, every State house, every office of Federal Government.That - WE recognize the imperative need for this development, yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. OUR toil, resources & livelihood are all involved so is the very structure of society. In the councils of goverment, 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. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes.
We should take nothing for granted. ONLY an alert and knowledgable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals so that security and liberty may prosper together."ALL of which exemplify Eisenhower's strong guiding principles. Principles of responsibility which may best be summarised, by his most telling and prescient of ALL statements, that ..."Buying weapons takes FOOD from the HUNGRY and SHELTER from the HOMELESS"