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people included; for the rights of nations great and small and the privilege of men everywhere to choose their way of life and of obedience. The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty.
We have no selfish ends to serve. We desire no conquest, no dominion. We seek no indemnities for ourselves, no material compensation for the sacrifices we shall freely make. We are but one of the champions of the rights of mankind. We shall be satisfied when those rights have been as secure as the faith and the freedom of the nations can make them.
Just because we fight without rancor and without selfish object, seeking nothing for ourselves but what we shall wish to share with all free people, we shall, I feel confident, conduct our operations as belligerents without passion and ourselves observe with proud punctilio the principles of right and of fair play we profess to be fighting for. ...
It will be all the easier for us to conduct ourselves as belligerents in a high spirit of right and fairness because we act without animus, not in enmity toward a people or with the desire to bring any injury or disadvantage upon them, but only in armed opposition to an irresponsible Government which has thrown aside all considerations of humanity and of right and is runnng amuck.
We are, let me say again, the sincere friends of the German people, and shall desire nothing so much as the early re-establishment of intimate relations of mutual advantage between us, however hard it may be for them, for the time being, to believe that this is spoken from our hearts.
AFFRONTS PATIENTLY BORNE FOR MANY MONTHS. We have borne with their present Government through all these bitter months because of that friendship, exercising a patience and forbearance which would otherwise have been impossible. We shall, happily, still have an opportunity to prove that friendship in our daily attitude and actions toward the millions of men and women of German birth and native sympathy who live among us and share our life, and we shall be proud to prove it toward all who are in fact loyal to their neighbors and to the Government in the hour of test.
They are, most of them, as true and loyal Americans as if they had never known any other fealty or allegiance. They will be prompt to stand with us in rebuking and restraining the few who may be of a different mind and purpose.
If there should be disloyalty it will be dealt with with a firin hand of stern repression; but if it lifts its head at all it will lift it only here and there, and without countenance except from a lawless and malignant few.
THE RIGHT MORE PRECIOUS THAN PEACE. It is a distressing and oppressive duty, gentlemen of the Congress, which I have performed in thus addressing you. There are, it may be, many months of fiery trial and sacrifice ahead of us. It is a fearful thing to lead this great, peaceful people into
war-into the most terrible and disastrous of all wars, civilization itself seeming to be in the balance. · 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 government, for the rights and liberties of small nations, for a universal dominion of right by such a concert of free people as shall bring peace and safety to all nations and make the world itself at last free.
To such a task we can dedicate our lives and our fortunes, everything that we are and everything that we have, with the pride of those who know that the day has come when America is privileged to spend her blood and her might for the principles that gave her birth and happiness and the peace which she has treasured. God helping her, she can do no other.
TRUE PREPAREDNESS FOR WAR.
Negere above car Book, 1914,
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B. [$238] NEED OF PREPAREDNESS.
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2. Tremendous Scale of Modern Warfare.
(a) Great number of men put in the field
roads, trolley lines, trucks, auotmobilees, wagons, horse
and mule transport, man power, etc. (h) Profusion of naval ships and supplies, including hundreds of
destroyers and submarines, etc. 3. War Will Be a Failure Without Similar Provisions by
the United States.
4. Documents and Extracts on the Section.
(a)  Military Needs of the United States (1915).
By Ex-SECRETARY OF WAR HENRY L. STIMSON. In any discussion of the military needs of this country the first thing to be avoided is the formulation of any ill-matured suggestions by civilians who have no special knowledge on the subject. Constant change and lack of continuity have been characteristic faults from which our military policy has suffered since the beginning of our national history. ...
NATIONAL DEFENSIVE NEEDS.
The army and navy are peculiar sufferers from our "pork barrel” system, which is the result of our lack of any national executive budget. So long as the men who are responsible for the efficiency of these two services as a whole—the Secretaries of War and of the Navy-have no hand in the preparation of a budget and no voice to defend such a budget on the floor of the Houses of Congress, while the men who wish to spend the army and navy appropriations upon unnecessary army posts or unfit navy yards have such a voice as well as a vote, a great degree of waste and extravagance is sure to result. Our military system can never be made highly or permanently efficient until a budget system is adopted in this country similar to that which exists in substantially all other