Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.
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Source Notes: Source: President DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, address recorded for the Republican Lincoln Day dinners, January 28, 1954.Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1954, p. 219.
Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 March 28, 1969) was an American soldier and politician. He served as the 34th President of the United States (19531961) as well as Supreme Commander of the Allied forces in Europe during World War II, with the rank of General of the Army.