vice presidential running mate. In “No Excuses,” Bob Shrum’s memoir of his role in numerous presidential campaigns, including Kerry’s, Shrum writes that Weaver assured Kerry that “McCain was serious about the possibility of teaming up with him,” and Kerry approached McCain. He, however, was more serious about seeking the 2008 Republican nomination.

But was it unreasonable to think McCain might be comfortable on a Democratic ticket? …” 

John McCain: The Geraldo Rivera Republican
By Michelle Malkin

“…Not all of us have forgotten how the short-fused Arizona senator cursed good-faith opponents in his own party (“F**k you!” and “Chickensh*t” were the choice words he had for Texas GOP Sen. John Cornyn during a spat over enforcement provisions). Not all of us have forgotten that he voted against barring felons from receiving amnesty benefits under his plan. Not all of us have forgotten the underhanded, debate-sabotaging manner in which McCain/Kennedy/Lindsey Graham/Harry Reid conspired to ram their package down voters’ throats.

His admission of the shamnesty failure is grudging and bitter. While he now tells conservative voters what they want to hear about the need to build the southern border fence, he takes a contemptuous tone toward physical barriers when talking to businessmen. “By the way, I think the fence is least effective,” he told executives in Milwaukee, according to a recent Vanity Fair profile. “But I’ll build the goddamned fence if they want it.” Straight talk? Try hate talk. …” 

 McCain Advisor: “Think Mexico First”
By Kevin McCullough

“…Border Patrol agents confirmed to me in private briefings in 2006 that since January 2003 their agents had detained more than 800 persons of middle-eastern origin on the southern border attempting to enter the country illegally. Of those in more than 60 cases, U.S. Authorities had confirmed ties to an array of international terrorist organizations.

September 11th was carried out by one-third as many persons – and THAT was in 2006.

By McCain even allowing the presence of Juan Hernandez within his campaign organization’s ranks, he confirms the worst that many had feared. John McCain, the arrogant maverick, who opposed the Bush tax cuts, who restricted our freedom of speech with his anti-first-amendment legislation “McCain-Feingold”, who sought to undermine the justices being nominated by President George W. Bush, and who served up arrogance and stiffed-neck hostility towards the American people on one of the most worrisome issues of our times – instead of humility and a desire to ensure border security, is a candidate who does not deserve the support of patriotic Americans. Dr. Hernandez’s presence, advice, and influence on John McCain demonstrates just how out of touch the Senator still is. …”

Milton Friedman (December 26, 2005) 

 Milton Friedman

Biography of

Milton Friedman (1912-2006)

Friedrich Hayek

Biography of

Friedrich August Hayek (1899-1992)

Taking Hayek Seriously 

The Road from Serfdom

Forseeing the Fall

Russell Kirk

 The Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal

“For more than forty years, Russell Kirk was in the thick of the intellectual controversies of his time. He is the author of some thirty-two books, hundreds of periodical essays, and many short stories. Both Time and Newsweek have described him as one of America’s leading thinkers, and The New York Times acknowledged the scale of his influence when in 1998 it wrote that Kirk’s 1953 book The Conservative Mind “gave American conservatives an identity and a genealogy and catalyzed the postwar movement. …”


Kirk and Ronald Reagan





  The legacy of Russel Kirk
by David Frum  

“…Instead, Kirk throughout his life insisted upon the six “canons” of conservative thought he first identified in The Conservative Mind: Belief that a divine intent rules society as well as conscience. … Affection for the proliferating variety and mystery of traditional life. … Conviction that civilized society requires orders and classes. … Persuasion that property and freedom are inseparably connected. … Faith in prescription. … Tradition and sound prejudice provide checks upon man’s anarchic impulse. … Recognition that change and reform are not identical, and that innovation is a devouring conflagration more often than it is a torch of progress. … “ 

