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May 5, 2017

I have little interest in streamlining government or in making it more efficient, for I mean to reduce its size.


I do not undertake to promote welfare, for I propose to extend freedom.
My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them. It is not to inaugurate new programs, but to cancel old ones that do violence to the Constitution or that have failed their purpose, or that impose on the people an unwarranted financial burden. I will not attempt to discover whether legislation is "needed'' before I have first determined whether it is constitutionally permissible. And if I should later be attacked for neglecting my constituents "interests,'' I shall reply that I was informed that their main interest is liberty and that in that cause I am doing the very best I can. - - Barry Goldwater

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 5, 2017 9:23 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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We were all asleep at the wheel when he ran for President. Maybe we're awake now, maybe not. Time will tell.

Posted by: billH at May 5, 2017 9:59 AM

The last American leader.

Posted by: indyjonesouthere at May 5, 2017 11:08 AM

By the time auh20 rolled around it was already 100 years too late - the future was set in stone.

Booth was on the right track.

Posted by: ghostsniper at May 5, 2017 11:34 AM

"...Maybe we're awake now, maybe not...."

The problem we face is that half of us think that to be "woke" (sic) is an admirable trait.

But more on topic, I sure miss Goldwater.

Posted by: azlibertarian [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 5, 2017 12:33 PM

The media called Goldwater crazy.

Posted by: Ray at May 5, 2017 1:08 PM

Whit A-bombs exploding as a kid picks a daisy I guess we had a view of the first Fake News cycle.

Posted by: Rev. Hoagie at May 6, 2017 2:55 AM

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