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Friday, May 13, 2005


Pining for Barry

Another entry in the "who said that" files:
The religious factions growing throughout our land are trying to force government leaders into following their position 100 percent. If you disagree with these religious groups they threaten you with a loss of money or votes or both. From where do they presume to dictate their moral beliefs to me? I am warning them today: I will fight them every step of the way if they try to dictate their moral convictions to all Americans in the name of Conservatism.
Barry Goldwater, from the days when conservative didn't mean theocrat. What would Frist think?

H/T Lyn Lear.

UPDATE: Jody suggests equating conservative and theocrat isn't productive, and he's right. Let's put it this way instead: that's from the days when conservatives could publically renounce religious influence in government. And ok, a conservative can still do that. But they certainly won't get the Republican party nomination for president. The fact is that the mainstream Republican party currently does a whole lot of bowing and scraping to the Christian Conservatives. I think people like James Dobson do want others to believe as they do; at the very least, they want their moral beliefs to be the foundation of public policy in America. And you see them around centers of power a bit more often than you do, say, Marxists.


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