moral decay…to ultimate national disaster

“We have had our last chance. If we do not now devise some greater and more equitable system, Armageddon will be at our door. 
The problem is basically theological…It must be of the spirit if we are to save the flesh.”
“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 awakening to overcome the moral lapse, or a progressive deterioration leading to ultimate national disaster.”

-General Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Commander in the Southwest Pacific, to officers on deck, September 2, 1945, as he received Japan’s surrender on the USS Missouri.

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