War is a contagion.
I am a Christian and a Democrat, that’s all.
But while they prate of economic laws, men and women are starving. We must lay hold of the fact that economic laws are not made by nature. They are made by human beings.
Not only our future economic soundness but the very soundness of our democratic institutions depends on the determination of our government to give employment to idle men.
Our national determination to keep free of foreign wars and foreign entanglements cannot prevent us from feeling deep concern when ideals and principles that we have cherished are challenged.
Don’t forget what I discovered that over ninety percent of all national deficits from 1921 to 1939 were caused by payments for past, present, and future wars.
The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize.
I do not look upon these United States as a finished product. We are still in the making.
It takes a long time to bring the past up to the present.
The truth is found when men are free to pursue it.