"McCain...called the debate a defining moment in the nation's history. 'Are we going to continue our rich tradition of hundreds of years of welcoming new blood and new vitality to our nation?' Mr. McCain asked. 'Or are we going to adopt a protectionist, isolationist attitude and policies that are in betrayal of the very fundamentals of this great nation of ours, a beacon of hope and liberty and freedom throughout the world?' " New York Times, Mar. 31, 2006.