Tuesday, July 15, 2008

McCain - LaRaza Si, Dobson No!

Presidential hopeful John McCain addressed a latino political group called La Raza Monday. La Raza literally translated means "the race." The motto of this organization is, ""For La Raza todo. Fuera de La Raza nada," which literally translates, "For the (latino) race everything, for everyone else, nothing." La Raza has an ambitious agenda whose overall strategy is referred to as "Reconquista" which literally translates "the Reconquest." La Raza argues that the Spanish territories that have been part of the United States for over a century were illegally seized and should be returned to the Mexican people. This transfer would include the states of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California at minimum. What exactly would happen to the millions of non-latinos in these states given La Raza's motto is best not talked about.

By any definition, La Raza is a radical organization dedicated to the overthrow of the United States Government, at least in the states named above. If La Raza were composed of white separatists, its leaders would be in prison and the very mention of any association with it would result in immediate and permanent termination of a political career. But, for some reason, I guess the same reason that the generally applicable laws of the United States do not apply to latinos who sneak into the United States illegally, it is not only socially acceptable to be publicly associated with La Raza but actually applauded by some as being "inclusive" and shrewd political move.

I can remember the time when it was politically shrewd to be privately connected with the Ku Klux Klan and other political and social organizations that opposed integration. It wasn't right then and this isn't right now. Racism is racism if it is practiced by a white, a black or a latino.

McCain's inexplicable conduct before La Raza is made all the more egregious by his refusal to meet with key Evangelical leaders like Dr. James Dobson. How can you expect McCain to protect and defend the constitution of the United States when he is willing to appear before an organization dedicated to destruction of the American way of life? Is there any organization, except a Christian organization of course, that McCain would not address in his quest for political power?

When McCain was sworn in as a Naval Officer he swore the following oath upon his honor as officer and a gentleman: "I, John McCain , do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic ..." Every honorable serviceman that I have ever spoken to on this issue regards that oath as a lifetime committment that does not end when you take the uniform off for the last time. By his two faced immigration policy as voiced before La Raza, a sworn enemy of the United States, John McCain has violated his officer's oath. How can we expect him to honor the oath of office as President?


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