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Reel America: Barry Goldwater 1964 Acceptance Speech

Republican National Convention

San Francisco - July 16, 1964

San Francisco - July 16, 1964

San Francisco
Sunday, July 13, 2014

In this speech from July 16, 1964, Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater accepted his party’s presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention. Goldwater, known as “Mr. Conservative” lost in a landslide to President Lyndon B. Johnson, but paved the way for younger conservatives. It was in this speech that Goldwater declared, “….extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice…” and  “…moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue."

Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 5:22pm (ET)

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