Obviously Watergate was quite a scandal - but really, I have to wonder how much of that goes on in politics and is never discovered? I'm not saying that the idea to undermine the Democratic party was a brilliant (or legal) idea, but it wasn't Nixon's idea alone.
His record is really impressive if you look at it; The ERA (Equal Rights Amendment), he ended segregation and the draft, and his administration made several anti-crime laws (like the Organized Crime Control Act). He implemented many of the environmental policies that started the EPA. His meeting with the USSR and China paved the road toward real peace with those countries, he began the end of the Cold war. His administration also negotiated the end of the Vietnam war (Americans involvement in Indochina) and the disengagement agreement between Isreal and Egypt/Syria. He was the first president to take action against foreign oil price gouging. From 1961 up until 1998, he was the only president to have had a balanced budget.
So why is he bad again? I think overall he was one of the best modern presidents.
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Answer by tasches at 12:27 PM on Jan. 5, 2011
Obviously Watergate was quite a scandal - but really, I have to wonder how much of that goes on in politics and is never discovered?
When a crime is uncovered, it should be punished. He should have been prosecuted. As the POTUS, you are not above the law...no, he didn't act alone...but he did participate. His unlawful activities overshadowed his accomplishments because he disgraced the office of the Presidency
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Answer by stacymomof2 at 10:37 AM on Jan. 5, 2011
How soon they forget.... Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it.
Nixon started in his college years being dishonest by breaking into an office at Duke Law School to look at final exam grades. Then, the rest of his political career was based on paranoia and dislike of Jews and a fear and jealousy concerning the rich and old rich families in the USA.Tapes were just released containing a conversation between Nixon and Billy Graham in the 1970's concerning their belief that "the Jews" control all banks and want to control our country....ugl
He KNEW about Watergate....but there was a lot more to Watergate than any of you admit....or maybe you just haven't read about all of it. Sorry.....he WAS one of the worst. Wasn't LBJ the one who was
Answer by kerp1960 at 10:39 AM on Jan. 5, 2011
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