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McCain makes us reflect

The funeral of John McCain gives us a chance to reevaluate ourselves.

We have lost not only a great American patriot, hero and statesman, but also a man so vividly described in the loving, heartbroken tribute to a father by a daughter. As a nation we have lost something much more.

In remarks from Henry Kissinger, two former presidents and other respected dignitaries, we were told of a man who put the good of this country first, at the cost of personal sacrifice and hardship, with courage to stand fast against the malignancy that is the Trump administration. He recognized that in order to best serve the needs of this great nation, we must work together with opponents from “across the aisle” and not blindly follow one’s own party. Are you listening, Cathy McMorris Rodgers? We shall not see the likes of this man again.

What we have now is a corrupt administration ruled by a morally bankrupt president who places value only on power, at the expense of others and the careless destruction of the environment, a real-life version of a corrupt politician in the movie “Blazing Saddles,” who declares, “We’ve got to protect our phony baloney jobs, gentlemen!”

It is time to wake up, America.

G. Rose Saunders



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