• I believe that the essence of government lies with unceasing concern for the welfare and dignity and decency and innate integrity of life for every individual. I dont like to say this and wish I didnt have to add these words to make it clear but I willregardless of color, creed, ancestry, sex or age.

    Civil Rights Symposium Address, delivered 12 December 1972. Lyndon Baines Johnson Library, Austin, TX
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