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05 November 2008 @ 06:44 am
Thinking back . . .  

Hubert H. Humphrey

The time has arrived in America … to get out of the shadow of states’ rights and to walk forthrightly into the bright sunshine of human rights. —Hubert H. Humphrey, Address to the 1948 Democratic National Convention, 14 July 1948

Full text: American Rhetoric—Top 100 Speeches

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Profgeek/John Purcellprofgeek on November 6th, 2008 08:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Fred, for posting this quote and that photo from one of the political heroes of my youth, Hubert Humphrey. (The others were RFK, Eugene McCarthy, and Mondale. I'm not a Minnesota liberal, am I?)
et in Arcadia egobooapostle_of_eris on November 6th, 2008 11:34 pm (UTC)
I still say that if Humphrey had come out against the war even ten days sooner in ’68, he'd have been President.