Recent quotes by John McCain:
“We just had a loss of Denny Hastert's seat out in Illinois." McCain said. "The Republican candidate out there, I am told, had very strong anti-immigrant rhetoric also, so I would hope that many of our Republican candidates would understand the political practicalities of this issue.”
“In 2006, after Republicans became associated with a tough position on illegal immigration, Latinos voted for Democrats over Republicans by 69 percent to 30 percent. Democrats swept the mid-term elections.”
Good idea John, from now on I'm going to teach my kids to do what's popular instead of doing the right thing. Breaking the law doesn't matter as long as a majority of a certain demographic, let's say the "cool kids" at your lunch table, say that it's ok.
These quotes demonstrate what so many politicians believe today: we are not a nation of laws, just political expediency. It starting with a "living constitution" but we have graduated to becoming fluid with our statutes. When government and it's officials decide that they can follow or ignore laws at their pleasure, and can be open about it, then we do not have a constitutional republic.