Since May 30, 2001
>If you don't read the newspapers, you are uninformed. If you do read them, then you are misinformed; - Mark Twain
>Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Who watches the watchman
Almost everybody is familiar with this Eisenhower line from his farewell speech:
"we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex."
Almost no on knows this line follows a few paragraphs later in the same speech
"Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite."
"The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark."
Plaque on the USS Arizona memorial visitor center wall:
A man died for me today
As long as there be war,
I must answer
Am I worth dying for?