Excerpt from The Old Freedom
"The reason that America was set up was that she might be different from all the nations of the world is this: that the strong could not put the weak to the wall, that the strong could not prevent the weak from entering the race. America stands for opportunity. America stands for a free field and no favour. America stands for a government responsive to the interests of all. And until America recovers those ideals in practice, she will not have the right to hold her head high again amidst the nations as she used to hold it." - Woodrow Wilson, The New Freedom, Chap. IX, p. 221.
That the Government of this country is face to face with a great crisis no one will deny. The nature of this crisis is dual, economic and political, each having numbers of attendent issues assuming each day a more and more threatening aspect. Yet there was never a time of such serious official indecision. The people themselves are suspicious, dissatisfied and anxious; they feel that another war of another kind is upon them. The journals of the country tell us of nation-wide unrest, but no one tells us of reform. Indeed, it is said on every hand that reformers better keep quiet. So to all dissentients, no matter to which class of society they belong, there goes forth the edict of intolerance, "Thou shalt be suppressed."
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