General MacArthur on the Connection Between National Morality and Prosperity


General Douglas MacArthur was the Supreme Commander of the U.S. Army in the Southwest Pacific Arena and was awarded the Medal of Honor.

In his speech to the Cadets at West Point in1962 he shared with them this wisdom:

"In this day of gathering storms, as moral deterioration of political power spreads its growing infection, it is essential that every spiritual force be mobilized to defend and preserve the religious base upon which this nation is founded; for it has been that base which has been the motivating impulse to our moral and national growth. History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a spiritual reawakening to overcome the moral lapse, or a progressive deterioration leading to ultimate national disaster."