Fwd: Plain Speaking from Harry Truman
- --- HSTSociety@yahoogroups.com wrote:
> Date: 24 May 2005 08:37:58 -0000
> From: HSTSociety@yahoogroups.com
> To: HSTSociety@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [HSTSociety] Digest Number 0
> Message: 1
> Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 03:47:47 -0000
> From: "Hank" <hankpiano@...>
> Subject: Plain Speaking from HST
> On losing our freedom: "I feel that if our
> Contitutional system ever
> fails, it will be because people got scared and
> turned hysterical and
> someone in power will demagogue them right into a
> police state of
> some kind."
> On J. Edgar Hoover: "One time they brought me in a
> lot of stuff about
> his personal life, and I told them I didn't give a
> damn about that.
> It's what he did while he was at work that was my
> On Japanese-American internment: "I was against it.
> We were in a
> period of emergency, but it was still the wrong
> thing to do. It was
> one place where I never went along with Roosevelt.
> He never should
> have allowed it."
> On waste in the military: "No military man knows
> anything at all
> about money. All they know is how to spend it, and
> they don't give a
> damn whether they're getting their money's worth or
> On Billy Graham: "He claims he's a friend of all the
> Presidents, but
> he wasn't my friend when he was President. I just
> don't go for people
> like that. He's just interested in getting his name
> in the paper."
> On the creation of the CIA: "I think it was a
> mistake. And if I'd
> known what was going to happen, I never would have
> done it."
> On Richard Nixon: "Nixon is a shifty-eyed, godamn
> liar, and people
> know it. I can't figure out how he came so close to
> getting elected
> President in 1960. He not only doesn't give a damn
> about the people,
> he doesn't know how to tell the truth. I don't think
> the son of a
> bitch knows the difference between telling the truth
> and lying."
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