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Posted on 07/15/2010 9:08:34 PM PDT by thecodont
YORBA LINDA From former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Barbara Franklin to TV personality Ben Stein, friends and former staffers of President Richard Nixon are being drawn together this weekend to celebrate, reminisce, and debate the meaning of Nixon's legacy.
The weekend-long celebration marking 20 years since Nixon came to Yorba Linda to open his library and birthplace includes some events that are free and open to the public.
President Nixon dedicated his library in Yorba Linda on July 19, 1990. The library is now part of the National Archives and Records Administration.
The Richard Nixon Foundation is calling it "largest gathering of Nixon family, Nixon Administration alumni, campaign workers, Nixon Foundation members, fans and friends," in 20 years.
Since the dedication of Nixon's $22 million library on July 19, 1990, the campus at 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd. has undergone a series of transformations.
In addition to substantial building and expanding, the most significant change has been the transition from being a privately-funded and run library and birthplace to becoming a government-run presidential library, renamed the Nixon Presidential Library & Museum.
The National Archives and Records Administration recently completed the transfer of millions of Nixon presidential records from Maryland to their permanent home in Yorba Linda.
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Mixed legacy indeed; he achieved victory in Vietnam but the circumstances of his departure doomed the Vietnamese. His mistake was covering up the sophomoric activities of some low-level campaign operatives. He should have thrown them under the bus.
He understood the Soviet threat on one hand and backed Isreal when they were attacked, but signed on to the creation of the department of education, the EPA, and other things. Opening relations with China may have seemed like a good thing at the time...
Retract the Department of education thingy... that was a Carter scam.
A correct synopsis of Richard Nixon's involvement in the ENORMOUSLY overblown Watergate affair: Communist payback, via their propagandists in the LeftMedia, for Nixon's stalwart work at nailing Red hides to the wall during his HUAC days.
Accuracy regarding Watergate is a too rare occurrence, sadly, even among conservatives.
“He should have thrown them under the bus.”
Except then “that whole Cuban thing...” would have got out. (Or whatever the words on the tape were).
I think some of the Cuban guys in the botched Watergate burglary had been involved in The Bay of Pigs thing from Kennedy’s day. As tricky and paranoid as Nixon was in many ways, I think he had a real sense of Patriotism, and would not have thrown them under the bus lest some of the secrets from the Bay of Pigs get let out.
The whole “Pentagon Papers” leak/theft that Nixon was incensed about were “papers” discussing Vietnam strategies, policies, etc. that had been developed during the Johnson administration.
Instead of “I think”, better wording of mine would be “I have always wondered if the Cubans had been involved in the Bay of Pigs”.
He gave us pure fiat money, was pro-abortion, gave us the EPA, invented the racial category of “Hispanic,” etc., etc.
All in all, a wretched, destructive President.
But better than anyone else who was running in 1960 or 1968, or 1972.
Bernard Barker was I.D.ed by Weitzman as having flashed Secret Service credentials on the grassy knoll.
That Barker leaves tape on the Watergate lock to blow the op shows Nixon was brought down by CIA.
Hunt's deathbed deflection to LBJ--and Hunt was party to the Watergate sabotage.
With Kissinger to Beijing--did it not throw the Soviets off balance.
His destruction was the Crusade of the Reds he'd outed, make no mistake.
He was ambitious, a politician--show me one who was not.
Lodge, Diem, Lansdale, Hunt--put them in a tumbler and throw them on the felt.
August 8, 1974.
Clinton's Loral and Hughes (Bernard L. Schwartz and C. Michael Armstrong) sent a 200-page fax to the PLA in 1995 giving them our missile guidance advantage, improving their reliability to perfection, so they can target our children as they sleep.
DOD in May 1997 said this "damaged national security" and Clinton waivered it into mootness 1998 leaving Republicans with the pizza delivery girl instead of the treason noose.
Nixon forced out for duct tape, yet Clinton buoyed by shrieking fairies of Ministry of Media for his treason.
Mark Rudd and his Maoists in red armbands chanting "Ho Ho Ho Chi Minh! The NLF is gonna win!" January 19, 1969 in the Nixon Counterinnaugural, banging the iron knocker of Justice as the lawyers on the second floor shot the bird.
And now Justice supports the New Black Panther Party.
Gooks in the wire; it's a lovely war.
Sadly true. Would voters had been better off if RINO candidates like George Romney, Nelson Rockefeller, or Harold Stassen were chosen for the Presidency? I think not.
Great historical rendition.
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