48 years ago a Senator from Arizona by the name of Barry Goldwater was the GOP’s nominee in the Presidential election. “The turn will come,” Senator Goldwater had written a few years earlier, “when we entrust the conduct of our affairs to men who understand their first duty as public officials is to divest themselves of the power they have been given. It will come when Americans… decide to put the man in office who is pledged to enforce the Constitution and restore the Republic.”
Unfortunately, the American people did not believe they were ready for such a man and Sen. Goldwater lost his bid to the Presidency. All however was not lost, as the backbone that was his campaign, a campaign that much like a certain Texas Congressman’s campaign in 2012, was established and run by men and women much younger then most elected officials. A campaign that was drawn from organizations like Young Americans For Freedom, the Young Republican National Federation and like-minded individuals from across our great nation. The Goldwater “revolution,” much like another “rEVOLution” today, pioneered the use of small-dollar amount donations and generated a large group of like-minded individuals who spread out continued the fight, giving many of today’s Conservative politicians their first national hearing.
The backbone of that campaign filled Central Committee posts and other elected offices across the country. Slightly less then 20 years later that backbone restored the nation’s might and morale, took the reigns of power back from the Jimmy Carter disaster, ended the Cold War and brought us ten years of peace and prosperity not seen since before the 1920’s.
Are today’s Ron Paul “rEVOLutionairies” willing to truly stand up for liberty like they proclaim, support the best candidate with a chance of winning we have and then take a cue from the Barry Goldwater Conservative revolution and once we reclaim the wheel that steers the ship that is our Nation fill those central committee posts, fight at the grass routes to make sure our side continues to steer it in the right direction?
Or are they going to bitch and moan, ignore our candidate and hand the progressives another four years to stack the Supreme Court, district courts across the nation and do an untold amount of more damage to our nation