Candidate Richard Nixon declares law-and-order the number one goal of his proposed administration

Nixon declares law-and-order

Seeking election to the Presidency, candidate Richard Nixon declares law-and-order the number one goal of his proposed administration with special emphasis on a War on Drugs: “As I look over the problems in this country” he told supporters at Disneyland, “I see one that stands out particularly – the problem of narcotics.” “I believe in civil rights,” Nixon averred. “But the first civil right of every American is to be free from violence, and we are going to have an administration that restores that right in the United States of America.”