Dwight Eisenhower on Welfare & Poverty
1/3 of mankind struggles for freedom from grinding poverty
New force and new nations stir and strive across the earth, with power to bring, by their fate, great good or great evil to the free world's future. From the deserts of North Africa to the islands of the South Pacific,
one third of all mankind has entered upon an historic struggle for a new freedom: freedom from grinding poverty.
Across all continents, nearly a billion people seek, sometimes almost in desperation, for the skills and knowledge and assistance by which they may satisfy from their own resources, the material wants common to all mankind.
We look upon this shaken earth, and we declare our firm and fixed purpose--the building of a peace with justice in a world where moral law prevails. [2nd Inaugural Address, January 21, 1957]
Source: Waging Peace, by Pres. Dwight Eisenhower, p.101
, Jan 1, 1965
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