liberal ["liberalis" L - suitable for a freeman, generous; "eleutheros" Gk - free] (adj) generous, open-minded, not subjugated to authoritarian domination; (n) one who believes in liberty, universal suffrage and the free exchange of ideas. elite ["eslire" Fr -- to choose fr.L "eligere" -- choose] (n) the choice part; best of a class; the socially superior part of society.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Just say it

I never thought anyone would wake up and say it. But last night I heard Andy Rooney say it on 60 Minutes. Rooney said:
I'll tell you where we ought to start saving: our bloated military establishment.

...We had a great commander in WWII, Dwight Eisenhower. He became President and on leaving the White House in 1961, he said this: "We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist..."

Well, Ike was right. That's just what's happened.
I wonder if anybody else was listening. I was.


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