Speech on Patriotism (Document 3), item 27

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be to prepare to depend one's

self. An illustration of this

necessity was the fortifying of

the Panama Canal. A

considerable sentiment was

developed a few years ago

against this action on the

ground that is invited attack

and implied an enemy.

But this, it seemed to me at

the time and seems now,

was a mistaken point of view.

Had the great nations of the world

all agreed to a limitation of

armament and to the non-fortification

of harbors, it would

have been wise and safe for

us to leave the Panama Canal

unfortified. But that time has

not yet come. Therefore it was

the part of common prudence

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26/

be to prepare to depend one's

self. An illustration of this

necessity was the fortifying of

the Panama Canal. A

considerable sentiment was

developed a few years ago

against this action on the

ground that is invited attack

and implied an enemy.

But this, it seemed to me at

the time and seems now,

was a mistaken point of view.

Had the great nations of the world

all agreed to a limitation of

armament and to the non-fortification

of harbors, it would

have been wise and safe for

us to leave the Panama Canal

unfortified. But that time has

not yet come. Therefore it was

the part of common prudence


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  • November 18, 2017 04:11:59 Thomas A. Lingner

    26/

    be to prepare to depend one's

    self. An illustration of this

    necessity was the fortifying of

    the Panama Canal. A

    considerable sentiment was

    developed a few years ago

    against this action on the

    ground that is invited attack

    and implied an enemy.

    But this, it seemed to me at

    the time and seems now,

    was a mistaken point of view.

    Had the great nations of the world

    all agreed to a limitation of

    armament and to the non-fortification

    of harbors, it would

    have been wise and safe for

    us to leave the Panama Canal

    unfortified. But that time has

    not yet come. Therefore it was

    the part of common prudence

  • July 5, 2017 17:51:00 Annick Rodriguez

    26/

    be to prepare to depend one's

    self. An illustration of this

    necessity was the fortifying of

    the Panama Canal. A

    considerable sentiment was

    developed a few years ago

    against this action on the

    ground  that is invited attack

    and implied an enemy.

    But this, it seemed to me at

    the time and seems now

    was a mistake point of view.

    Had the great nations of the world

    all agreed  to a limitation of

    armament and to the non-for-

    tification of harbors, it would

    have been wise and safe for

    us to leave the Panama Canal

    unfortified. But that time has

    not yet come yet. Therefore it was

    the part of common prudence


  • July 5, 2017 17:49:39 Annick Rodriguez

    26/

    be to prepare to depend one's

    self. An illustration of this

    necessity was the fortifying of

    the Panama Canal. A

    considerable sentiment was

    developed a few years ago

    against this action on the

    ground  that is invited attack

    and implied an enemy.

    But this, it seemed to me at

    the time and seems now

    was a mistake point of view.

    Had the great nations of the world

    all agreed  to a limitation of

    armament and to the 


  • July 5, 2017 17:49:08 Annick Rodriguez

    26/

    be to prepare to depend one's

    self. An illustration of this

    necessity was the fortifying of

    the Panama Canal. A

    considerable sentiment was

    developed a few years ago

    against this action on the

    ground  that is invited attack

    and implied an enemy.

    But this, it seemed to me at

    the time and seems now

    was a mistake point of view.

    Had the great nations of the world


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    Saginaw, Michigan, USA

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Hope Elizabeth May
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October 2, 1915
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