More than a century ago, the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln shared his concern about the direction of this country into the future.
“I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. As a result of the war, corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the republic is destroyed”.
On Nov. 21, 1864
The 34th president Dwight Eisenhower warned of the dangers of the military industrial complex at his farewell speech in 1961.