Friday, February 20, 2015


Because much rewriting of history is destroying the truth.

Harry S. Truman
33rd President of the United States (1945–1953)

Quote Background
An excerpt from an address that President Truman delivered before the Attorney General’s Conference on Law Enforcement Problems in the Department of Justice Auditorium in Washington, DC, February 15, 1950.

HARRY S. TRUMAN (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) was the 33rd President of the United States (1945–1953). The final running mate of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1944, Truman succeeded to the presidency on April 12, 1945, when Roosevelt died after months of declining health. Under Truman, the U.S. successfully concluded World War II; in the aftermath of the conflict, tensions with the Soviet Union increased, marking the start of the Cold War.

Truman was born in Missouri, and spent most of his youth on his family's farm. During World War I, Truman served in combat in France as an artillery officer in his National Guard unit. After the war, he briefly owned a haberdashery and joined the Democratic Party political machine of Tom Pendergast in Kansas City, Missouri. He was first elected to public office as a county official, and in 1934 became U.S. senator. He gained national prominence as head of the wartime Truman Committee, which exposed waste, fraud, and corruption in wartime contracts.

“Facts Are Stubborn Things”
~ John Adams, 2nd U.S. President