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Friday, June 24, 2016

Main interest [of people] is liberty ~ Barry Goldwater

"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 to not 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 in their purpose, or that impose on the people unwarranted financial burden. I will not attempt to discover whether legislation is ‘needed’ before I first determine if it is Constitutionally permissible. And if I should ever be attacked for neglecting my constituents’ ‘interests’ I shall reply that I was informed their main interest is liberty and that in that cause I am doing the very best I can." ~ Barry Goldwater

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