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And supporting research is in the US Constitution.

I see where legal protections for the results of research - so that those who did it and paid for it can profit from it, if it produces a worthwhile result - is in the Constitution.

But that's all I see.

The US Constitution says The Congress shall have Power:
"To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;"

"promote the Progress" and "supporting" seem similar to me. The point I was trying to make was that as far back as 1788 science was seen as important for progress. Which do you prefer: the Enlightenment or the Dark Ages? Since you are posting using a computer, I am guessing you are fine with scientific progress.

Eisenhower was making a similar point, saying both the Military and Science are vital, but both have some potential problems.
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