As we peer into society’s future, we — you and I, and 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. We want democracy to survive for all generations to come, not to become the insolvent phantom of tomorrow.
Thanks to William Harris in a letter to Lew Rockwell. Perhaps somebody could get these words back to Washington, DC? Give up?
This quote is taken from a Military-Industrial Complex speech given by Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1960, three days before he left the office of the Presidency. I Like Ike.