 Our Captain, Kirk – Russell Kirk

“…In The Conservative Mind, Kirk — who contributed a regular column to NR for 25 years and was described by Buckley as “this terribly mature, polished, knowledgeable student of American and European history” — outlined the principles and key figures in the Anglo-American tradition “from Burke to Santayana” (the book’s subtitle, changed in later editions to “from Burke to Eliot”). In doing so, he gave the modern conservative movement its pedigree and much of its definition. …” 

Russell Kirk on Immigration

By W. Wesley McDonald

“…But the pro-open borders immigration ideologues, whom he described as “animated by envy and hatred,” also advocated what Kirk denounced as ‘the fraud of multiculturalism.”

“Detesting the achievements of Anglo-American culture, they propose to substitute for real history and real literature—and even for real natural science—an invented myth that all good came out of Africa and Asia (chiefly Africa).”

If they should succeed, Kirk gloomily predicted, American culture would “end in heartache—and in anarchy.”

By 1992, Pat Buchanan had apparently convinced Kirk that the nature of immigration had radically changed. The new immigrants were not expected to assimilate into the existing inherited America culture. Instead, they threatened the very existence of the civilization and its achievements Kirk had fought his entire life to preserve.

Today, I am confident that Kirk would not be an enthusiast for the pro-immigration views advanced by Whitney. Instead, he would be joining forces with those on the other side—such as John Attarian, Paul Gottfried, Sam Francis and Peter Brimelow. ”

 43rd’s Tribute to the 40th
President Bush gives tribute to the Reagan legacy.

By Gleaves Whitney

“…The genius of Reagan was to unite several different conservative schools of thought and forge them into a political movement. Historian George Nash has written of how the major strands of post-World-War conservatism came about. In the 1950s, there were traditionalists, capitalists, and anti-Communists. (1) Traditionalists were the classical conservatives led by Richard Weaver and Russell Kirk; they looked back to Edmund Burke, John Adams, and John Henry Newman for inspiration; many were Roman Catholic or Episcopalian. (2) Capitalists were the classical liberals led by Friedrich Hayek and Milton Friedman; their inspiration could be found in Adam Smith, John Stuart Mill, and the Enlightenment; many were members of the Mont Pelerin Society. (3) Anti-Communists found a voice in Whittaker Chambers and discovered a pit bull in Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy. …”

“…Reagan’s great achievement was carried out in the political arena: He pulled together those who were inspired by classical conservatism and those who were inspired by classical liberalism. And make no mistake: The act of political fusion went hand-in-glove with attempts at intellectual fusion. For example, one of the founders of the postwar conservative movement, Russell Kirk, a traditionalist inspired by Burke, increasingly accommodated himself to Adam Smith. Before his career was over, Kirk would even write an economics textbook. Another conservative pioneer, Frank Meyer, self-consciously adopted the “fusionist” label because of his attempts to reconcile freedom and order. …”

Reagan – A Time For Choosing

Shania Twain – Dance With The One That Brought You


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First, no remotely conscious and/or informed American could ever vote for Juan McCain.

Candidate Research – Know Who You’re Voting For ( The Easy Way )


“I could even vote for Mike Huckabee, since he supports the FairTax and finally got it right about illegal immigration, which are my two top hot button issues.”

First, the 16th Amendment can not be repealed to allow the “Fair” tax to be implemented.

Fair v. Flat Tax Plans Which is better? ( When page opens click on the words “Fair v. Flat” and the video will start. )

For that matter, when a pro-life amendment was attempted and failed and we had the majority of both legislative and executive branches we know any effort at passing any Constitutional amendment will always fail. This “quick-fix” is also not the way we were instructed by our founding fathers to deal with judicial activism which is the overreaching of separation of powers by making law from the bench. Federalism, just as Thompson has reinstructed us to follow, is the only way to right what we allowed to go wrong.

Second, in knowing the Huckster’s record on illegal immigration and amnesty, no one could possibly believe he is remotely sincere about this latest flip-flop.

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