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    A President Roosevelt comes only once in a century. I believe God knew and does know of the need of the world at this moment. I don’t believe President Roosevelt is an accident in time, or that it is an accident that he is President for a third time. I believe that Franklin D. Roosevelt truly is the voice of liberty in the world.
    Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908–1973)

    Just like the Alamo, somebody damn well needed to go to their aid. Well, by God, I’m going to Viet Nam’s aid!
    —Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908–1973)

    All of us realize that war requires action. What is sometimes harder for us to realize is that peace and neutrality also require action.
    Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908–1973)

    I told them I’m not going to let Vietnam go the way of China. I told them to go back and tell those generals in Saigon that Lyndon Johnson intends to stand by our word, but by God, I want something for my money. I want ‘em to get off their butts and get out in those jungles and whip hell out of some Communists. And then I want ‘em to leave me alone, because I’ve got some bigger things to do right here at home.
    Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908–1973)

    Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, Members of the House, Members of the Senate, my fellow Americans, all I have I would have given gladly not to be standing here today.
    —Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908–1973)

    I’m folding up my little dreams
    Within my heart tonight,
    And praying I may soon forget
    The torture of their sight.
    —Georgia Douglas Johnson (1886–1966)