"The prospect of domination of the nation's scholars by federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present - and is gravely to be regarded.
"Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite."
In short, Eisenhower foresaw the creation of the global cooling-global warming-climate change industry.
The willingness of politicians and journalists to support trillion-dollar changes in the world economy based on the politicized science of global warming is dangerous.
Eisenhower was no more anti-science than he was anti-military. He launched the space race and pushed for greater emphasis on mathematics in schools.
But he knew how powerful both government and science are. He saw firsthand the results of the politicization of science by the Nazi regime.
The science of eugenics led to the creation and justification of hundreds of concentration camps across Germany in which the Germans slaughtered millions of people.
And Eisenhower knew enough to know that Americans are no more immune to such manipulations than the Germans were.
Liberals who think they have won the day by affixing "science" to each of their positions should heed Monbiot's words as well, because some day conservatives will take back the government.
Not all government science is bad. Most of it is excellent.
Federal employee David J. Wineland of the National Institute of Standards and Technology shared the Nobel Prize in Physics last year.
That's a real scientific award, unlike the IPCC's Peace Prize.
Government science can place a man on the moon, or 12 million men and women in ovens.
Surber's email is donsur...@dailymail.com.