Click to embiggen. Cross-posted at The Clarion Call.
So-called “movement conservatives” have long claimed former Arizona Senator and 1964 GOP presidential nominee Barry Goldwater as the founder of their movement. They’re very fond of trotting out Goldwater’s most famous quip, “extremism in defense of liberty is no vice,” but these days some of his other quotations are curiously ignored. Although we shouldn’t be surprised that religious conservatives would take certain parts of a message as gospel truth while totally ignoring others— they do it with the Bible every day.