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Needed: Another Goldwater

February 23, 2019

In early autumn 1963, Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater and President John F. Kennedy agreed to debate one another believing that the exercise would be good for the country. Tragically, President Kennedy was assassinated by a Communist sympathizer in Dallas in November 1963. Goldwater wisely understood that JFK’s Vice President and successor, Lyndon Johnson, would be elected in his own right in 1964. But, he was persuaded to run, knowing he would go down to defeat.

Why Goldwater decided to run when he knew he would lose was due solely to his patriotism. On August 7, 1974 Senator Barry Goldwater came to President Richard Nixon to inform him that he would not survive an Impeachment vote in the U.S. Senate.

In 2019 it’s another Republican President facing a likely Impeachment vote. Only the soon to be released report of Special Counsel Robert Mueller delays the howling for Impeachment by Democrats. Now, before the inevitable happens, it’s time for another Barry Goldwater, moved by love of country, to inform the President of the inevitability of his Impeachment and ask him to resign. Where in the United States Senate today is the Republican Senator willing to tell President Donald Trump that he cannot survive a vote for Impeachment?

 

 

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