There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle. – Alexis de Tocqueville

It’s only been a few days since Senator John McCain passed away, and I can’t help but be disgusted by the current news flooding my feeds with the GOPs “ideas” for replacement. At what point in time did we become a country that doesn’t mourn our own? Now, don’t get me wrong. I’ve never voted for the man, and I didn’t always agree with his politics, but politics aside he was not only a human being but a war hero – despite what our current president seems to think.

This man served his country for the majority of his life. He fought hard. Had battles many of us will never face and never want to know. Yet here we are only a few days after his death talking about who his replacement is going to be. He deserves better. We deserve better. Have we really turned into this? Do we care nothing for his family who are grieving a great loss? He was someone’s husband. Father. Grandfather. Friend. He was a person….and now the GOP is desperately working on trying to figure out who to best strategically fill his slot in the Senate before his body has even been laid to rest. It makes me sick.

I can’t help but wonder how this country got to be how it is today. So much hate. So much corruption. So much violence. So much just not caring. Every day I read news articles about different topics and the same old thing seems to pop up. Us vs Them. Me vs You. GOP vs Democrat. To hell with it all. You don’t have to be one party or another to have compassion and decency. Have we lost all of our humanity?

 

RIP Senator McCain and thank you for your years of service. Not all of us have forgotten the sacrifices you have made for your country.

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