Goldwater’s swing vote. Obama already above the law. Biden thinks he can get away with it. Online apologetics. Plus more.
STANDING ON PRINCIPLES
Re: Brett Joshpe’s The Goldwater Standard:
Are you kidding? Is someone calling himself “CC Goldwater” perpetrating a fraud of some kind?
Obama? Never! Not if you’ve ever read Barry Goldwater’s “Conscience of A Conservative.” Not if you’ve followed anything he’s ever said, his principles. His PRINCIPLES!
But, there again, doubt if he’d’ve been much encouraged by John McCain’s Mickey-mouse attempt at doing a Bob Dole campaign either.
No, chances are, Barry Goldwater (who, we must recall, was
largely responsible for integrating the Phoenix School system as
well as the Arizona Air National Guard, and almost
single-handedly!) would have probably chosen to write in someone
like John Bolton.
When Barry Goldwater died in 1997, I wrote an article for the Fort Wayne, Indiana, News-Sentinel I entitled “The Conservative Who Never Was.” Most of the article was published under another title. Some of the items I mentioned in the original article and others I found out later are as follows. 1) After Ronald Reagan’s successful 1964 speech, Goldwater claimed the speech had been originally written for him and said he let Reagan do it for him on the famous telecast as a favor. 2) Goldwater endorsed fellow RINO Richard Nixon instead of Reagan in 1968 for the nomination. 3) He endorsed Nixon again in 1972 rather than support conservative Congressman John Ashbrook of Ohio. 4) He endorsed fellow RINO Gerald Ford in 1976 rather than Reagan. 5) Goldwater arranged for an abortion for his daughter in 1957. 6) He stabbed constitutionalists Arizona Governor Evan Mecham in the back by supporting the false impeachment charges against him because he saw Mecham as a danger to Goldwater’s own political power in the state. It helped to allow Rose Mofford, a liberal Democrat, to become governor and raise taxes an additional $512 for every man, woman, and child in Arizona. 7) In 1996, he endorsed President Bill Clinton, leftist Democrat for president. Then he withdrew the endorsement, saying he was only kidding and endorsed Robert Dole. It was the first endorsement that worked. Clinton won the state for the Democrats for the first time since 1948.
At one meeting of the Young College Republicans at my school (Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky, and, at 49 and an adult student, I’m the oldest member.) I said that John McCain was a RINO and more donkey than elephant. With a slow, shocked voice, our faculty advisor asked me if I considered Barry Goldwater to be a donkey. I said immediately, “Yes. The back half.”
The question is who would Goldwater support? The answer is all
you have to do is read the above seven points and you will know
it’s the one running for president with the “D” by his
— Michael Skaggs
ABOVE THE LAW
Re: Mark Hyman’s Premature Presidency:
Unless I am mistaken, laws do not apply to Democrats when they prohibit or inhibit a policy decision any democrat elected or otherwise wishes to carry out.
Several instances come to mind. Democrats found a constitutional right to murder babies. Nowhere is it written but we are assured it is in the Constitution. Then there is the matter of written rights in the second amendment. Democrats have battled against our freedom of religion and the right to bear arms. If Mr. Obama is elected both will be seriously abrogated.
But the most egregious example of flouting and disrespecting the law can be found in an interview Mr. Obama did with Chicago public radio in 2001. In that interview Mr. Obama chastised the Warren court for not going beyond the constraints of the Constitution to redistribute wealth, power and one suspects land, to Black Americans. “Beyond the constraints of the Constitution”… How casually that rolled of his lips. I guess Mr. Obama feels the Constitution applies only when it furthers his wishes and not when it doesn’t.
I am so foolish! It was my belief that the Constitution was written to limit the power of tyrants who might take over this nation. Imagine how unsophisticated that is for an education. I guess Mr. Obama just loved the late Justice Douglass who when he was soaring off on a flight of fancy to rewrite a portion of our Constitution that didn’t particularly suit his personal needs usually began with words like theses: “It is manifestly obvious to men of good spirit and cannot reasonably be debated by men of honor and goodwill…”
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
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