Our Eyes Were Opened

Who said it?

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Some people believe that it’s only the liberals who want to change the world for the better for people who live in poverty.  I know people from all along the faith and political spectrum who have a passion for justice. Nevertheless, you may be surprised at the source of this statement: “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, and the hopes of its children.”

Who made this powerful and impactful statement? Dwight David Eisenhower in a speech in Washington, April 16, 1953. Too bad enough people did not listen so that we could have a tipping point for making this the greatest nation in the world for ALL people who live in its borders.


Author: bethltempleton

Beth is founder and CEO of Our Eyes Were Opened, an organization that teaches people about poverty so that they may reach out with wisdom and compassion.

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