What do we value as a nation?

To abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe, to refuse the obligations of international leadership for the sake of some half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems,is as unpatriotic as an attachment to any other tired dogma of the past that Americans consigned to the ash heap of history.

John McCain as he was  honored for his service
When i was a kid becoming aware of our nation in the world of other nations i was struck with the exceptional character of America.  Althought powerful enough to rule the world, we nevertheless held back from such an agenda and instead stood for the values of all humans.   I agree with John McCain, it would be an awful shame to give that up for winning at the expense of other nations.   Choosing to only value ourselves at the expense of others is  simply not our American story … it is not what we are be ing.  Or at least that was my story of America before  before #Trump.

Said as a tweet …

#mccain #values #nationality #WinLoose