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18 September 2015 @ 12:59 pm
Obvious to the meanest intellect  
It is my view that no American woman should be denied access to family planning assistance because of her economic condition. I believe, therefore, that we should establish as a national goal the provision of adequate family planning services within the next five years to all those who want them but cannot afford them. This we have the capacity to do
--Richard Nixon
sturgeonslawyer: Defaultsturgeonslawyer on September 18th, 2015 06:44 pm (UTC)
Ahhhh, yes. The Anti_Reagan.

Edited at 2015-09-18 06:44 pm (UTC)
Young Geoffreyed_rex on September 19th, 2015 05:56 am (UTC)
From a foreigner's point of view ...
... this kind of falls into the category of narcissism of small differences. No matter what your leaders' domestic policies, slaughtering people in other countries never goes out of style. Even Bernie Sanders is in favour of carrying on the drone wars in the Middle East.

But as benchmark of where your domestic politics have gone, it's a fascinating quote.
The Hebrew Hammercockhammercock on September 19th, 2015 06:09 am (UTC)
You know it's bad when Nixon sounds like a beacon of rationality.
houseboatonstyxhouseboatonstyx on September 20th, 2015 06:28 pm (UTC)
He signed the Endangered Species Act, too, and what else? From here, he and Eisenhower do, as you say, look like beacons of rationality. But was Nixon ever thought as being irrational, rather than just as a crook?

Hm. Sfair, Nixon was involved in some burglary, but that was just espionage. A crook makes a career of theft and such ... at least that's the Central Meaning of 'crook' and 'criminal'. Technically, MLK was a criminal.

Edited at 2015-09-20 06:30 pm (UTC)
The Hebrew Hammercockhammercock on September 20th, 2015 09:04 pm (UTC)
Well, he was also paranoid as fuck.