National Security League: Hearings Before a Special Committee of the House of Representatives, Sixty-fifth Congress, Third Session on H. Res. 469 and H. Res. 476, to Investigate and Make Report as to the Officers, Membership, Financial Support, Expenditures, General Character, Activities and Purposes of the National Security League, a Corporation of New York, and of Any Associated Organizations, Parts 1-13

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1918 - Patriotic societies - 2086 pages
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Page 445 - The United States ought not to indulge a persuasion, that, contrary to the order of human events, they will, forever, keep at a distance those painful appeals to arms with which the history of every other nation abounds. There is a rank due to the United States among nations, which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness. If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it ; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful...
Page 445 - ... us. The United States ought not to indulge a persuasion that, contrary to the order of human events, they will forever keep at a distance those painful appeals to arms with which the history of every other nation abounds.
Page 193 - The principal office of the corporation is to be located in the Borough of Manhattan, city, county, and State of New York.
Page 629 - ... about the possibility of modifying this bill to provide contract authorization rather than appropriations. I am not on the Appropriations Committee and I have made no technical study of the differences between a contract authorization and an authorized appropriation. It is a fact, however, that the President of the United States and the Commander in Chief of the Army and the Navy did recommend the bill that we now have before the committees, did he not ? Secretary JOHNSON. That is right. Senator...
Page 835 - The report that there are divided counsels in Congress in regard to the foreign policy of the Government is being made industrious use of in foreign capitals. I believe that report to be false, but so long as it is anywhere credited it cannot fail to do the greatest harm and expose the country to the most serious risks.
Page 835 - The matter is of so grave importance and lies so clearly within the field of Executive initiative that I venture to hope that your committee will not think that I am taking...
Page 667 - And that the people of the country's point of view was different from the point of view of the President of the United States and his advisers?
Page 443 - The Sixty-fifth Congress, now adjourning, deserves the gratitude and appreciation of a people whose will and purpose I believe it has faithfully expressed. One cannot examine the record of its action without being impressed by its completeness, its courage, and its full comprehension of a great task. The needs of the Army and the Navy have been met in a way that assures the effectiveness of American...
Page 531 - West, gave out a statement in which he said that he had known what it was "to face large bodies of young men clad in the uniform of the American army beneath which were concealed the souls of Prussians." Later, in the New York Tribune, he gave the University of Wisconsin as the place where he had encountered disloyalty. The basis of the charge was the inattention of the audience throughout his speech, shuffling feet, snapping of rifle triggers, etc., and he told how finally, to test the audience,...
Page 221 - ... proof that said arms, ammunition, artillery, and explosives are not to be used in said war against a country with which the United States is at peace.

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