On the Future of the USA

“I am concerned for the security of our great nation, not so much because of any potential threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within which, opposed to all of our great traditions, have gravely weakened the structure and tone of our American way of life.

This great nation of ours was never more powerful – never more prepared to extend a dynamic and courageous leadership to guide the world through the morass of artificially created timidity, complexity and indecision – it never had less reason for fear. It was never more able to meet the exacting tests of leadership in peace or in war, spiritually, physically or materially. As it is yet unconquered, so it is unconquerable. Its history still lies ahead. Our finest hours are yet to come.

Let us regain some of the courage and faith of the architects who charted the course to our past greatness. Let us look up as befits the most powerful nation on earth, both spiritually and physically.”

Douglas MacArthur

Source: LIFE, “MacArthur and Texas Hit It Off Just Fine” – Jun 25, 1951 – pp 40-42

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