A LETTER PTOI OUR PRESIDENT.
Hello Boys I
Do you know \7hy you ai'e called .upon to fight in this war? Me have
been correctly informed that two or three dictators have combined to
conquor the whole world, and force the peoples of every nation to sub
mit to theii' dictation.
Those dictators and theii' armies a re going to be demolished and you
boys are going to help'do the jobo
Some of oiir most prominent men often speak of the importance of preser
ving "The American Vvay of Life," •
You Afiierican Soldiers can do that very thing by helping smash Germany,
Italy, nnd Japan—^nations whm.ch have no regard for the broad personal
liberties which, since our governr:ient was founded and until recently,
constituted the "American Vfcy of Life."
By military force you should promptly?’ smash those fore ign and brutal
trespassers vjho are "hell bent" on subjutaging and regimenting the
vjhole world. • .
Also in'due time, by a battle of ballots, you should squelch in this
country, a neddlesome group of leaders, v;ho seem to.be "hell bent" oh
undermining by regimentation, our tiine-honored "American v/ay of life,"
After we win the war - then v;hat?
Peace between the nations should be perpetuated,
Kow that may be accomplished was discusscd a few nights ago at a Lav/yers
■convention held at home, ‘ ■ .
Among the lawyers' present vjere Gov. Clyde Koey, Gov, 0. llax Gardner, Judge
E,Y. "febb, Hon. 0^11, liill and others.
The follovjing suggestion v;as submitted by myself, .
Inasmuch as my suggestion was approved by most of those present, I am
passing it on to you for your consideration. -
Ha^ TO li/iIl^TABI IM) FERI'ETUATE HORLD PEACE
I For maintaining World Peace, it would seem advisable to organize an
indissoluble V/orld Peace Union of nations, a super-govornment, composed
of those nations v/hich will voluntarily '.he union.
II The union to exist and operate under a cons tut ion vjhich will declare
that the only piirpose of said organization is to preserve peace and prevent
war betijeen the nations belonging to the union, or war between the nations
in the union and an;^^ nation not belonging to the union,
III The goveriimcnt, or congress, of said union to be cjuite sirailar in
union of our states, Ihat is, having a senate, composed oi‘ 2 senatopa
from each member nation that would be elected ovcry 8 years; and having
a House of Representatives, composed of representatives elected every
li. years by each member nation. The number from each nation being based
on its population—say one representative for every 3 Mllion persons,
IV It shall also have a President and Vice-President, to be elected
by the House of Representatives and approved by the Senators, and to be
chosen every 6 years. The President to preside over one of these bodies
and the Vice-President over the other.