Goldwater, Barry

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(Jan 2, 1909 – May 29, 1998) was a U.S. Senator (1953–65 and 1969–87) and the Republican nominee for President in 1964. He reinvented the Republican Party after the defeat of Richard M. Nixon in 1960, benefiting from a national grassroots conservative effort that overcame the Eastern liberal Republicans and Nelson Rockefeller in 1964. Goldwater was strongly anti-communist and called for a rollback of its influence around the world, asking, Why Not Victory. He called for an end to liberal domestic policies as supported by the New Deal Coalition. Goldwater was defeated in a sweeping landslide in 1964 by incumbent Democrat Lyndon B. Johnson. Goldwater lost the leadership of the conservative movement to Ronald Reagan, but returned to the Senate where he continued to support a strong defense. Unlike libertarians, Goldwater was hawkish on foreign policy, and Goldwater became irrelevant in his later years as he criticized social conservatives like Jerry Falwell. He was a commentator for CNN in its early years. Read more at Conservapedia…

Chronology of Events Involving Barry Goldwater

The Speech that Launched Ronald Reagan into National Prominence: "A Time for Choosing"

The Speech that Launched Ronald Reagan into National Prominence: “A Time for Choosing”

Many versions of the speech exist, since it was altered over many weeks. Contrary to popular belief, however, the speech was not given at the 1964 Republican National Convention in San Francisco, California as a nomination speech for presidential candidate Senator Barry Goldwater; Richard Nixon gave that nomination speech. Reagan, though he campaigned for Goldwater, did not use "A Time for Choosing" until October 27, 1964, when it was part of ...
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Barry Goldwater's Speech Accepting the Republican Presidential Nomination

Barry Goldwater’s Speech Accepting the Republican Presidential Nomination

“Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice” was the biggest applause line of Barry Goldwater’s speech accepting his party’s nomination as a presidential candidate. It is probably also the most misunderstood, ripped-out-of-context line in a speech that stands, even today, as a succinct definition of conservatism. Surprisingly, in 3,186 words, Goldwater never used any form of the word “conservative” in this famous speech. This stood ...
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Civil Rights Act of 1964 Becomes Law

Civil Rights Act of 1964 Becomes Law

From the May 28, 2012, issue of NR. This magazine has long specialized in debunking pernicious political myths, and Jonah Goldberg has now provided an illuminating catalogue of tyrannical clichés, but worse than the myth and the cliché is the outright lie, the utter fabrication with malice aforethought, and my nominee for the worst of them is the popular but indefensible belief that the two major U.S ...
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Barry Goldwater Publishes 'With No Apologies': "The Trilateral Commission is... the Vehicle for Multinational Consolidation of the Commercial and Banking Interests"

Barry Goldwater Publishes ‘With No Apologies’: “The Trilateral Commission is… the Vehicle for Multinational Consolidation of the Commercial and Banking Interests”

U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater in his book first published on May 5, 1955, titled 'With No Apologies' writes: "The Trilateral Commission is intended to be the vehicle for multinational consolidation of the commercial and banking interests by seizing control of the political government of the United States. The Trilateral Commission represents a skillful, coordinated effort to seize control and consolidate the four centers of power: political, monetary, ...
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The United Nations Charters is Signed

The United Nations Charters is Signed

The United Nations Charter was established on June 26, 1945 and would come into force on October 24th that same year. This had been one of the goals of the New World Order well before World War II. The communists and American one-world Insiders, operating primarily through their CFR front, "worked energetically and tirelessly to lay the foundations for the United Nations." We saw also that ...
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