Fifty Years Since This Brilliant Speech By A Reformed Former California Democrat


If we lose freedom here, there’s no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth.

This is the issue of this election: Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capitol can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves.

You and I are told increasingly we have to choose between a left or right. Well I’d like to suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There’s only an up or down—[up] man’s old—old-aged dream, the ultimate in individual freedom consistent with law and order, or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism. And regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would trade our freedom for security have embarked on this downward course.


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11 Responses to Fifty Years Since This Brilliant Speech By A Reformed Former California Democrat

  1. Pathway says:

    It is a never ending battle against the utopian statist.

  2. omanuel says:

    As I recall, the 1964 election pitted Goldwater against Johnson.

    I regret to report now that I voted for LBJ, unaware he would restore the 1945 planned one-world government that President Kennedy temporarily blocked with the Apollo program.

  3. Steve Case says:

    This sort of thing doesn’t bode well for the retention of freedom:

    Put Down the Cupcake: New Ban Hits School Bake Sales

  4. DedaEda says:

    The only change in the last 50years I see, is that the numbers got an order or two higher.

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