Star Parker wrote a great article and Open Letter to John McCain. Check it out and see if it doesn’t reflect some of your feelings.
An Open Letter To John McCain
By Star Parker March 31, 2008
Dear John McCain,
Every relationship requires effort. I want to do my part. But there needs to be common ground to start with and you’re making it harder and harder for me to find where it is.
I’m an optimist and a woman of faith. I believe we are strong because our nation is meant to be, as President Reagan often reminded us, a “shining city upon a hill.”
You spoke in Los Angeles the other day about our country and its place in the world. You talked about political, economic and military strength, and international citizenship.
I strained to hear you mention our moral uniqueness — our being that “city on a hill.” But I heard not a hint.
President Nixon once observed that Americans often make the mistake of thinking that conflict in the world is the result of misunderstanding rather than difference of belief.
Because you seem not to appreciate that our beliefs make us different, you suggest more talk. You propose more international compacts and organizations, as if we don’t have enough.
What exactly are the values we would share with others in your concept for a League of Democracies? The European Union countries can’t even agree on a common constitution.
A 2000 survey of the United States and 14 Western European democracies checked the percentage of residents who never attend church. France was highest, with 60 percent, followed by Great Britain (55 percent), Belgium (46 percent) and West Germany (30 percent). The European mean was 36, more than twice as high as in the United States, which had 16 percent.