Interview with Gov. George C. Wallace
QUESTION 23
INTERVIEWER:

I THINK, THE REASON I ASK THE QUESTION IS, I THINK WHAT HE MEANT BY THAT WAS, NOT YOU PERSONALLY, BUT IN THE MANNER IN WHICH YOU SPOKE LED OTHER PEOPLE SOMETIMES TO INTERPRET THAT IN A VIOLENT WAY, BECAUSE THEY…

Gov. George C. Wallace:

I spoke my vehemently against the federal government, not against people. I talked about the, the government of the United States and the supreme court I never expressed in any language that would upset anyone about a persons race. I talked about the Supreme Court usurpation of power, I talked about the big central government. Isn't that what everybody talks about now. Isn't that what Reagan got elected on? Isn't that all the legislators, members of congress and the senate and house both say, I don't believe in a big strong federal government, I don't believe in taking too many rights away from the people, same thing I always said, except you see keep coming back to me, but Lyndon Johnson has filibustered and talked more against civil rights bills than I ever did in my whole entire life.