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Quotational Therapy: Part 20 -- Barry Goldwater, On Freedom.

BARRY GOLDWATER, ON FREEDOM-

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"The good Lord raised this mighty Republic to be a home for the brave and to flourish as the land of the free-not to stagnate in the swampland of collectivism, not to cringe before the bully of communism.

Now, my fellow Americans, the tide has been running against freedom. Our people have followed false prophets. We must, and we shall, return to proven ways-- not because they are old, but because they are true. We must, and we shall, set the tide running again in the cause of freedom. And this party, with its every action, every word, every breath, and every heartbeat, has but a single resolve, and that is freedom - freedom made orderly for this nation by our constitutional government; freedom under a government limited by laws of nature and of nature's God; freedom - balanced so that liberty lacking order will not become the slavery of the prison cell; balanced so that liberty lacking order will not become the license of the mob and of the jungle.

Now, we Americans understand freedom. We have earned it, we have lived for it, and we have died for it. This Nation and its people are freedom's model in a searching world. We can be freedom's missionaries in a doubting world. But, ladies and gentlemen, first we must renew freedom's mission in our own hearts and in our own homes."

-Barry Goldwater, from his nomination acceptance speech at the 1964 Republican National Convention.


Previous Quotational Therapy Sessions:

Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4; Part 5; Part 6; Part 7; Part 8; Part 9; Part 10; Part 11; Part 12; Part 13; Part 14; Part 15; Part 16; Part 17; Part 18; Part 19.

The right quotation can be therapeutic, so tune in to WILLisms.com for quotational therapy every Monday and Friday.

Posted by Will Franklin · 17 June 2005 07:24 AM

Comments

WOW...!

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at June 17, 2005 08:47 AM

Hello! Look at how our country is today. We need to become aware of anti americanism more than ever! I look at people like Maxine Waters, Howard Dean etc... It sends chills down my spine! Yikes!

Posted by: Cindy T. at June 17, 2005 10:31 AM

Let freedom and democracy ring!

Posted by: Dave at June 17, 2005 01:28 PM