Quotation by Lyndon Baines Johnson

We have heard all of our lives how, after the Civil War was over, the South went back to straighten itself out and make a living again. It was for many years a voiceless part of the government. The balance of power moved away from it—to the north and the east. The problems of the north and the east became the big problem of the country and nobody paid much attention to the economic unbalance the South had left as its only choice.
Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908–1973), U.S. president. "Untitled Speech," LBJ Library, "Speech Collection," (c. August 1939).

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