Tim Weiner, the Last Nixon Basher

Bashing Nixon

          Tim Weiner joins a dwindling list of Nixon bashers with his new book, One Man against the World, purporting to advance new information about our 37th President.  While the rest of the world has come to realize that Richard Nixon was one of the most important presidents of the 20th Century, Weiner makes the preposterous assertion that Nixon was a suicidal drunk who left the country unattended during his last years in office.

Not a Quitter

          Anyone who has seriously studied Nixon and his presidency knows that above all, he was not a quitter.  Nixon’s life and career were a series of mountains and valleys and even in the depths of despair, he always rose to the challenge of climbing the next hill.  For such a man, resigning the presidency must have been the most difficult thing imaginable, yet he did it for the country he loved and served so well.  In so doing, he spared us from a long, drawn out battle, which he knew he could not win.  The overwhelming combined forces of the liberal media and a liberal Congress had been out to get him from day one.  Despite having the odds stacked against him, suicide would have been out of the question for a man like Nixon and he would never have been derelict in his duties as president.

Last True Statesman  

      Perhaps Mr. Weiner can be forgiven for his distorted view of a great American president.  After all, he has been a reporter for the New York Times, a flagging tabloid known principally for its liberal bias.  In addition, he is a graduate of Columbia University, one of the most liberal institutions in the country.  We are happy to see that at least Tim pronounces his last name according to the correct grammatical rules as in ‘whiner’, unlike the infamous Anthony Weiner who pronounces it as in ‘hotdog’.  All that notwithstanding, thoughtful students of U.S. history will continue to regard Richard Nixon as one of the last true statesmen and one of the two best presidents of the past one hundred years.       

Nixon Was One of Our Greatest Presidents

President Nixon Was One of Our Greatest Presidents

          Forty years ago today President Richard M. Nixon resigned the office of the presidency, becoming the first and only president in U.S. history to do so.  Many today might wonder how this could have happened when the absolute worst president ever currently occupies the White House with impunity.  The explanation is actually quite simple.  In the early 1970s, both the Senate and the House of Representatives were packed with liberal Democrats who could only be described as pathological ‘Nixon haters’.  Couple that with the fact that there were no balanced news networks like Fox back then, only the three liberal networks, ABC, CBS and NBC.  With left-wing news anchors like Dan Rather and Walter Cronkite spewing their venom every evening for more than a year, the American people were slowly brainwashed into believing that President Nixon had done something horrible.  There is simply no other explanation for how a president who was re-elected by one of the largest landslides in history could fall so far in just two years.  Rather than drag the country he loved through a divisive impeachment battle, President Nixon had the decency to resign, even though he knew he had done nothing to deserve being impeached.

What Might Have Been

          One has to wonder how much better the world would be today if this great statesman had served out the remaining years of his second term.  Vietnam would now be a democracy.  The horrors of ‘the killing fields’ of Cambodia might have been prevented.  President Nixon’s ‘war on cancer’ would have had the chance to fully blossom, potentially saving many lives throughout the world.  The possibilities are endless, but, alas, all of this was quashed by a group of partisan politicians and liberal newsmen.  In the end, President Nixon did nothing worse than any other president.  Perhaps his greatest failing was that he misled the American people to protect some of his staff members.  Contrast that with Impeached President Bill Clinton who lied under oath to protect himself!  Forty years after the fact, President Richard M. Nixon is now regarded as one of our greatest presidents and I am proud to say that I have known that all along.  We could sure use a good man like him now!


Presdient Richard M. Nixon

Presdient Richard M. Nixon


Congratulations Saint John Paul II

Saint John Paul II

          We are delighted to learn of the recent canonization of one of the greatest leaders of the Twentieth Century, Pope John Paul II.  Together with President Ronald Reagan and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Pope John Paul brought about the dissolution of the Soviet Union, freeing millions of people from the yoke of communism, including those in his own native Poland.  All this was achieved without bloodshed by three great leaders united in their belief that all people should live in freedom and steadfast in their determination to end the scourge of Soviet communism once and for all.  Congratulations, Saint John Paul II!


The Vatican, Rome, Italy

The Vatican, Rome, Italy


Margaret Thatcher

Liberals Hate Conservatives

The appalling reaction of many leftists throughout the world to the passing of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher corroborates (see WOW) the observation that conservatives disagree with liberals, but liberals hate conservatives!  The vitriol spewing from the mouths of socialists actually celebrating the death of a fellow human being belies their phony mantra of love and caring for others.  In reality, they care only for themselves and, let’s face it, they didn’t like the late Prime Minister because she made them actually get up off their ‘rusty dusties’ and work for a living.

