"Limiting the power of the President"



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Speeches by Prominent People


57 minutes


Morse, Oregon politician and former candidate for the Democratic Presidential nomination, gained the nickname "The Conscience of the Senate" during his service in the U.S. Senate for his independent stance on numerous contentious issues, including the Vietnam War. In this recording, Morse points out the need to limit the powers of the Presidency, placing particular emphasis on military actions undertaken on the initiative of Presidents Eisenhower, Johnson, and Nixon.

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United States -- Politics and government

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Reel to reel, 3.75 ips, 1/4 track, mono


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