Dwight Eisenhower was a West Point graduate, a victorious five-star general, and a Republican. Nobody in American history
was better qualified to deliver this admonition.
Forty-seven years later, consistent, consequential adherence to Eisenhower's call to action still eludes us, despite repeated
and ample proof of his veracity. "Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can COMPEL..." COMPEL is what Eisenhower
said, and he was in a position to know that nothing less forceful than compulsion would be necessary to maintain a proper
balance between defense and the broad scope of our national priorities.
The Eisenhower Project will be attempting to help an alert and knowledgeable citizenry to organize in a manner whereby
it can expand its numbers and exercise influence to the point where compulsion becomes possible.
This will mean re-conceiving the idea of an anti-war movement as non-situational -- instead, to be a permanent, large-scale
establishment, as suggested by Eisenhower, that opposes not "this war," but the policies, practices, and influences
of militarism in general. An active, vast, and permanent society -- a new religion, if you will, that assembles regularly
in every locale, has a meaningful community presence in all locations and endeavors, and coordinates at regional, state, and
national levels for maximum effect. A religion that has as its mission to build, inform, alert, and activate the largest possible
population to "compel peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together."
Towards these ends we dedicate ourselves to the establishment of a National Peace Service that will function in the role
of counterbalancing the power and influence of the armaments industry and affiliated governmental, political, social, and
economic structures, and as ombudsmen for the interests of Peace.
This is our mission. If this is your mission, welcome to the Eisenhower Project.
If you want peace, make peace. Start the Eisenhower Project in your community. Click on "How To Get Started" and