A Positive Lasting Impact

We congratulate Margaret Thatcher for resurrecting the British economy and for having the foresight to spare the United Kingdom from the current Euro Zone mess.  We are grateful to Margaret Thatcher, who along with President Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II, brought down the Evil Empire and liberated millions of people from the iron grip of the Soviet Union.  And finally, we salute Margaret Thatcher for being the first and only woman Prime Minister of The United Kingdom while at the same time fulfilling the important roles of wife and mother.  The life and accomplishments of Lady Thatcher will have a positive and lasting impact on the world and we are thankful to have been blessed by her brilliant intellect, her courageous leadership and her wonderful personality.

Richard M. Nixon Centennial Celebration

Celebrating the 100th Birthday of Richard M. Nixon

Today, January 9, 2013 marks the centennial of President Richard M. Nixon’s birth.  Festivities to celebrate the life of this extraordinary man are planned all month at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California.  In addition, special events commemorating the legacy of our 37th president will take place across the nation, including a gala birthday reunion taking place today at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., also home of the Nixon Center.

Presdient Richard M. Nixon

Presdient Richard M. Nixon

Richard Nixon was born in Yorba Linda, California in 1913, served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and served two terms as Vice President under Dwight Eisenhower before being elected President of the United States in 1968.  He has increasingly come to be regarded as one of the two greatest presidents of the 20th century, along with Ronald Reagan.  Among the many accomplishments during his years in the White House, Nixon ended the Vietnam War, opened the door to China, set the groundwork for the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of communism in Eastern Europe, lowered the voting age to 18 and ended the military draft.  He died following a stroke in 1994 and is buried next to his wife, Pat, in a simple grave on the grounds of the Nixon Library.

President Richard Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon

President Richard Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon

Visitors to Vietnam today would be pleased to see that it is now a country of hard working entrepreneurs thriving under capitalism.  The former capital of South Vietnam, renamed Ho Chi Minh City after the war, is now called Saigon once again.  The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi is essentially ignored and the Square is virtually empty.  Both Vietnam and China are friendly countries filled with people who like America and Americans.  This is truly a great legacy for President Richard M. Nixon.  Wise men still look to his series of best selling books as a blueprint for foreign policy forty years later.

The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Birthplace in Yorba Linda, California

The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Birthplace in Yorba Linda, California

One has to wonder how much better the world would be today if Richard Nixon had been able to complete his second term.  He was reelected in 1972 by one of the largest landslides in American history with over 60% of the popular vote and carrying every state but Massachusetts.  But his liberal Democrat detractors were hard at work undermining his successful presidency, never mind what the American people wanted and so wisely recognized as a great president.  Faced with both a House and Senate controlled by the Democrats throughout his presidency, it was a tribute to the skill of this great statesmen that he was able to accomplish anything at all.  In a time before balanced cable news, the liberal palaver of all three major networks went unopposed, enabling their news anchormen to become willing accomplices for what have come to be known as the ‘Nixon haters’.  Rather than put the country through any further turmoil, Nixon graciously resigned.  We were so fortunate to have had such a great man at the helm during the critical years from 1969 to 1974 and today we proudly and gratefully celebrate the life and legacy of President Richard M. Nixon.

Celebrating the Life of George Washington

February 22, 2011:  The 279th Anniversary of Washington’s Birth

          George Washington was born in Virginia on February 22, 1732, which makes this the 279th anniversary of his birth.  As the Father of Our Country, Washington deserves to have his birthday set aside as a special day for all freedom loving Americans to celebrate and to reflect on the tremendous impact this man had not only on this country, but the entire world.

          Washington was a surveyor, soldier and planter who went on to become the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, which he led to victory over the British in the Revolutionary War.  He presided over the writing of the U.S. Constitution in 1887 and served as the young nation’s first president from 1789 to 1797.  George Washington was married to Martha Custis in 1759, a successful union that lasted 42 years until his death in 1799 at the age of 67.  Their home at Mount Vernon has been preserved for posterity and has been maintained without government support by the Mount Vernon Ladies’Association since 1858.

          Sadly, students in public schools today are not given the same opportunity to learn about George Washington as children were in years past.  Instead, they are subjected to ‘the new curriculum’ with a political agenda and a liberal focus.  At one time, portraits of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln were displayed in every classroom in the country.  These have now largely been replaced by posters of Che Guevara, Malcolm X and similar characters revered by the liberals who have taken over our public schools.  School textbooks now barely provide 10 percent of the coverage that was given to Washington’s life and his many contributions to our nation just a few short years ago.

          We must make it a point to keep the history alive and pass on to future generations information about the incredible nature of George Washington’s courage and character, as well as the incalculable contributions he made to our country and our way of life.  Make it a point to visit your local public schools and inspect the classrooms.  As a taxpaying citizen, it is your right to do so.  Ask the teachers and principals why the portraits of Lincoln and Washington are no longer displayed.  Check out the curriculum of your child’s class and ask for more coverage of great Americans like George Washington if you deem it insufficient.  You can make a difference by getting involved in your local public schools and by supporting the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association!

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