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If the American government were to abide by the rules and restrictions of Goldwater, our country would be strictly Conservative and never stray from the Constitution. However, does such governing best suit the overall needs of our nation? Are Goldwater's thoughts leading America to a bright future? (By Simone C.)


"I feel certain that Conservatism is through unless Conservatives can demonstrate and communicate the difference between being concerned with these problems and believing that the federal government is the proper agent for their solution." (65)

Article posted September 18, 2012 at 11:59 AM • comment (10) • Reads 422 • see all articles

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Mr. Schels was born in 1967 in Westwood, New Jersey, and grew up in River Vale, New Jersey. He read history, law and American Studies at Rutgers and Columbia Universities. After practicing law for 7 years as a civil trial attorney, he went through Connecticut's Alternate Route for Teacher Certification, and has been teaching since 1999. He lives in Trumbull with his wife, Marcia and two children, Tyler, 17 and Kaitlyn, 12. Hobbies include reading, cooking, gardening, tennis, music (classical trumpet) and crossword puzzles. Also - big Yankee fan!

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