Cindy McCain penned a powerful op-ed in USA TODAY urging Americans to “step into the arena to fight for a greater cause” and for the “best possible leadership” for this country as a way of honoring her late husband, John McCain.
Mrs. McCain wrote that the “essence of John McCain’s message to our nation” was that “we must join together, shaped by our deepest values of liberty, equal justice and respect for the dignity of all people, hardened by unwavering courage and integrity.”
John did this every day. Whether it was to demand the best possible leadership and support for our armed forces, or to empower freedom fighters against dictators around the world, or to demand that perpetrators of torture and human rights abuses be punished, or to make sure our native American communities are treated with dignity and respect. John McCain fought for others every day of his life, whether he was wearing a uniform or standing on the floor of the U.S. Senate.
With his passing, America inherently understood that this is the kind of leadership we want. That this is the kind of country we want to be. And that it is now up to us — all of us — to get into the arena and fight. Each of us must do something to fight for a greater cause. We can lead, we can support, we can contribute, we can donate — but we must do something. Source: USA TODAY
Cindy McCain’s call to action comes on the heels of a scathing anonymous op-ed by a senior Trump administration official who is literally sounding the alarm that the country is being led by a very unstable and unqualified person. Donald Trump is calling the act treason, which is clearly not the case. We are in dangerous territory and it’s high time that the Republican Party put country over party and act.