Feb 11, 2012
Barry Goldwater on the Religious Right and Conservatism
"The religious factions that are growing throughout our land are not using their religious clout with wisdom.... I'm frankly sick and tired of the political preachers across this country telling me as a citizen that if I want to be a moral person, I must believe in 'A,' 'B,' 'C,' and 'D.' Just who do they think they are?... 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.'" (1993)
CPAC and its White Nationalist panelist, Peter Brimelow, disagree.
Barry Goldwater, (1909–1998) was a five-term U.S. Senator, Republican Party nominee for President in 1964, Maj. Gen., US Air Force Reserves, and is author of The Conscience of a Conservative.