“I like to say I’m more conservative than [Barry] Goldwater. He just wanted to turn the clock back to when there was no income tax. I want to turn the clock back to when people lived in small villages and took care of each other.”
As I get older, I increasingly find myself admiring people I couldn’t stand as a young man. Ralph Nader, for instance. And now Pete Seeger.
I think part of it stems from my Catholicism and a change in my thinking, but I think most of it stems from the fact that the political landscape and culture have shifted under my feet. If my views had remained unchanged, I could make absolutely no sense with what is happening in the United States today.
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