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Old December 17th, 2017, 08:47 AM   #1
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Confronting the Desire for War


On April 4th of 1917 Robert LaFollette stood in the halls of Congress and made an impassioned speech dismissing the cries Woodrow Wilson and others of the war party for American entry into World War I. While I may not personally agree with some of the platforms that Robert LaFollette held during his tenure as Senator for Wisconsin, I feel this speech is his keynote and one that should be circulated because it shows there are some who tried to stop intervention into the war and that is something that should be remembered.

La Follette's speech in the U. S. Senate against the entry of the United States into the World War, April 4, 1917 :: Turning Points in Wisconsin History
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On April 4th of 1917 Robert LaFollette stood in the halls of Congress and made an impassioned speech dismissing the cries Woodrow Wilson and others of the war party for American entry into World War I. While I may not personally agree with some of the platforms that Robert LaFollette held during his tenure as Senator for Wisconsin, I feel this speech is his keynote and one that should be circulated because it shows there are some who tried to stop intervention into the war and that is something that should be remembered.

La Follette's speech in the U. S. Senate against the entry of the United States into the World War, April 4, 1917 :: Turning Points in Wisconsin History
So are you saying the US should not have gotten involved in WWI? Or just that Senator La Follette made a good speech against the war?
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So are you saying the US should not have gotten involved in WWI? Or just that Senator La Follette made a good speech against the war?
Both.
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Do you understand the reason why america kind of had to enter the war?
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Do you understand the reason why america kind of had to enter the war?
I think it's base on false assumptions.
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I think it's base on false assumptions.
unrestricted submarine warfare is a false assumption?
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unrestricted submarine warfare is a false assumption?
Freedom of travel in a war zone without feeling the effects of that war is a false assumption.
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Freedom of travel in a war zone without feeling the effects of that war is a false assumption.
so you assume the USA should have just cut all support and emptied the sea of all commerce in case they got sunk? its not like these are tourists walking through Verdun it is the Atlantic ocean
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so you assume the USA should have just cut all support and emptied the sea of all commerce in case they got sunk? its not like these are tourists walking through Verdun it is the Atlantic ocean
No, but if you travel by ship through a war zone the U.S. should not be responsible for you. There are other countries to trade with around the world and if you are unsatisfied with that prospect then realize that you may lose cargo if you decide to operate in a war zone. It's a risk, a risk that American soldiers should not be dying for nor should they be forced to prop up such an undertaking.
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No, but if you travel by ship through a war zone the U.S. should not be responsible for you. There are other countries to trade with around the world and if you are unsatisfied with that prospect then realize that you may lose cargo if you decide to operate in a war zone. It's a risk, a risk that American soldiers should not be dying for nor should they be forced to prop up such an undertaking.
I don't see how this makes sense. Is there an agenda here?

It's up to any given country's leadership to decide if trade with a nation that is at war is worth the risk.
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