Originally Posted by SFrazeur
The JFK quote: "My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country" springs to mind.
Apparently JFK was fond of fairytales. Eisenhower was much more pragmatic, and almost foresaw what was coming in this scathing warning:
"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist."