Saturday, May 26, 2012
Excerpt: Many years ago, a man many of you are too young to remember, ran a campaign for President based on the following beliefs: "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 later 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."
Lyndon B. Johnson and the Democrats succeeded in painting Mr. Conservative, Barry Goldwater, as a reactionary, and in 1964, this resulted in the largest landslide victory ever, in a Presidential election. The leftist floodgates were opened and President Johnson ushered in his “great society”.
Read the rest of my article on Examiner.com here.