- A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower, Inaugural Address, January 20, 1953
34th president of US 1953-1961 (1890 – 1969)
- But I will always be honest with you about the challenges we face. I will listen to you, especially when we disagree. And, above all, I will ask you to join in the work of remaking this nation, the only way it’s been done in America for 221 years — block by block, brick by brick, calloused hand by calloused hand.
- Barack Obama (1961 – ), Election Night Speech in Chicago, 11-04-08
Dwight Eisenhower ,34th President of the United States was one of the great generals that saved the world from tyranny in World War II. He was raised as a simple Kansas farm boy, went to West Point and then when the war was over served two terms as President. He was no intellectual but he understood America. He lived and valued the principles that were the foundation of our government and the strength of the American people .
It is quite a contrast to see what Barack Obama , the 44th President values. His mission is to remake the country. It seems that privileges need to be shared by all. Nothing said about principles, either his or the American people. It’s a new world and I wonder how long we will have the privileges that have been so much a part of our counties success in the new country he is building. What will the new vision he promises us mean to American tracitional values. Stay tuned to see whether any of our traditional principles will survive.