“Unlike the elitist view that believes Americans cling to guns out of bitterness, today’s ruling recognizes that gun ownership is a fundamental right — sacred, just as the right to free speech and assembly.”
But it made me wonder. What other things does McCain see as a sacred? A little hunting on Google news turned up only two other recent invocations of the term by McCain:
“As a father, I believe there is no more sacred responsibility in American society than that of protecting the innocence of our children.
“That there is a judge anywhere in America who does not believe that the rape of a child represents the most heinous of crimes, which is deserving of the most serious of punishments, is profoundly disturbing.” responding to the Supreme Court’s rejection of the death penalty for child rapists
See any interesting parallels? Once you get past the rhetoric, McCain’s view of the sacred seems to mainly revolve around the right to kill people, either by the death penalty or by fire arm. It is a devastating indictment of what our country’s understanding of spirituality has come to.
To be fair, the other use of the term by McCain in my news googling in which he used the term when criticizing Obama’s promise to renegotiate NAFTA. Apparently free trade is sacred too.