GOLDWATERS AGREE WITH RON PAUL
By Betty Freauf
January 13, 2008
Senator Barry Goldwater at the 1964 GOP convention said, “I would remind you that extremism in defense of liberty is no vice. And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.” I wasn’t involved in politics during the Goldwater era but I’m guessing the GOP delegates went wild when they heard Senator Barry Goldwater voice those words.
He declared federal aid to education unconstitutional and warned of its inherent “evils and dangers.” Federal aid,” he wrote, “invariably means federal control.” Ronald Reagan and the 1990s Republicans pledged in their platform to shut down Jimmy Carter’s Department of Education (DOE). (Reagan did not fulfill that promise and in 1985 signed the U.S-Soviet Education Agreement). And as another example of our bloated bureaucracy, Goldwater said no branch of the national government was ever given any power over agriculture. These governmental agencies were created with the blessings of both Republicans and Democrats to advance United Nations Regional Administrative government where there is no accountability by unelected bureaucrats who operate with complete immunity.
The Republicans still call him “Mr. Conservative” and while I’ve since read about things he favored, such as abortion being a Tenth Amendment state’s rights issue, which most evangelical conservatives today would not embrace, he definitely left his mark in history. In the book Conscience of a Conservative he stated, “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 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.”
Although Goldwater may have mellowed towards the end, some have reported that Senator Barry Goldwater was a 33-degree Mason who loved to bash the Christian belief and called conservative Christians “the fringe.” But now “the fringe” helps elect presidents and we are close to a total dictatorship. Naomi Wolf in her book The End of America illustrates what all dictators do which pretty much aligns with what we’ve been seeing unfolding before our eyes in America. She said dictatorships use citizen surveillance in a clear way: to blackmail and coerce the people, especially critics. In the 1960s and 1970s, J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI amassed files on the private lives of political, union, Civil Rights, anti-war, and other leaders, and blackmailed or harassed them, Naomi writes. The FBI’s Counter Intelligence Programs (COINTELPRO) actions against civil rights workers and the left in the 1960s included planting fake evidence on them, sending bogus letters accusing them of adultery to ruin their marriages (one fake letter called Dr. King an ‘evil, immoral beast’ and suggested he kill himself), disclosing activists’ sexually transmitted diseases, tapping their phones, getting activists fired from their jobs, distributing false articles that portrayed them as drug abusers, and planting negative articles about them in newspapers. Naomi’s footnote said this information is from David Cunningham’s There’s Something Happening Here – the New Left, the Klan, and FBI Counterintelligence.
And then she writes how the USA PATRIOT act set the stage for booksellers, librarians and even doctors to have to turn over to the state information about Americans that had been private up until then. The American Booksellers Foundations for Free Expression took a stand against this and librarians spoke out as well. (The National Socialists also went after the booksellers, librarians and doctors.)
She goes on to say when closed societies gather information on ordinary people’s lives – when people know that their book-buying and library records are open, their sexual behavior and financial decisions are no longer private, their conversations are bugged, their class lectures are taped, their protests are photographed by police, their medical records are exposed, and that all this information can be used against them – their will to challenge the regime in power falters.
Congressman Ron Paul for many years has been challenging the regimes under which he has served and his will to continue to do so in this current presidential campaign has remained steadfast under difficult criticism especially from the right and now, the left has supposedly uncovered some very negative remarks he allegedly made in some newsletter back in the 90s as recently revealed on CNN. I can only pray that evil being used to try to destroy Ron Paul that God will expose and turn into good.
Goldwater was convinced that the press was Communist because the reporters’ union, like all unions, was Communist: “If this country of ours ever falls,” warned Goldwater, “go back to the day in 1933 when the New York Post columnist Heywood Braun founded the American Newspaper Guild.”
On September 4, 2005, I wrote an article entitled “Dipsticks in Washington, D.C.” that was, in retrospect, prophetic and should be read again. After that article was published, I received an e-mail as follows:
“Your recent article in NewsWithViews.com has some of the same info that I got in 1981. I was a mechanic in… California working on a large moving van that belonged to a private party. The van was packed full of patriotic literature. There were several cases of cards 8 ½ x 5. The heading was THE LEVELERS. It described the plan of the ‘insiders’ to change the economy of the republic from a manufacturing base to a ‘service oriented’ base so that the living standard of the U.S. could be lowered and that of third world countries would be raised to level them out so that they could be merged into a one world government under the U.N.
