Regarding Garth Taylor’s letter, “Debating Nixon Statue” in the San Clemente Times’ July 9 issue, Garth needs to return his high school diploma until he completes a course in American History.

President Nixon inherited the Vietnam War from the previous three presidents. Nixon was the one who ended that war at the signing of the Paris Peace Accords in January 1973.

Also, Garth falsely claimed that Nixon was governor of California. President Nixon was a Naval officer during WWII, a Vice President for two terms under Eisenhower, a member of the House of Representatives, and a member of the Senate. But he was never a governor.

For his incredible accomplishments during his lifetime of public service, Mr. Nixon’s bust at Casa Romantica has rightly earned its place and should forever remain.

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