Voice of the Day: Dwight D. Eisenhower

Since we learned that we would be moving to Abilene, I’ve been working my way through biographies of Dwight D. Eisenhower. Eisenhower was not devout in any sense of the word but, in his 1953 “The Chance for Peace” speech, he made a point that many Christians before and since have missed:

“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.”

As Supreme Allied Commander during WWII, Eisenhower had the bona fides to make this point. Do we have the wisdom to listen?