“This is exactly what has happened. Federal Deficit Rosenfeldt (FDR) said ‘in politics nothing happens by accident. If it happens, it was planned that way.’ I, too, gave up on political parties years ago. I switched from Democrat to Republican in 1964 and supported Goldwater. An elderly friend who used to visit me in my shop… was in the Cow Palace when Goldwater got the nomination. He saw Goldwater go into a hotel room down the hall from his. He investigated the two men, who had that room, and discovered the Rockefellers employed them. That explains why Goldwater did not conduct a forceful campaign (against Lyndon B. Johnson). I was on the executive committee of the American Independent party until I left California. At 77 years of age, I don’t think I will be around long enough to take part in any great changes in the politics of this once great Republic…”
Thanks to the testimony of this gentleman, readers now are able to connect a few more dots to the corruption our country has and continues to experience since our elected, traitorous officials with total contempt disregard their oaths of office and step out from under the protection of the Constitution in order to accommodate the one worlders.
Energized grass root Republicans selected Senator Barry Goldwater in 1964 and Reagan in 1980 but whereas Goldwater was demonized by the media for his Constitutional stands, just as is happening to Ron Paul, Reagan compromised and was elected. Ron Paul has proven he, too, is not and never has been a compromiser when it comes to Constitutional principles. In fact, when “leftie” Ed Schutlz from Jones Radio interviewed Ron, he asked if he felt the media had been unfair with lack of coverage of his campaign. Ron responded affirmatively. He said it was expected but his many years in politics taught him to recognize this was a trick question and quickly added just because it was unfair, he disapproved using government to level the playing field and make everything equal.
In 1966 “Red Ronnie Reagan reiterated his support for 1964 GOP presidential candidate, Barry Goldwater and then put Rockefeller Republicans, who hated and defeated Goldwater in charge of his campaign for governor.”
In his 1979 book With No Apologies Barry Goldwater condemned the Trilateral Commission (a Rockefeller front) and other “world planners” for turning their backs on the independence of the USA. But where was Goldwater in 1964? Why didn’t he call a press conference and expose them back then?
Barry Goldwater’s conservative legacy was firmly established and his truth seems to go marching on and resonating with Ron Paul voters. Thanks to O’Reilly at FOX criticizing Air America and telling how they were going bankrupt, I began listening and they are alive and well and it was good to hear Senator Goldwater’s son, Barry Goldwater, Jr. on the progressive, liberal Air America radio, preceding the New Hampshire vote interviewed by Jon Elliott. He also interviewed a number of others including Pat Buchanan and Congressman Duncan Hunter, who, along with Ron Paul, also were kept off the FOX GOP debate. Hunter voiced his disgust at the hypocrisy of FOX News who violated their motto: “We inform, you decide.” Duncan said he had a great town hall meeting with 3,000 independent New Hampshire voters during that debate and says he’s charging onward. Ron likewise met with voters when he was kept from debating.
Was it because FOX heard from disgusted viewers about the absence of Ron Paul prior to the New Hampshire debate that he was allowed on the South Carolina debate on January 10 or was it because Paul’s percentages were about equal to Thompson and Giuliani after the New Hampshire election and if they wanted Thompson and Giuliani, they felt obligated to include Paul, where he clobbered the other candidates. I was tickled to see Ron “snub” Sean Hannity after the debate claiming a previous engagement. Hannity went into his usual melt down mode and once again refused to acknowledge Paul’s overwhelming victory. [Read]
When referring to the left, Senator Goldwater, a former Democrat, said, “Let’s quit being nice about it. I’m tired of calling these people liberals. Liberal is a pretty nice word. Let’s call them socialists, for that’s what they are.” But with fairness to John Elliott on Air America, I find him to be far more “fair and balanced” than FOX. Although all Air America talk show moderators hate President George Bush, I’ve detected on a few occasions they like what Presidential candidate Ron Paul is saying. On this occasion Elliott told Junior Goldwater “Even as a progressive, a sizable percentage of my audience is calling in for Ron Paul. He strikes a chord with Independents, Republicans and Democrats that are looking for a change. Why is that?” he asks. For part two click below.
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Betty is a former Oregon Republican party activist having served as state party secretary, county chairman, 5th congressional vice chairman and then elected chairman, and a precinct worker for many years but Betty gave up on the two-party system in 2004 and joined the Constitutional Party.
Energized grass root Republicans selected Senator Barry Goldwater in 1964 and Reagan in 1980 but whereas Goldwater was demonized by the media for his Constitutional stands, just as is happening to Ron Paul, Reagan compromised and was elected.