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Nixon's Actions

1. In regards to Nixon's actions, do you feel his actions were out of line compared to other presidents? Or do you think he just had the bad luck of getting caught?

2. Will we ever know what was on the missing part of the tape (infamous missing 18 minutes)? In regards to Nixon's actions, do you feel his actions were out of line compared to other presidents? Or do you think he just had the bad luck of getting caught?

3. Changes in travel have been immense. The size and strength of our government has increased dramatically. The list goes on and on and on. Do you believe the country will ever escape this fear? And if it does, will all the added laws, practices, and government jobs go with it?

4. The government has faced harsh criticism for its lack of action and effort in helping those affected by the hurricane. If you were in a position of power at the time, what would you have done to help those affected by the hurricane?

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Hello and welcome to Brain Mass today!

I was not sure if you posted the correct question for the first one. It seems to be part of question two. Please check this.

Let us begin then with number one and two:
It is pretty obvious that whatever was on that tape during the 18 minutes was vital to the case against President Nixon during the Watergate scandal. It was speculated more than once that the information in this section was the truth to the entire scandal, and this was the reason why Nixon erased it (or had it erased). He even allowed his secretary to take the blame for it by citing a clerical error while transcribing the tape. As well, he later provided "edited" versions of the transcripts for the public (which further kept the truth from them because he only released what he wanted the public to know). This incriminated him even more for the missing information because he ...

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This posting discusses President Nixon.

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