What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
action affairs America arms army authority believe belligerent body bring carry cause circumstances citizens commerce common confidence Congress counsel course danger deal defense desire duty effect enemy fact feel fellow field fighting force foreign gentlemen German Government give going hand heart honor hope humanity immediately Imperial German independence industrial interest justice keep liberty lives look mankind matter means ment merely Mexico military mind nations Navy necessary neutral never opinion ourselves party peace persons political possible practice preparation present President principles processes proposed question ready reason regard represent rest seas seek seems serve ships side sort speak spirit stand submarine supply things thought tion trade understand United vessels whole Wilson's wish
Page 378 - But the right is more precious than peace, and we shall fight for the things which we have always carried nearest our hearts, for democracy, for the right of those who submit to authority to have a voice in their own governments...
Page 349 - No peace can last, or ought to last, which does not recognize and accept the principle that governments derive all their just powers from the consent of the governed, and that no right anywhere exists to hand peoples about from sovereignty to sovereignty as if they were property.
Page 373 - I hope, so far as they can equitably be sustained by the present generation, by well conceived taxation. I say sustained so far as may be equitable by taxation because it seems to me that it would be most unwise to base the credits which will now be necessary entirely on money borrowed. It is our duty, I most respectfully urge, to protect our people so far as we may against the very serious hardships and evils which would be likely to arise out of the inflation which would be produced by vast loans.
Page 341 - He takes the liberty of calling attention to the fact that the objects which the statesmen of the belligerents on both sides have in mind in this war are virtually the same, as stated in general terms to their own people and to the world.
Page 55 - President shall prescribe any arms or munitions of war from any place in the United States to such country until otherwise ordered by the President or by Congress.