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The following is a excerpt from a speech given by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.  The quote was sent to me by my brother Sean and it struck me because the quote (and the speech) hi-lights in a very real way that peace (like liberty) has a very real cost – Freedom Isn’t Free!:
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.  This is not a way of life at all in any true sense.  Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.
   —     Dwight Eisenhower
1953 —  “The Chance For Peace” speech
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