John McCain has quietly made an announcement that caught people off-guard. The announcement came in the form of words written in his new book and it contains words that many had wished
As Reported by: RWN| John McCain has quietly made an announcement that caught people off-guard. The announcement came in the form of words written in his new book and it contains words that many had wished were spoken much sooner. McCain, currently battling cancer, says in his new book that this is his last term and he wants to finally be able to speak his mind about how the current political climate is.
McCain, 81, looks to end his political career and might discuss what’s really going on and say things that could have previously held him accountable at a much higher level. He has consistently been labeled as a ‘Republican in name only’ also known as a RINO. He previously clashed with the ideals of President Trump, even though Trump has found himself quite successful in his task of serving the country at the highest level.
McCain’s retirement is symbolic in the sense that he felt restrained and as though he didn’t have a freedom of speech due to the position in government that he held and the potential consequences his voice might bring upon him. That lack of freedom of speech is what many Americans feel as though they’re living under as the politically correct crowd continues to push weight upon people who say things that might be considered controversial. McCain now wishes to voice himself freely, much like everyone would like to do on a daily basis. Freedom of speech often comes with consequences, but the politically correct situation is something that McCain has suffered through as well as many Americans, and it’s great to see him realize the struggle that many of us have had. It does not excuse him from being a RINO, but finally, someone who objects to Trump is now seeing the darkness of the free speech that’s constantly frowned upon by people who simply dislike America.
When the Daily Caller posted his announcement on Twitter, it was met by varying replies from people who simply disliked McCain.
The NY Post said about his retirement: “Cancer-stricken Sen. John McCain wrote in his new book that his current term would be his last so he believed he could speak his mind about the current political climate.
“This is my last term. If I hadn’t admitted that to myself before this summer, a stage 4 cancer diagnosis acts as ungentle persuasion,” he wrote in the book, “The Restless Wave,” read an excerpt published on Apple News on Monday.
“I’m freer than colleagues who will face the voters again. I can speak my mind without fearing the consequences much. And I can vote my conscience without worry.”
McCain wrote disparagingly of President Trump, who once mocked McCain, saying the Arizona Republican wasn’t a war hero because he was captured after his plane was shot down over Vietnam.
“I like people that weren’t captured,” Trump said in July 2015.
“He has declined to distinguish the actions of our government from the crimes of despotic ones. The appearance of toughness, or a reality show facsimile of toughness, seems to matter more than any of our values,” the 2008 GOP presidential nominee wrote.
“I would like to see us recover our sense that we are more alike than different,” he wrote.
“We are citizens of a republic made of shared ideals forged in a new world to replace the tribal enmities that tormented the old one. Even in times of political turmoil such as these, we share that awesome heritage and the responsibility to embrace it.”
McCain, 81, revealed last summer that he had terminal brain cancer, and has been receiving treatment ever since.
“’The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for and I hate very much to leave it,’ spoke my hero, Robert Jordan, in ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls,’” McCain wrote.
“And I do, too. I hate to leave it. But I don’t have a complaint. Not one. It’s been quite a ride. I’ve known great passions, seen amazing wonders, fought in a war, and helped make a peace. I made a small place for myself in the story of America and the history of my times.”
It’s unsure what McCain plans to say, but it should be something to keep on everyone’s radar. He’s battling stage four cancer, so that’s always a sad struggle for friends and family to deal with. Many people on both sides of politics will have McCain on their watchlist, keeping open eyes and ears on the elder politician.
Will McCain spill some beans and give information that everyone wants to hear? Or will he actually tell the truth about the political climate, lack of freedom of speech that many Americans suffer through thanks to the intense amount of political correctness?
America is due for a big change and it’s time to get rid of the increasing amount of political correctness that has plagued our wonderful country.
Every position in politics should have term limits and a mandatory retirement age. If that were the case, we could have watched McCain leave many years ago!
Comment below what your opinion is of McCain’s retirement and the announcement that he will speak his mind.