Sunday, December 02, 2012


We pray that peoples of all faiths, all races, all nations, may have their great human needs satisfied; that those now denied opportunity shall come to enjoy it to the full; that all who yearn for freedom may experience its spiritual blessings; that those who have freedom will understand, also, its heavy responsibilities; that all who are insensitive to the needs of others will learn charity; that the scourges of poverty, disease and ignorance will be made to disappear from the earth, and that, in the goodness of time, all peoples will come to live together in a peace guaranteed by the binding force of mutual respect and love. 
 -President Dwight Eisenhower, in his farewell address

Sadly, we don't seem to be any closer to realizing that vision than we were fifty years ago.  But it still remains an ideal worth striving for...

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