"We have staked the whole of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God." James Madison

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

John McCain Courts Mexicans... great

McCain courts Hispanic voters
By Stephen Dinan
May 6, 2008

Using a Mexican holiday, Cinco de Mayo, as a launching point, Mr. McCain's presidential campaign announced a Spanish-language Web site ( espanol), and said the senator from Arizona will speak to this year's National Council of La Raza convention in San Diego in July to try to court Hispanic voters.

"I believe the majority of the Hispanics share our view that the border must be secured, and the border must be secured first. But they also want us to have an attitude, which I think most Americans do, that these are God's children, and they must be taken care of, and the issue must be addressed in a humane and compassionate fashion," Mr. McCain told reporters at an Arizona news conference yesterday.

Well, here's my humble take:

God hold's each one of us accountable for ourselves and those whose charge we've been given. It is wrong to assume that we are required or even encouraged to take care of someone outside of our responsibility because we short ourselves and enable them to be dependent rather than independent. Of course Mexicans and South Americans continue to come because we have our pockets open and are giving away the store! They have no reason to make their governments work because they can come across the border and take what is not theirs with much less effort.

McCain needs to work on securing his constituency base before attempting to woo small interest groups that claim to be 'THE RACE'. He only received 73% of the GOP vote last night in North Carolina, while Huckabee got 12%, and Ron Paul got 7%. 4% went to 'No Preference'.

Get it right John, or I'm writing in Ron Paul!