President Eisenhower's Lesser Known Quote

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by wkmac, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    I dare say in the last 10 years, Eisenhower's famous quote on the Military Industrial Complex has been quoted far and wide but he had another quote that was lesser known that may have said even more. For folks who had an economic understanding and also understood that for every day you extract from the private sector for a public purpose, no matter that purpose, it would have an economic impact, most often adverse in the larger, general sense.
    Eisenhower IMO draws that comparison.

    Dwight David Eisenhower, “The Chance for Peace,” speech given to the American Society of Newspaper Editors, Apr. 16, 1953.

    Another way to put it:

    and how is that "in the final analysis" any different than this:

    If the latter is as some say "a theft" then Eisenhower was dead on that the former in the name of so-called defense is as equally "a theft!" in the final analysis.

    Reject the welfare/warfare State!
  2. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom.
    Dwight D. Eisenhower
  3. hubrat

    hubrat Squeaky Wheel

    "Some people wanted champagne and caviar when they should have had beer and hot dogs."