McCain at La Raza
7/14/2008 4:54:08 PM - Amanda Carpenter
I'm reading through McCain's remarks at La Raza's annual conference
. There are two godly references that stood out to me. I can't decide if it's just emotional pizazz for the mostly Catholic audience or the real deal. Reading it, it was a little hard for me to picture coming out of McCain's mouth.
It's not that I don't believe McCain is a man of faith. I don't see how anyone can't be moved by his memories of praying to God in his prison cell in Vietnam. These items just seem a little "pandery" to me, that's all.
I'm copying and pasting the relevant excerpts below for those interested.
-"We can't let immigrants break our laws with impunity. We can't leave our borders undefended. But these people are God's children, who wanted simply to be Americans, and we cannot forget the humanity God commands of us as we seek a remedy to this problem."
-"In my recent visit to Mexico, I visited the Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe, and was greatly moved by the experience, and came to appreciate all the more your deep devotion to the God who created us and loves us all equally. I will honor your contributions to America for as long as I live. We would not be the special country we are without you."