Mr. Chairman: Almost from the 1)eginning of time, two g-reat principles of government among men have struggled for supreniacy. The one system claiming the divine right of kings to rule by military force. The other system claiming the divine right of self government. These two systems of government are now engaged in a war of extermination. One will survive, and the other perish. Eventually the world will be ruled by democracy or by one central military autocracy. Those of our people, who keep abreast of the worlds events, fullv understand that the vital issue of this war is the destiny of humanity. The great mass of our people the Nobility of A merica; the artisan at his l)ench. the merchant at his counter, the housewife in her kitchen, the man with the hoe, dont bother much about the real causes of the war. It is enough for them that their country is at war. They are always patriotic; they are born that way. A hile the Government was neutral, thev preached neutrality. AV hen war was declared, they went after the Kaiser. Their motto always: My Country; may she always be right. But right or wrong, my Country. God bless them. They made this Government, and they can change it if they want to. and they give freely of their lives, their fortunes and sacred honor. Theirs not to ((uestion why Theirs I nit to make reply Theirs but to do and die when their Country calls. But we have another class ;the Show me people, and they are not all from Missouri either. Their reading confined to newspaper headlines; their views of this war are gathered largely from the remarks of their companions. Having heard the agitator, the thoughtless idler or the German spy declare Wilson kept us out of war until after election, We went into war to save our loans to the A llies.
(Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.) About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writing