"The ugliness of bigotry
stands in direct contradiction
to the very meaning of America."
Hubert H. Humphrey
(1911-1978) US Vice-President, US Senator (D-MN)
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 -- Anonymous      
If one should ask me-HHH stood in the direct meaning of America. It has been said that his parents were communists and he himself served in the communist youth organization or CYO. He along with LBJ worked to centralize all power to DC. They began heavily implementing social engineering in the 1960's. There seems no end to the damage they did.
 -- cal, lewisville, tx     
    HHH was a liberal blowhard.
     -- jim k, austin tx     
    On the surface , sounds very patriotic, but HHH falls in well with the Fabian socialist. He would never get my vote ! The dupe of a statesman to sound so patriotic and play upon the emotion of the unknowing. Thumbs down, call a spade a spade.
     -- Ronw13, Yachats Or     
    To call HHH what he was does no justice to the quote. Synonyms such as intolerance, narrow-mindedness, and partisanship help color HHHs extreme intolerance of any creed, belief, or opinion that differed from his own. The quote, coming from him, was a public mask to hide the damage done by the individual. That being said, the quote on its face is very accurate. The biblically based Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door! declares the very meaning of America and the ugliness of bigotry.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    ;-) At least that is the American philosophy -- still to be realized.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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