Oct. 9, 1964. 7:27 pm. Lady Bird and Lyndon meet in New Orleans at the end of the Whistle Stop and he makes the following remarks, putting it all in perspective:
"We are going to have a government of all the people, and your President is going to protect the constitutional rights of every American.
"Those that want to be fair and those that want to be just, and those that want to follow the Golden Rule of doing unto others as you would have them do unto you, we invite them to come and join us. Those that have other views are welcome to them, and this is a free country. They can express them as strongly as they want to with such vehemence as they may choose and we will listen, but we will not follow. Because this democratic land of ours is going to be a united land.
"In the words of Robert E. Lee, I am going to say tonight, let’s try to get our people to forget their old animosities and let us all be Americans."