foreign power, nor group of powers, can successfully attack an America that is prepared. 3)American democracy can be preserved only by keeping out of the war in Europe. 4)“Aid short of war” weakens national defense at home and threatens to involve America in war abroad.
must recognize the importance of removing injustices and well-founded grievances; but at the same time it must be aroused to the cardinal necessity of honoring sanctity of treaties, of respecting the rights and liberties of others and of putting an end to acts of international aggression.
It is my determination to adopt every practicable measure to avoid involvement in war. When an epidemic of physical disease starts to spread, the community approves and joins in a quarantine of the patients in order to protect the health of the community against the spread of the disease.”
length of garden hose four or five hundred feet away. If he can take my garden hose and connect it up with his hydrant, I may help him to put out his fire...I don’t say to him before that operation, ‘Neighbor, my garden hose cost me $15; you have to pay me $15 for it’.... I don’t want $15 — I want my garden hose back after the fire is over.”