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George Wallace for President 1968 Campaign Brochure

George Wallace for President 1968 Campaign Brochure

‘Stand up for America’

 

The Man...

 

QUALIFICATIONS 1945-1967

Outstanding attorney

Assistant Alabama Attorney General

Member of State Legislature

Circuit Judge

Governor

 

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY

Put Alabama on a firm financial basis

Eliminated state limousines, yachts, and other costly luxuries

Put purchases on strict competitive bid

Developed a surplus in the state treasury

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 

EDUCATION...established a new university, 14 junior colleges, 15 trade schools and raised teachers' salaries.

 

INDUSTRY...100,000 new jobs. Highest total employment and lowest unemployment in state's history. Obtained $2 billion worth of new and expanded industry.

 

ROADBUILDING...invested over $549 million in the greatest 4 year roadbuilding performance in Alabama's history -- without any hint of graft corruption or swindles.

 

WELFARE...record high help to the aged, the handicapped, mentally and physically ill. Old age pensions at highest level in Alabama history.

 

AGRICULTURE...greatly increased agricultural research, land fertilization, crop yield, and farm income.

 

His Views...

 

AS EXPRESSED IN HIS OWN PUBLIC STATEMENTS

 

ON LABOR

Issued executive order incorporating minimum union wage rates in all state contracts. Increased Workmen's and Unemployment Compensation benefits 37%. Promoted and passed legislation that reduced firemen's work week from 72 to 56 hours and substantially increased retirement pensions.

 

ON STATES RIGHTS

I recommend that the states of the Union continue to determine the policies of their domestic institutions themselves and that the bureaucrats and theoreticians in Washington let people in Ohio and New York and California decide themselves... what type of school system they are going to have. I recommend states rights and local government, and territorial democracy...

 

ON CRIME

The first thing I would do as President is to make an announcement that I'd give my Moral Support as President to the policemen of this country and to the firemen of the country. I'd say, "We stand behind you because you are the thin line between complete anarchy in the streets and the physical safety of our person."

 

ON VIETNAM

 

...I think the first thing we ought to do in this country is to impress upon Hanoi and Peking and Moscow the resolve of the American people. These few people today who are out advocating sedition and raising money and clothes and supplies for the Viet Cong -- these college professors who are making speeches advocating victory for the Viet Cong Communists -- I would deal with these people as they ought to be dealt with, as traitors.

CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT

 

George C. Wallace is the undisputed leader in the fight for personal and property rights, and against excessive taxation and the takeover of personal rights by the "great society."

He believes in victory over Communism and Socialism at home and abroad.

 

His Background...

 

FROM FARM BOY TO GOVERNOR'S CHAIR

 

George Corley Wallace was born at Clio, Ala., Aug. 25, 1919, the son of a dirt farmer...As a youth he did chores on the farm and later served as a Page in the State Senate.

 

He was quarterback on the Barbour County High School football and twice won the Southern Golden Gloves bantamweight boxing championship.

 

He worked his way through the University of Alabama by waiting on tables and helping out in the kitchen...He was president of the Freshman Class, captain of the baseball and boxing teams, finalist in the Student Debating Tournament, president of the Spirit Committee member of Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity and member of the Law School Honor Court.

 

Gov. Wallace received his law degree in 1942 and then saw heavy combat duty as a B-29 Flight Sergeant in World War II.

 

Following the war, Gov. Wallace became an assistant attorney general in Alabama and at the age of 27 was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives, where he served with distinction. In 1953 he was elected Judge of the Third Judicial Circuit of Alabama, becoming the youngest Circuit Judge in the nation.

 

He was elected Governor in 1962 and during his administration (1963-1967), Alabama enjoyed record-breaking growth in industry, education, highway construction and other phases of state government. Then was not a single hint of scandal during his four years in office.

 

Governor Wallace is the father of four children. His wife, Lurleen Burns Wallace, who succeeded him as Governor, lost a courageous fight with cancer on May 6, 1968.

 

He is a Lay Leader and member of the Board of Stewards of the Clayton, Ala., Methodist Church, where he has been a Sunday School teacher for over 20 years,

 

He is a member of the American Legion, Amvets, VFW, Woodman, Mouse, Elks, Civitans, Alabama P-TA, Board of Directors Alabama Pensions Institute Inc., and Alabama Tuberculosis Association.

 

GEORGE WALLACE CAN WIN PRESIDENCY WITH ONLY A PLURALITY OF VOTES

 

Can former Alabama Governor George C. Wallace be elected President of the United State, in the Nov. 5 election?

The answer is a simple “Yes."

He not only CAN be elected, but WILL be elected president.

All that needs to happen for George Wallace to become president is for history to repeat itself.

All Governor Wallace needs to do to win is to get a plurality of the vote. A plurality, not a majority.

Mathematically speaking the recognized Wallace strength in southern and border states adds up to some 150 electoral vote,...a giant stepping stone toward the 270 electoral votes needed to put George Wallace in the White House.

And strong grassroots Wallace support in states outside the south-coupled with the simple fact that only slightly more than one-third of the popular vote is needed in a three-way race to give a candidate a states electoral votes -- dramatically projects Governor Wallace to the forefront of the 1968 presidential race. With working organizations and already demonstrated vote, appeal in states such a, Wisconsin, California, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Maryland, the number of electoral votes needed to elect George C. Wallace President in 1968 is clearly within reach.

Repeating, all George Wallace needs to be elected president is a plurality of the votes, not a majority.

If he gets 34 percent of the votes in a state and the other two candidates get 33 percent apiece, he wins the electoral vote, of the state and the election.

And this has happened several times in the past. Abraham Lincoln did it. Thomas Jefferson did it. John Quincy Adams did it. John F. Kennedy did it.

Abraham Lincoln, for example, got only 40 percent of the popular vote. The late John F. Kennedy got only 49.7 percent, Yet they were elected president.

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