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Barry Morris Goldwater
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Mr. Goldwater
Political party: Republican
Education: University of Arizona
Religion Episcopalian
Born January 2, 1909
Died May 29, 1998 (aged 89)

Barry Morris Goldwater was a Conservative and Libertarian Republican presidential candidate who didn't make it. Goldwater worked to shape the Republican Party so nasties like Ronald Reagan could win later. African-Americans and other minorities detested Goldwater as a racist, although he was not actually prejudiced but instead had the utterly ridiculous belief that the 1964 Civil Rights Act was unconstitutional and that instead the states should have been the ones to pass anti-discrimination laws. We're not kidding here.

Despite being Right Wing Goldwater thought the Religious Right were quite wrong and if Andrew Schlafly and Conservapedia had been around in Goldwater’s time Barry would have fought them and what they stand for.

Barry Goldwater on Jerry Falwell:-


"Every good Christian should line up and kick Jerry Falwell's ass." [1]


That’s just one example.

Reasons to like himEdit

  • He would have had an aneurysm over the Citizens United decision. In his day, he was an advocate of campaign finance reform.
  • He was pro-choice.
  • He was pro-LGBT.
  • He wasn't socially conservative.

Reasons not to like himEdit

  • He took strict constitutionalism to a whole new level of ridiculousness, believing that the federal government did not have the authority to pass anti-discrimination laws - instead, he believed the states held that authority.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Barry Goldwater vs. the Religious Right