If Obama’s Speech Writers Wanted to Quote Eisenhower....

Obama’s speech writers were apparently unable to find a more meaningful quotation form Eisenhower than the unremarkable: “Each proposal must be weighed in the light of a broader consideration: the need to maintain balance in and among national programs.” Of course, had they Googled for a few seconds they would have found Ike’s warning about the dangers of the Military-Industrial Complex. Then again, given the nature of Obama’s speech, they probably made the right choice.

David T. Beito, a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and a retired professor of history at the University of Alabama, is the co-author of T.R.M. Howard: Doctor, Entrepreneur, Civil Rights Pioneer and is writing a new book, FDR’s War on the Bill of Rights.
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