Thursday, April 26, 2007

NATIONAL SECURITY

President Dwight D. Eisenhower said it about fifty years ago:
"Every gun that is made and every warship that is launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone; it is spending the sweat of the laborers, the genius of the scientists and the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron."

"There will come a time that money spent for these arsenals, far from strengthening national security, will actually weaken national security. If you neglect these other factors that constitute the composite of our national security."

"The problem with defense is how far can you go without destroying from within what you are trying to protect from without."
Do you think we are there yet?

How many more billions of dollars will our national leaders throw at and burn up in Iraq?

Read a moving speech by Senator Mark O. Hatfield titled "How Do We Secure our Nation?"

1 comment:

  1. JB from WEMO10:34 AM

    Eisenhower also said "I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it." Oh for a leader who is a visionary for peace.

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