“We must reform our political process— ridding it not only of the violations of the law but also of the ugly mob violence and other inexcusable campaign tactics that have been too often practiced and too readily accepted in the past, including those that may have been a response by one side to the excesses or expected excesses of the other side. Two wrongs do not make a right.”
Without Googling it, you’d probably never know who said this because the speech which this passage came from has been largely forgotten. No, it wasn’t Presidents Obama, Clinton, Reagan or either Bush, nor was it our current President.
The man who spoke these words was the late Richard M. Nixon. This speech occurred April 30, 1973, given shortly after the resignation of several key White House officials in the midst of the Watergate scandal. The nation was fractured over Vietnam…
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