Nation: Republicans: THE CANDIDATE'S CREED

Other excerpts from Goldwater's acceptance speech:

"The Good Lord raised this mighty Republic to be a home for the brave and to flourish as the land of the free. Now my fellow Americans, the tide has been running against freedom. Our people have followed false prophets. We must, and we shall, return to proven ways—not because they are old, but because they are true.

"During four futile years the Administration which we shall replace has distorted and lost that faith. It has talked and talked and talked and talked the words of freedom, but it has failed and failed and failed in the...

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