Jun 24, 2015

Richard Nixon and the Mormon, American spirit

Richard Nixon talks on Pioneer Day, the Mormon holiday celebrating Utah's first settlers, connecting the spirit of the early Mormons with the spirit of American conservatism and the spirit of American astronauts.

Circa 1970:

"It is that kind of spirit," Nixon said, "the kinda spirit that doesn't blame adversity on somebody else, but tries to do something about it himself, that's what built this state. That's what built America."