And just what does that have to do with the discussion? I never said Nixon was a Boy Scout..<quoted text>Have you heard of CREEP, the dirty tricksters, the enemies list, the plumbers, the Saturday night massacre, Erlichman, Haldeman, Liddy, Mitchell or a little thing called Watergate, a little thing that led the bipartisan House Judiciary Committee to adopt three articles of impeachment?
Have you ever heard of what Nixon did in the area of Civil Rights, welfare reform? The Nixon administration was responsible for affirmative action by providing training and employment openings for minorities on federally funded construction projects. The government, especially Labor Department and HEW officials, began using racial classifications and numerical goals in implementing their desegregation programs—the first example of "affirmative action."
Early in the Nixon presidency, Attorney General John Mitchell, meeting with a group of civil rights leaders, suggested that they "watch what we do, not what we say" in judging the performance of the administration. By that standard, the Nixon presidency must be adjudged innovative and responsive in practice, although it seemed conservative and uncaring in its rhetoric.
The Food Stamp Act of 1964 was greatly expanded to provide billions of dollars of purchasing power to the nation's needy, through the efforts of Senator Robert Dole.
Congress also passed a Nixon initiative to provide the states and cities with $30 billion in federal revenues over a five-year period. Responding to the demands of environmentalists, Nixon proposed legislation that led to the creation of the Council on Environmental Quality (1969), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (1970), and the Environmental Protection Agency (1970). New laws provided tougher standards for water and air quality.
There is a lot to critisize the man for, but we should also remember the good and yes I can find more..I was just making a point.. If we are going to remember and quote our history, let's remember and it all..