Joyanna Adams

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Nobody Remembers Dwight D. Eisenhower

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As Obama sends more troops BACK to Iraq and Afghanistan, and to Africa, with tensions between the West and Islam at an all-time high, many of us wonder exactly when will WWIII start? We are still fighting too many wars with too few soldiers.France

“We’re under great threat, because we occupy so many countries,” Ron Paul said. “We’re in 130 countries. We have 900 bases around the world. We’re going broke.”

The United States is at its weakest point, and the whole world knows it. So today, I’d thought I’d revisit a President that, makes Obama look like he’s not even out of Kindergarten. Comparing Barack Obama to Ike Eisenhower is like comparing a bagworm to the Milky Way.

Okay. A bit harsh?

Too bad.

One of the most famous speeches given by any President, was the farewell speech given by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, on January 17, 1961, and so, I’m going to post a few of my favorite passages from this speech…if for no other reason but to remind us all…

The REAL trouble we are all in, with Barack (Muslim name we will not mention)  Obama.


Eisenhower:

ON CONGRESS: In this final relationship, the Congress and the administration have, on most vital issues, cooperated well to serve the national good rather than mere partisanship, and so have assured that the business of the nation should go forward. So, my official relationship with the Congress ends in a feeling on my part of gratitude that we have been able to do so much together.

(NOBODY: Whoa. Congress and the President work together for the people? What a wonderful idea! That’s because Eisenhower was a great General and leader among men, something which Obama is not. And compare the brain power between the two. Like I said: Beethoven VS Yoko Ono.Ike three

Eisenhower:

ON CRISIS: Crises there will continue to be. In meeting them, whether foreign or domestic, great or small, there is a recurring temptation to feel that some spectacular and costly action could become the miraculous solution to all current difficulties. A huge increase in newer elements of our defense, development of unrealistic programs to cure every ill in agriculture, a dramatic expansion in basic and applied research–these and many other possibilities, each possibly promising in itself, may be suggested as the only way to the road we wish to travel.

But each proposal must be weighed in the light of a broader consideration: the need to maintain balance in and among national programs–balance between the private and the public economy, balance between cost and hope for advantage, balance between the clearly necessary and the comfortably desirable, balance between our essential requirements as a nation and the duties imposed by the nation upon the individual, balance between actions of the moment and the national welfare of the future. Good judgment seek balance and progress, lack of it eventually finds imbalance and frustration.

NOBODY: These concepts are complexly foreign to Washington D.C., and not just Obama. Nobody cares about balancing the budget anymore, do they?Ike

Eisenhower:

ON THE MILITARY COMPLEX: In the councils of government we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. the potential for the disastrous s rise of misplaced power exist and will persist.

ON TECH: The sweeping changes in our industrial military posture has been the technological revolution during recent decades. In this revolution, research has become central: it also becomes more formalized, complex, and costly. Partly because of the huge cost involved a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiously. The prospect of domination of the nations’ scholars by federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever-present and is gravely to be regarded.

NOBODY WONDERS: Can you even imagine what he would have said about the ‘global warming’ scientists who work for the government? Or the NSA?

Eisenhower:

ON OUR FUTURE: Our government must avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering for our own ease and convenience the precious resources of tomorrow. We cannot mortgage the material assets of our grandchildren without risking the loss also of their political and spiritual heritage.

And so, as we glance at our $18 trillion-dollar debt deficit, we realized…debt clock

THEY DIDN”T LISTEN TO HIM!

On the other hand, Ike did have Dulles as his Secretary of Defense.

So, Nobody’s Perfect.

January 9, 2015 Posted by | American History, Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

   

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