The Necessity of Preparedness: An Address on National Preparedness

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National security league, 1916 - United States - 14 pages
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Page 14 - ... for he is a minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is a minister of God, an avenger for wrath to him that doeth evil.
Page 15 - For I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be accomplished in me, And he was reckoned among the transgressors : for the things concerning me have an end. And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said unto them, It is enough.
Page 6 - And I will set my face against you, and ye shall be slain before your enemies: they that hate you shall reign over you; and ye shall flee when none pursueth you. 18 And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins.
Page 14 - My hope and my fortress, my castle and deliverer, my defender in whom I trust : who subdueth my people that is under me.
Page 5 - Pleasant pictures, certainly ; and if that authority is right, you are indeed justified in believing that there will be no decisive battles in the war of the future." " There will be no war in the future," said M. Bloch ; " for it has become impossible, now that it is clear that war means suicide." " But is not everything that you are saying an assumption that people will make war, and that therefore war itself is possible ? " " No doubt," said M. Bloch ; " the nations may endeavour to prove that...
Page 5 - What shall we say of the Great War of Europe, ever threatening, ever impending, and which never comes ? We shall say that it will never come. Humanly speaking, it is impossible.
Page 15 - ... apple in a month. All had eaten bananas or oranges. There is no argument for the orange for breakfast that you cannot tell for the apple. Yet those men did not know apples. They were keen business men with money to buy what they wanted. In checking up in a certain large downtown restaurant in one of our large cities, it was found that 85 per cent, of the business men eating there during one noon took some sort of a health drink, either sauerkraut juice or tomato juice. They have gotten hold of...
Page 12 - ... massacre. The one thought is just as illogical as the other and I have said unworthy to be placed in the arguments of our Pacifist friends. (Loud applause.) The question of disinterestedness is again brought up by Dr. Gladden, as it is by all the Pacifists when they say that the manufacture of all arms and munitions should be taken out of private hands and placed in the hands of the Government, but here again history as well as logic proves that their arguments are unwarranted. Look back over...
Page 15 - It is still less well taken when we remember that the Woman's Section of the Belgian Relief Committee that has had most intimate knowledge of the horrors of war, have nevertheless sent out an appeal for preparedness wherein they say: "Our country is come to the parting of the ways. Her isolation is finished and she must soberly choose her place among the nations. Her ideals are essentially those of liberty and peace.
Page 10 - ... (1 Tim. 5:8.) If we would take care of our own, if we would be true to the trust God has reposed in us as the natural guardians of our loved ones, our homes and our native land, we must make adequate provision for it, we must have men and ships, arms and munitions and inspire that wholesome respect for authority and power which always safeguards peace and keeps all safe within our borders ! (Applause. ) How then is this to be accomplished...

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