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John McCain’s opposition to gay military service can be explained by two interrelated principles: loyalty to America’s warriors and a recognition of their moral authority.
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I also know that our ruling class elites and the popular culture have done their best to bully and intimidate our warriors into silent submission and acquiescence. This, as I say, is wrong and unconscionable.
Like all of us, Sen. McCain surely has made many mistakes in his life. But one mistake that he has never made, even in his darkest and most nightmarish days at the Hanoi Hilton, is to abandon his brothers-in-arms.
That is why he has willingly suffered the slings and arrows of Hollywood and our ruling class elites to protect the cultural viability and integrity of the American armed forces.
I don’t know whether and for how long Sen. McCain will be able to withstand the tremendous pressure he is under to submit to the far Left. But I do know that, once again, he has shown great courage and resolve. And he has given America’s warriors reason to hope that, on another distant battlefield in Washington, D.C., they might yet prevail once again, thanks to their moral authority and moral courage.
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It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
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