Facts about the War: Memoranda, Synopses and Significant Items Relating to the World War and the Interest of America Therein

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Minnesota Commission of Public Safety, Publicity Department, 1917 - World War, 1914-1918 - 59 pages
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Page 33 - All justiciable questions arising between the signatory powers, not settled by negotiation, shall, subject to the limitations of treaties, be submitted to a judicial tribunal for hearing and judgment, both upon the merits and upon any issue as to its jurisdiction of the question.
Page 23 - With malice towards none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us finish the work we are in...
Page 23 - DWELL on this prospect with every satisfaction which an ardent love for my country can inspire ; since there is no truth more thoroughly established, than that there exists in the economy and course of nature, an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness — between duty and advantage, between the genuine maxims of an honest and magnanimous policy, and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity.
Page 5 - Then why are we in? Because we could not keep out. The invasion of Belgium, which opened the war, led to the invasion of the United States by slow, steady, logical steps. Our sympathies evolved into a conviction of self-interest. Our love of fair play ripened into alarm at our own peril. We talked in the language and in the spirit of good faith and sincerity, as honest men should talk, until we discovered that our talk was construed as cowardice.
Page 16 - Here has the battle its last vantage ground; Here all is won or here must all be lost; Here freedom's trumpets one last rally sound; Here to the breeze its blood-stained flag is tossed. America, last hope of man and truth, Thy name must through all coming ages be The badge unspeakable of shame and ruth, Or glorious pledge that man through truth is free. This is thy destiny; the choice is thine To lead all nations and outshine them all; — But if thou failest, deeper shame is thine, And none shall...
Page 23 - ... the foundations of our national policy will be laid in the pure and immutable principles of private morality, and the pre-eminence of free government be exemplified by all the attributes which can win the affections of its citizens and command the respect of the world.
Page 45 - Now, suddenly, parties of soldiers begin to enter by force these peaceful homes, tearing youth from parent, husband from wife, father from children. They bar with the bayonet the door through which wives and mothers wish to pass to say farewell to those departing. They herd their captives in groups of tens and twenties and push them into cars. As soon as the train is filled, the officer in charge brusquely waves the signal for departure. Thus thousands of Belgians are being reduced to slavery.
Page 6 - All the other nations the whole globe around are in arms against her or are unable to move. There is deep meaning in this. We fight with the world for an honest world in which nations keep their word, for a world in which nations do not live by swagger or by threat, for a world in which men think of the ways in which they can conquer the common...
Page 33 - The signatory powers shall jointly use forthwith both their economic and military forces against any one of their number that goes to war, or commits acts of hostility, against another of the signatories before any question arising shall be submitted as provided in the foregoing.

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