Frank’s Desk – 01/10/2011

by John W. Whitehead
Fifty years ago, in his farewell address to the nation on January 17, 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower cautioned the American people that they must remain alert and knowledgeable and guard against an expansion of America’s military empire — a.k.a. the military industrial complex — if they were to have any hope of maintaining the balance between liberty and security. To our detriment, we failed to heed Eisenhower’s warning.

Indeed, the state of our nation is at an all-time low — morally, socially, economically and politically. And despite various and sundry protests, rallies, political upheavals, and wake-up calls of one kind or another, most Americans remain clueless, fixated on whatever fleeting news stories the talking heads on the 24-hour cable news channels spew forth and deem to be important. All the while, most are only vaguely cognizant that a sea change of events is transforming American culture and the freedoms we once cherished…. Read this in full at

from CONNECTIONS NEWS for week of 01/09/2011 ]

Frank Coleman

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