Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Spiro Theodore Agnew (191896)
This is the criminal left that belongs not in a dormitory, but in a penitentiary. The criminal left is not a problem to be solved by the Department of Philosophy or the Department of Englishit is a problem for the Department of Justice . Black or white, the criminal left is interested in power. It is not interested in promoting the renewal and reforms that make democracy work; it is interested in promoting those collisions and conflict that tear democracy apart.
Vice President SPIRO T. AGNEW, speech at a Florida Republican dinner, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, April 28, 1970.Collected Speeches of Spiro Agnew, p. 135 (1971).