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Books by and about 2012 presidential nominees
Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
A Life of Trial and Redemption
about V.P. Joe Biden (2010)
No Apology
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2010)
Young Guns
by Rep. Paul Ryan et al (2010)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Promises to Keep
by Vice Pres. Joe Biden (2007)
The Audacity of Hope
by Pres. Barack Obama (2006)
Turnaround
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2004)
Dreams from My Father
by Pres. Barack Obama (1996)

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Pres. Johnson's State of the Union messages to Congress, 1964-1969


Click here for 30 full quotes from Lyndon Johnson in the book Pres. Johnson's State of the Union speeches.
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
    Excerpts from State of the Union speeches by President Lyndon Johnson:

  • January 8, 1964
  • January 4, 1965
  • January 12, 1966
  • January 10, 1967
  • January 17, 1968
  • January 14, 1969

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Corporations
    Consumer safety laws from market fraud to radiation safety.
Crime
    Discover the causes of crime and better ways to prevent it.
    National Crime Commission: all-out effort to combat crime.
    War on Crime: $100M for state & local master plans.
Drugs
    Stricter penalties trafficking LSD and other dangerous drugs.
Environment
    Green legacy for tomorrow: more parks & open spaces.
Families & Children
    Develop educational public television.
Foreign Policy
    State of the Union depends on state of the world.
    Lines of policy: strength; non-proliferation; common defense.
Free Trade
    Expand world trade: goods should move freely across borders.
Government Reform
    Stimulate small contributions to parties and candidates.
    Change House term to 4 years, to avoid constant campaigning.
Gun Control
    Proper gun control law to end mail-order murder.
    Licensing and registration act for firearms.
Health Care
    Child health program: prenatal care thru child's first year.
Homeland Security
    Outlaw all wiretapping--except for national security.
Jobs
    Oppose 35-hour workweek, but also oppose excessive overtime.
    Extend minimum wage to 2 million unprotected workers.
Principles & Values
    Continue JFK's plans, not in sorrow, but because it's right.
    We can fight in Vietnam while also building a Great Society.
    Programs, partnerships, priorities, prosperity, and peace.
Social Security
    Raise social security payments by 15%-20%.
Tax Reform
    6% surcharge to restrain unbalanced economic expansion.
Technology
    New Department of Transportation, including Highway Safety.
War & Peace
    North Vietnam wants conquest; we stay to stop aggression.
    Enemy in Vietnam hopes our will to persevere can be broken.
Welfare & Poverty
    War on poverty will not be a short or easy struggle.
    National Service Corps as a domestic Peace Corps.
    Three paths of Great Society: growth, justice and liberation.
    Urban Development Bank; build 500,000 homes for needy.


The above quotations are from Pres. Johnson's State of the Union messages to Congress, 1964-1969.

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