Rav Avigdor Miller on Writing Letters to Nixon

Why does the Rav feel that it is so important to defend President Nixon against the attacks of his political enemies?

Nixon’s fate is our fate. You have to know that Nixon is being attacked for doing things for our benefit. Don’t think Nixon is being attacked for Watergate. That’s a very big mistake. Nixon is being attacked because he’s appointing Conservative judges. Because he’s trying to battle against permissiveness. Because he’s trying to battle against spending too much – spending on superfluous things. These are the things that have made him hated. Only that there is a big barrage of propaganda utilizing small things in order to cover up their real motives. People don’t realize that. They are victims of the media.

The truth is that the liberals are angry about other things, not Watergate. Because you have to know that Johnson was really a grafter. But Johnson swam with the tide. Johnson didn’t do a thing against the liberals. On the contrary, he was their plaything. Therefore, when it came time to investigate the Bobby Baker scandal, it’s alleged that Sam Ervin, who is the head of the committee investigating Watergate, there were seven times that he either voted against an investigation of Bobby Baker or he didn’t vote for it. I wasn’t there but this is a statement, a claim, made on good authority. And I can quote the source. So why wasn’t Bobby Baker investigated? Bobby Baker was a real scandal, involving real crimes. And why isn’t another person – I won’t say his name – being investigated because a girl was drowned in a car with him?! That’s a little bit worse than this, no? And what did poor Nixon do? Even if he was guilty, what did he do, the poor fellow? There was a Jewish traitor named Daniel Ellsberg who was giving out secrets – military secrets! While the boys are busy fighting and dying in Vietnam, he’s giving out military secrets. He was a traitor. You expect the government to sit back and allow that leak?! And so let’s say they burglarized his office – so what’s so terrible? If they hadn’t burglarized his office they would have been remiss in their duty. A government has to protect itself. Any government that wouldn’t do that – do you have to ask a judge permission to break in to an alleged traitor’s office to see if the secrets are leaking through him?! In the meantime boys are dying at the front. It couldn’t be helped. And if the President did want to cover it up, it’s a very small crime.

It’s not because of this that he’s being accused. No, not at all. He’s being accused because of the things we need. We need to save the country for ourselves. We need a Supreme Court that won’t countenance homicide. The Supreme Court, with one fell swoop of the pen, set loose seven hundred condemned murderers – at one time! That’s what we’re supposed to be grateful to the Supreme Court for?! And Nixon tried to change that. He tried to change the makeup of the Court. And that’s why he’s hated.

And therefore, helping Nixon is like helping ourselves. And I think that it’s nothing but common sense that anybody who is a little bit of a thinker, if you’re not just a victim of the media, should write letters. I’m busy writing letters all the time. It cost me a lot of money in stamps. I constantly write letters. First to the President to encourage him. And to the Vice-President. And to the Senators. And to our “friends” Elizabeth Holtzman and to Bella Abzug and other such “righteous” women who are doing their best to destroy America.

In general, we should be writing letters. It’s very important to write letters. I won’t say names but there’s a Jewish senator whose wife gave a release to the press this week and she said that she dates other men. A Jewish senator, his wife said to the reporter that she dates other men and she doesn’t hide it. And that her husband doesn’t mind. So, such senators, who are destroying the moral fabric of our society, should hear from us. Send him a note saying, “Is this true, my friend?” That’s all. That’s all you have to write. And you can write to the city council members as well. I won’t say their names, but there are a number of Jewish city council men who you can write to. When the vote came up to countenance homosexual behavior, who were the ones who voted for it? Mostly Jewish councilmen! And so a little note from us would be in place. You don’t have to be a literary man. Just write a note and say, “Is it true what I heard?” That’s all you have to write. If you don’t write, you’ll be remiss in your duty. Because it’s for yourself that you’re writing. It’s for your own benefit.

TAPE # 62