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    The President is the people’s lobbyist.
    —Hubert H. Humphrey (1911–1978)

    It is not enough to merely defend democracy. To defend it may be to lose it; to extend it is to strengthen it. Democracy is not property; it is an idea.
    —Hubert H. Humphrey (1911–1978)

    For the first time in the history of mankind, one generation literally has the power to destroy the past, the present and the future, the power to bring time to an end.
    —Hubert H. Humphrey (1911–1978)