Skip to comments.Barry Goldwater's Birthday: A New Year's Reolution
Posted on 01/02/2020 6:19:05 PM PST by Ozguy1945
The second of January is Barry Goldwater's 110th birthday.
Compare In Your Heart You Know He's Right with mpodern slogans.
How would the world have been different if people had chosen differently on the first Tuesday in November 1964?
I am proud to say that I voted for the Man for President.
(What a different country we would have today!)
I still regret that I was not old enough to vote for Barry Goldwater in 1964.
How would the world have been different if Big Daddy George Romney had not worked so hard against Goldwater and aided Johnson the Democrat to win ???
At the Republican Convention that year Goldwater 800+ Romney 40
The first book I read dealing with politics was “Conscience of a Conservative” by Barry Goldwater. I was about 14 at the time. It was one of several books that made a lasting impression on me. Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Friedman and Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand were two others.
I have the pin and wear it... Though I am only in my early 40s.
He WAS right and Stan Evans’ book among others proves it.
One thing about that book is how it describes in detail the GOP’s shift leftward even back when first published.
I Would Never Have Voted For LBJ Even For "dogcatcher"!
Ronald Reagan spoke of Barry Goldwater -
“Is he the brash and shallow and trigger-happy man they say he is? Well Ive been privileged to know him when. I knew him long before he ever dreamed of trying for high office, and I can tell you personally Ive never known a man in my life I believed so incapable of doing a dishonest or dishonorable thing.
“This is a man who, in his own business before he entered politics, instituted a profit-sharing plan before unions had ever thought of it. He put in health and medical insurance for all his employees. He took 50 percent of the profits before taxes and set up a retirement program, a pension plan for all his employees. He sent monthly checks for life to an employee who was ill and couldnt work. He provides nursing care for the children of mothers who work in the stores.
“When Mexico was ravaged by the floods in the Rio Grande, he climbed in his airplane and flew medicine and supplies down there.
“An ex-GI told me how he met him. It was the week before Christmas during the Korean War, and he was at the Los Angeles airport trying to get a ride home to Arizona for Christmas. And he said that a lot of servicemen there and no seats available on the planes. And then a voice came over the loudspeaker and said, Any men in uniform wanting a ride to Arizona, go to runway such-and-such, and they went down there, and there was a fellow named Barry Goldwater sitting in his plane. Every day in those weeks before Christmas, all day long, hed load up the plane, fly it to Arizona, fly them to their homes, fly back over to get another load.
“During the hectic split-second timing of a campaign, this is a man who took time out to sit beside an old friend who was dying of cancer. His campaign managers were understandably impatient, but he said There arent many left who care what happens to her. Id like her to know I care.
“This is a man who said to his 19-year-old son, There is no foundation like the rock of honesty and fairness, and when you begin to build your life on that rock, with the cement of the faith in God that you have, then you have a real start.
“This is not a man who could carelessly send other peoples sons to war. And that is not the issue of this campaign that makes all the other problems Ive discussed academic, unless we realize were in a war that must be won.”
Great man and famous ham - RIP K7UGA
We're the bright young men who want to go back to 1910,
We're Barry's Boys.
We're the kids with a cause, yes, a government like Grandma's was,
We're Barry's Boys.
We're the new kind of youth at your alma mater,
Back to silver standards and solid Goldwater,
Back to when the poor were poor and rich were rich,
And you felt so damn secure just knowing which were which.
We're the kids who agree to be social without security,
We're Barry's Boys.
Now his hat's in the ring, where Westbrook Pegler once was king
Now, he's too left-wing.
So if you don't want to recognize that old Red China,
Or Canada, or Britain, or South Carolina,
You, too, can join the crew, Tippecanoe & Nixon, too,
Back with Barry, back to cash & carry;
Back with Barry's Boys.
It has been many many years since I read the book; it is time to read it again.
Goldwater had me at “Conscience of a Conservative.” As a young news reporter, I had the privlege of covering a post-election speech he gave at an Ohio college. Meeting him in person was one of the political highlights of my life. A photo of me and Barry Goldwater continues to sit on my office desk along with the Book he wrote that continues to influence the right side of history.
Goldwater captured my intellect when I read “The Conscience of a Conservative.” The fact that he carried nearly 40% of the vote against LBJ in 1964 (the faux torchbearer after Kennedy’s assassination) is a testament to his eloquence and appeal. I was sad to see him end up essentially pro-abortion. His wife had been head of Arizona Planned Parenthood.
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