I told you previously this month that I would be featuring Barry Goldwater as the politician of the month.
Mr. Goldwater engineered a presidential bid that failed in 1946 that soon lead Republican takeover of the US House and Senate in 11994. He is the man that started the conservative movement of free trade, less taxes, less regulation and greater prosperity.
I became interested and inspired by Mr. Goldwater when I saw a HBO documentary called “Mr. Conservative.” It is a great film.
Barry Goldwater is nothing like the conservatives and Republican party today. His son endorsed Ron Paul for president and much of what Senator Goldwater stood for is not even debated and discussed by the Republican party today. Mr. Goldwater would probable not be considered a Republican today by any means. His conservatism can be understood by knowing he opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, because it was over legislation. No one today would even argue such argument. Though Mr. Goldwater by no means was a racist. He would return to the US Senate in 1966 and represent Arizona for another 20 years. He is a man more than what people give him credit for. His part of the Republican party is the no nonsense party leaders that would not deal with any crape. Much of what Senator John McCain is today. Although, Mr. Goldwater and McCain shares some distinct policy differences.
Here are some quotes by the man: