Quote Of The Day — October 9, 2013

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A famous Frenchman once said, ‘War has become far too important to entrust to the generals.’ Today, business, I think, should be saying: ‘Politics have become far too important to entrust to the politicians’.”

President Dwight D. Eisenhower,
Remarks, Business Council, Hot Springs, Virginia, 10/20/62

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7 Responses to Quote Of The Day — October 9, 2013

  1. Hardnox says:

    Good quote.

    A famous Frenchman? – that must have been a loooong time ago.

  2. Clyde says:

    I have a different take. The “famous Frenchman” didn’t mean trust it to the generals, but rather trust it to the SURRENDER monkeys. Agree with the last part of the quote, however.

  3. Great comments, Folks~! But if I remember rightly, that “Famous Frenchman” was to later become the Emperor of France, who even later was exiled~!
    Napoleon Bonaparte

  4. Kathy says:

    Yet we trusted it to the politicians anyway, and now we have our very own emperor.

  5. Buck says:

    Nothing new here. Ike was just reiterating what the Founding Fathers were saying.
    WE the people, doing our job, would NOT be entrusting government to the politicians. We would be hiring people to go to DC to do our bidding and when they didn’t we would fire them and send someone who would.

    • In the beginning of this Republic, Buck, that’s the way it was designed. It was taken for granted that it was NOT a “career position”, but that precept got lost somewhere between President John Q. Adams and President Lincoln, I think.
      The only cure I know is a constitutional amendment limiting Congressional terms to a maximum of three, with HALF benefits at the end of the three, and pro-rated accordingly for lesser terms. Just thoughts off the top my head.