This afternoon I visited another monument which was just dedicated last month in Paradise Valley: the Barry Goldwater Memorial. He was the last Presidential candidate born (on January 1, 1909) in a United States Territory: Arizona didn’t become a state until 1912.
Most of you likely remember this signature phrase from the 1964 Presidential campaign as the Republican Party nominee:
“Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!”
How true it is today in this War on Terror.
Goldwater was also an accomplished photographer, pilot, rafter, and amateur radio operator during his 89-year lifetime. He was an American FIRST and a Republican SECOND. That’s the order it should be.
Too bad I never got a chance to meet you Barry, but thanks for contributing what you did to our country…and to me too!