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Saturday, September 29, 2012

NixonEra.com: Bill Curtis: Watergate, Reasons Behind The Burglary



The reasons for the Watergate Scandal, had to do with the paranoia of the Nixon White House, President Nixon. As far as we know didn't order the Watergate Burglary but he did establish this type of culture, where actions like this, as legal and Unconstitutional as they were. Were acceptable if there were a National Security reason behind them and the more intelligence that we have. Against our enemies, that are trying to destroy America, as they see it, that was reason enough to do things like that, even if that means breaking into the Democratic National Headquarters. A party at the time that was in debt, because they knew they were probably going to lose a landslide in the Presidential Election but that you could never get enough solid intelligence. About the opposition, this was the mindset of the Nixon White House, us against them, American vs Un American, you are either with us or against us, no middle ground or compromise. And so fourth and is what led to the fall of the Nixon Administration, where several of its key Leaders ended up doing time in Prison.