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Extremism in the defense
of liberty is still no vice

The Hill (Washington, D.C.), by Rick Manning

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 7/17/2014 1:00:03 AM

"Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue." —Barry Goldwater The 50th anniversary of Barry Goldwater´s clarion call for liberty acceptance speech for the Republican nomination passed this week. In a modern world where politicians talk, but their words are hollow, listening to Goldwater´s message a half a century later is like a drink of fresh water. But the words were no less scary to politicians less than a year from President Kennedy´s assassination. The establishment Republicans, then known as Rockefeller Republicans, played the same

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 7/17/2014 2:13:02 AM     (No. 9928160)

Barry Goldwater stands with the greatest American heroes. And instead, America went for the monster LBJ. What a shameful period in US history.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 7/17/2014 3:28:19 AM     (No. 9928209)

It´s interesting to remember that Goldwater was from Arizona. I wonder what he´d be saying now about the border invasion.

#1, reminds me of a joke told to me by a Vietnam veteran. "They told me if I voted for Goldwater, I´d end up fighting in a war. Well, I did vote for Goldwater, and I ended up in Vietnam."

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