George William Norris
If the world is disarmed, and remains disarmed, there will be no more world wars.
The reason given by the President in asking Congress to declare war against Germany is that the German government has declared certain war zones, within which, by the use of submarines, she sinks, without notice, American ships and destroys American lives.
The constitution ought to specifically state that every nation is left entirely independent and supreme in its internal affairs, such as regulating emigration and all other similar matters.
To my mind, what we ought to have maintained from the beginning was the strictest neutrality. If we had done this, I do not believe we would have been on the verge of war at the present time.
Fourth, we might have declared an embargo against the shipping from American ports of any merchandise to either one of these governments that persisted in maintaining its military zone.
First, we could have defied both of them and could have gone to war against both of these nations for this violation of international law and interference with our neutral rights.
Great wealth took possession of the government. It was reflected in Mr. Harding’s selection of a cabinet.
Men are often biased in their judgment on account of their sympathy and their interests.