The following quotation comes from Douglas MacArthur, an American five-star general. MacArthur was Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the 1930s and played a prominent role in the Pacific theater during World War II.

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.

Douglas MacArthur

MacArthur and Texas Hit It Off Just Fine.” LIFE, 25 Jun. 1951, pp. 40-42