John McCain Is A Liberal
By Chuck Baldwin
February 22, 2008
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The last thing we need is another liberal neocon in the White House.
If the Presidency of George W. Bush proved anything, it proved the
hazard of electing phony Republican conservatives. At least one is
able to clearly see a liberal for what he or she is when they have a
"D" behind their name. But put an "R" behind the name and suddenly
their liberal, Big-Government, anti-freedom agenda is barely
recognized, which makes a liberal Republican much more dangerous
than a liberal Democrat.
Let me say
it straight out: a
McCain Presidency would be far worse than a Barack Obama Presidency.
With a Democrat in the White House, conservatives and Christians
suddenly find their principles and are able to offer resistance. Put
a Republican in the Oval Office, however, and those same people
become blind, deaf, and dumb to most any principle they profess.
McCain's chicanery and duplicity more jeopardous than in the area of
the right to keep and bear arms. On issues relating to the Second
Amendment, John McCain is a disaster! For example, the highly
respected Gun Owners of America (GOA) rates McCain with a grade of
F-. McCain's failing grade is well deserved.
McCain sponsored an amendment to S. 1805 on
2004 that would outlaw the private sale of firearms at gun shows.
According to GOA, the provision would effectively eliminate gun
shows, because every member of an organization sponsoring a gun show
could be imprisoned if the organization fails to notify each and
every "person who attends the special firearms event of the
requirements [under the Brady Law]."
McCain also sponsored an Incumbent Protection provision to the
so-called "Campaign Finance Reform" bill, which severely curtails
the ability of outside groups (such as
communicate the actions of incumbent politicians to members and
supporters prior to an election.
report of the 106th Congress reveals that out of 15 votes relating
to the right to keep and bear arms, Senator
McCain voted favorably only 4 times. Put that into a percentage and
McCain's pro-Second Amendment voting record is a pathetic 27%.
addition, GOA warns that John McCain supported legislation that
would force federal agents to increase efforts in arresting and
convicting honest gun owners who may inadvertently violate one of
the many federal anti-gun laws, which punish mere technicalities,
such as gun possession.
McCain's proposed legislation were to become law, a gun owner who
travels with a gun through a school zone or who uses one of the
family handguns to go target shooting with a 15-year old could be
sent to prison. And a person who uses a gun for self-defense could
be sent to prison for a mandatory minimum of five years.
is so much more to the McCain madness.
California State Senator H.L. "Bill" Richardson wrote this about
John McCain, "He's [McCain's] proven his dislike for conservatives
and would gut us at every opportunity.
"Why do I
say that? Because of three decades of experience as a Republican
California Senator and a fifty year activist in the conservative
movement. I have first hand, in-their-face experience with elitist
RINO's (Republican in Name Only) office holders. They are biblically
ignorant, power hungry, status seeking egotists who have no
difficulty aiding their liberal Democrat colleagues whenever their
arms are politely twisted. The one thing they have in common with
liberal Democrats is their dislike for all conservatives, especially
those who are Bible-believing. McCain, as president, would stifle
the voices of elected Republican leaders and try to legislate the
conservative movement out of existence."
Richardson went on to say that he would in no way vote for John
McCain, if indeed McCain is the Republican nominee (which he
obviously will be).
how many gun owners and other professing pro-freedom Americans have
already fallen victim to McCain's phony conservative campaign? Do
they not realize that they are giving a rope to the hangman? And
that they--conservatives and gun owners--are the ones who McCain
will send to the gallows? What is wrong with the American people
these days? Have they not been betrayed enough by these phony
example, President George W. Bush recently nominated Michael
Sullivan to be Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms,
and Explosives. Sullivan is one of the nation's most rabid
anti-gunners. GOA's Larry Pratt describes Sullivan as being "as
anti-gun as Ted Kennedy." Honest gun owners, lawful firearms
dealers, and law-abiding gun show operators could have no worse
enemy within the federal government than Michael Sullivan. We could
expect no worse from Hillary Clinton. And a John McCain Presidency
would doubtless give us more of the same.
the Second Amendment, the American people have no better friend than
Ron Paul. He has a 20-year proven track record of fidelity to the
right to keep and bear arms. The GOA rates Congressman Paul with a
grade of A+. According to
Executive Director Larry Pratt, Ron Paul has been a leader in the
fight to defend and restore the Second Amendment. He has sponsored
legislation to repeal the following: the Brady law; the requirement
to lock up your guns; the law permitting the
U.S. to be
part of the U.N (which, among other attacks on American freedoms,
seeks to ban privately transferred firearms); participation in
UNESCO; federal prohibitions on any pilot wishing to carry a handgun
to and in his cockpit; and the so-called "assault weapons" ban
(prior to its sunsetting in 2004).
has also sponsored legislation requiring states to treat the
concealed carry permit of one state the same as they do that state's
driver's license. Dr. Paul also opposes a national ID card, which
would be a tool of government to identify gun ownership.
(along with conservatives and Christians of all sorts) should be
ashamed of themselves for allowing an angry, gun-grabbing liberal
such as John McCain to become the presumptive Republican
Presidential nominee, while rejecting the candidacy of one of
most principled pro-life, pro-Second Amendment, pro-Constitution,
and pro-freedom legislators of this generation: Congressman Ron
again, the last thing we need is another liberal neocon in the White
House. John McCain may have an "R" behind his name, but he is just
another establishment liberal: one
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