It seems that confrontations in conservatism may run in the family when it comes to the McCains, but the apple that is Meghan has rolled quite a ways away from her tree-like father John.
John McCain has long been a thorn in the side of conservative republicans. While his reputation as a stubborn war hero has, at times, worked to his advantage, John McCain relies on a heavy schedule of democratic appeasement to get things done in Washington D.C.
Furthermore, this elder statesman of the senate has long been a figurehead of the so-called “resistance” to President Trump, turning his hatred of the republican icon into a badge of pride with which he could enter the left wing power conduit with impunity.
Now, the RINO to end all RINO’s daughter, the honorable Meghan McCain, is also finding herself at odds with the republican party, but for taking a stance that is beyond conservative on social issues of the LGBTQ community. In fact, Meghan has surpassed even the far right in terms of conservatism, with a controversial opinion that is purely constitutional.
While visiting the set of The View recently, the daughter of Senator Songbird took a tough stance on evangelical Christians attempting to govern the direction of the republican party – much to the delight of the nation’s growing libertarian contingent.
“McCain said, ‘Tony Perkins is someone who – obviously the head of Family Research Council but for some reason I didn’t realize he’s really extreme when it comes to being an anti-gay hate group. He endorsed ex-gay conversion therapy in 2016. He claims transgender policy has made restrooms into crime scenes. He said LGBTQ soldiers have made the military look like, quote, “a parade that looks like a bar scene in Star Wars,” so, really respectful to our troops.’
“She added, ‘I always worry about what is up and coming in the Republican party in my generation. Let me tell you. Young Republicans aren’t going to stand for this kind of crap. They just aren’t. I just think the last siren song of his power is with President Trump at this moment, because he still appeasing his base in a lot of ways, especially with speaking out at the Right to Life march but I don’t see these people being as nearly as relevant in the next election cycle.’”
What’s even more shocking is that Meghan McCain is absolutely right.
Our national culture is trending toward conservatism in a way that it hasn’t before, and Donald Trump’s New York City-style republican ethos is going to continue to push young republicans back into their Constitutional base of government. In this vein, the government would be far more hands-off when it comes to matters of sexual orientation, gay marriage, and transgender rights. This, of course, is a libertarian’s dream.
While some on the right will look at Meghan’s comments as republican sacrilege, our identity as a nation is changing rapidly. We are, and always will be, a nation of freedoms, and by disallowing the government access to our personal lives we will ensure that liberty-first attitude for generations to come.