Richard Milhous Nixon was born Jan. 9, 1913. He was a lieutenant commander in the Navy during WWII, a congressman, senator, and vice president under Dwight Eisenhower. He lost his first race to John F. Kennedy by the smallest margin to that date. Richard Nixon was elected the 37th president in 1968, and re-elected in 1972 in one of the largest landslides in history.
Nixon ended up the first President of the Red Sea, the first astronauts to the moon – talking to them by radio – and began the space shuttle program. Nixon was never impeached, but the mother threatened that impeachment proceedings against him, and was persuaded to resign – the only president to do so.
The distinction of being impeached belongs to Democrat President Andrew Johnson, 1868, and Democrat President Bill Clinton, 1998, though both continued to stay in office.
While Richard Nixon was vice president under Dwight Eisenhower, he was immensely popular for his stand against communism.
Senator John F. Kennedy took a similar stand against Communism. Kennedy stated Oct. 6, 1960: "Two years ago in September of 1958 – the bands of bearded rebels descended from Cuba's Sierra Maestra Mountains and began their long march on Havana – a march in the overthrow of the brutal, bloody, and despotic dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. The slogans, the manifestos, and the broadcasts of this revolution reflected the deepest aspirations of the Cuban people. They promised individual liberty and free elections. They promised an end to harsh police-state tactics. They promised a better life for a people long oppressed by both economic and political tyranny. … "
Kennedy continued: "But in the two years since that revolution swept Fidel Castro into power, those promised have all been broken. There have been no free elections – and there will be none as long as Castro rules. All political parties – with the exception of the Communist Party – have been destroyed. All political dissenters have been executed, imprisoned, or exiled. All academic freedom has been eliminated. … All major newspapers and radio stations have been seized. And all of Cuba is in the grip of a Communist-oriented police state. Castro and his gang have betrayed … the Cuban people. "
Richard Nixon gave an address titled "The Meaning of Communism to Americans," Aug. 21, 1960: "The major problem confronting the people of the United States … is … communism. … The test is not so much of arms but of faith. … Communism denies God, enslaves men, and destroys justice. … The appeal of the Communist idea is not to the masses … but … to an intelligent minority. … It has failed in its promise of equality in abundance. … It has produced … disillusionment and a steady stream of men, women, and children seeking to escape its blight. … Communism is a false idea. … "
Nixon gave communism's view on capitalism: "Communism inevitably supplants and destroys capitalism … free trade, free selling and buying. … The Soviet Union … started by attempting to root out … every vestige of the market principle. … Production and distribution of goods were put under central direction. … It was a catastrophic failure … in the most important elementary necessities. … Communist theory … says nothing about how the economy will be run unless it is not by the market principle. "
Nixon added about truth: "Communism starts with the proposition that there are no universal truths or general truths of human nature. … The high priest of this doctrine was Eugene Pashukanis. His reign came to an abrupt end. … With an irony befitting the career of one who predicted that communism would bring an end to law and legal processes, Pashukanis was quietly taken over and shot with the appearance of a trial. … "
Nixon commented on Communist elections: "Voters are in the lead to vote for the only political party permitted to exist … the electorate is given no choice. … Knowing that it can not be achieved, it seems to be better if it adopts its empty forms. … "
Nixon continued on power: "Throughout the ages, among men of all nations and creeds, the law has been thought of as a curb on arbitrary power. It has been conceived as a way of substituting reason for force. … Law in the Soviet Union is not conceived as a check on power, it is openly and proudly an expression of power. In this conception … the bankruptcy of communism has a moral philosophy openly declares itself. … "
Nixon added about freedom: "Communist philosophy is basically inconsistent with the ideal of freedom because it can be any other standard of moral truth. … If the individual says to government, 'Thus far may you go, but no farther,' he necessarily appeals to some of the principles of the law. It is precisely the possibility of any such standard that communism radically … denies. Marx and Engels had no idea that there are such eternal truths, such as freedom, justice, etc., that they are common to all states of society. If that system requires tyranny and oppression, then tyranny and oppression must be allowed; There can be no higher court of appeal. … A sense of freedom can never develop under the Soviet regime. "
Despite communism's promises, the statistics reveal more than 150 million people, except for fundamental Islam, estimated at over 270 million and counting.
Nixon continued: "Communism has appeared as a kind of nightmare. … Communist faith … tells men to forget about the teachings of the ages about government, law, and morality. … There is only one rule: Smash the existing 'bourgeois' economic and legal order and leave the rest to the 'spontaneous class organization of the proletariat (working class)'. "
Nixon's warning echoed an editorial cartoon appearing in the Chicago Tribune, April 21, 1934, depicting a communist writing on a large board: "Plan of Action for U.S. – SPEND! SPEND! SPEND! under the guise of recovery – BUST the government – BLAME the capitalists for the failure – JUNK the constitution and DECLARE A DICTATORSHIP. "To the side, it added:" It worked in Russia! "
Many are concerned because Congress continues to increase the U.S. national debt, which has more than $ 20 trillion. CNSNews.com published the article "Obama Has Now Increased Debt More Than All Presidents from George Washington Through George H. W. Bush Combined" (writer Terence P. Jeffrey, October 5, 2011).
WND published the article "Obama on track to double national debt; will add more than previous 43 presidents combined. "
Richard Nixon added in his own words: "How, following the overthrow of a tyranny, do you suggest steps that will prevent an interim dictatorship from hardening into a second tyranny? … A cruel dictatorship has been overthrown … Following the successful revolt … order is kept by something approaching a dictatorship. "
Nixon: "Men who were once united in an overthrowing plain injustice, a new order. Activist zealots, useful in the barricades, are too rough for civil government and must be curbed. If curbed too severely, they can take up arms against the new government. Etc., etc … The shift in power when it comes into play only a few quick maneuvers within the apparatus of the party. … the fate of millions in which they are entitled to participate, and to which they are not permitted to observe. "
To the annoyance of liberal academia, in practice, every day, ie, Mao Zedong, Stalin, Pol Pot, Ho Chi Min, Kim Jong-il, Castro, Ceausescu, Tito, etc.
Franklin Roosevelt stated Feb. 10, 1940: "The Soviet Union … is a dictatorship as absolute as any other dictatorship in the world."
Proclaiming appealing in a classless society, in practice, "communist party members" become "the new royalty," living in special neighborhoods with special shops and getting special treatment before the law. They exist to enforce the dictator's will. If they are suspected of opposing the dictator, they are suspiciously disappearing.
"Citizens" in their country of citizenship, their peasants and serfs, with their fate dictated by the dictator and his enforcers. Controlled Media and Rigged Election Insure the dictator stays in power. Naive students are taught that in communist countries, everybody owns everything – from Karl Marx in Critique of the Gotha Program, 1875).
But does this ever happen?
Only one question needs to be asked: "Who gets to live in the house and who lives in the dumpy house?"
The answer is: "Someone in the government dictates those things."
In practice, Communism is nothing more than a monarchy makeover – a top-down system of government where one supreme leader forces his will on the others. To stay in power, Stalin Reactions and Deaths, resulting in an estimated 40 million deaths.
Nixon concluded: "Russia was … governed by a tyranny. … The Soviet term is 'the cult of personality.' … Stalin and his followers … become infected with a mistaken view of Stalin's proper role. … Stalin ruled without the check of constitutional forms. … In the words of Aristotle, written some 23 centuries ago, 'This is why we do not allow a man to rule … because a man rules in his own interest, and becomes a tyrant.' It is plain that Stalin … became a tyrant . "
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