They want to get to them. For myself, I ask only, in the words of an ancient leader: "Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, that is so great?" *** Richard Milhous Nixon First Inaugural Address Monday, January 20, 1969 Senator Dirksen, Mr. How came it that God had not struck him dead? The leprous company of his sins closed about him, breathing upon him, bending over him from all sides. The Constitution which prescribes his oath, my countrymen, is yours; the Government you have chosen him to administer for a time is yours; the suffrage which executes the will of freemen is yours; the laws and the entire scheme of our civil rule, from the town meeting to the State capitals and the national capital, is yours.