Monday, May 09, 2005

Great Goldwater quote

As Christopher Hitchens quotes:
The religious factions that are growing throughout our land are not using their religious clout with wisdom. They are trying to force government leaders into following their position 100%. If you disagree with these religious groups on a particular moral issue, they complain, they threaten you with a loss of money or votes or both. . . . Just who do they think they are? And from where do they presume to claim the right to dictate their moral beliefs to me? And I am even more angry as a legislator who must endure the threats of every religious group who thinks it has some god-granted right to control my vote on every roll call in the Senate. I am warning them today: 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."
Doesn't pack the rhetorical punch of this one though.

1 comment:

Adam Scavone said...

Them's fightin words!
Maybe the Republicans can work with Jonathan Edwards from "Crossing Over" and Barry Goldwater can run from the spirit world in '08. BaAuH2O '08!!

And about that other quote...guess who dropped it in her book? Believe it or not, once upon a time she was a Goldwater Republican!