Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Do these younger "polititions" even know who Barry Goldwater is/was ??

On his 108th birthday, these 10 Barry Goldwater quotes will make liberals rip out their hair     By D.E

Photo credit: Donny Ferguson, with permission
Photo credit: Donny Ferguson, with permission
Born on January 2, 1909, Barry Goldwater would come to define modern conservatism and libertarianism and restore Americans’ belief in limited government.
His victory in the 1964 Republican presidential primary, campaigning on a platform of reducing the government only to those functions specifically authorized by the Constitution, turned the Republican Party from a middle-of-the-road moderate party into a rhetorical force for limited government.
He would go down to a crushing defeat to Lyndon Johnson in the November election, but historians agree that while he lost the battle, he won the war. In the end his pioneering decision to campaign explicitly as a constitutional conservative would lead to the election of Ronald Reagan and the 1994 Republican takeover of Congress and the establishment of the Libertarian Party. The mailing lists he built and conservative activists he groomed would build and lead the Republican Party to this day.
Before there was Reagan, or Ron Paul, there was Barry Goldwater. If he were somehow alive today, he’d still be driving liberals crazy on his 108th birthday with quotes like these.
“The good Lord raised this mighty Republic to be a home for the brave and to flourish as the land of the free-not to stagnate in the swampland of collectivism, not to cringe before the bully of communism.”
– Presidential nomination acceptance speech, 1964 Republican National Convention

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