Speech on Patriotism (Document 3), item 39

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38

judgment of the world  realizes that

under existing conditions the

mailed fist is at times still needed.

  Those of us in the present generation

in the United States

who have grown up since the

Civil War have given no

thought to war as a possibility

nor to training our youth

to be soldiers. It now comes to

us as an overpowering shock

that we may have to change our

conception of life and devote

energy to defending ourselves

by force of arms. That this

should be so is the great incubus

of this present war which

hangs upon us. But we must

accept facts as they are, not

as we wish they were. What

I am concerned about is

that we teach our boys courage,


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38

judgment of the world  realizes that

under existing conditions the

mailed fist is at times still needed.

  Those of us in the present generation

in the United States

who have grown up since the

Civil War have given no

thought to war as a possibility

nor to training our youth

to be soldiers. It now comes to

us as an overpowering shock

that we may have to change our

conception of life and devote

energy to defending ourselves

by force of arms. That this

should be so is the great incubus

of this present war which

hangs upon us. But we must

accept facts as they are, not

as we wish they were. What

I am concerned about is

that we teach our boys courage,



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  • November 20, 2017 16:04:47 Thomas A. Lingner

    38

    judgment of the world  realizes that

    under existing conditions the

    mailed fist is at times still needed.

      Those of us in the present generation

    in the United States

    who have grown up since the

    Civil War have given no

    thought to war as a possibility

    nor to training our youth

    to be soldiers. It now comes to

    us as an overpowering shock

    that we may have to change our

    conception of life and devote

    energy to defending ourselves

    by force of arms. That this

    should be so is the great incubus

    of this present war which

    hangs upon us. But we must

    accept facts as they are, not

    as we wish they were. What

    I am concerned about is

    that we teach our boys courage,


  • November 20, 2017 16:02:18 Thomas A. Lingner

    38

    judgment of the world  realizes that

    under existing conditions the

    mailed fist is at times still needed.

          Those of us in the present gen-

    eration in the United States

    who have grown up since the

    Civil War have given no

    thought to war as a possibil-

    ity nor to training our youth

    to be soldiers. It now comes to

    us as with an overpowering shock

    that we may have to change our

    conception of life and devote

    energy to defending ourselves

    by force of arms. That this

    should be so is the great in-

    cubus of this present war which

    hangs  upon us. But we must

    accept facts as they are not

    as we wish they were. What

    I am concerned about is

    that we teach our boys courage



  • July 5, 2017 22:31:25 Annick Rodriguez

    38

    judgment of the world  realizes that

    under existing conditions the

    mailed fist is [insert] at times [/insert] still needed.

          Those of us in the present gen-

    eration in the United States

    who have grown up since the

    Civil War have given no

    thought to war as a possibil-

    ity nor to training our youth

    to be soldiers. It now comes to

    us as with an overpowering shock

    that we may have to change our

    conception of life and devote

    energy to defending ourselves

    by force of arms. That this

    should be so is the great in-

    cubus of this present war which

    hangs  upon us. But we must

    accept facts as they are not

    as we wish they were. What

    I am concerned about is

    that we teach our boys courage



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    Saginaw, Michigan, USA

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  • Story location Saginaw, Michigan, USA


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Hope Elizabeth May
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October 2, 1915
  • English





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