Wilson quote in support of neutrality (1914)
"The United States must be neutral n fact as well as In name during thes e days that are to try men's souls. We must be impartial in thought as well as in action, must put a oorb upon our sentiments as well as upon every transaction that might be construed as a preference of one party to the struggle before another. My thought is of America. I am speaking, I feel sure, the earnest wish and purpose- of every thoughtful American . that this great country of ours, which is, of course, the first in our thoughts and in our hearts, should show herself herself in this time of peculiar trial, a I nation fit beyond others to exhibit the fine poise of- undisturbed judgment judgment the dignity of self-control, tho efficiency of dispassionate action, a nation that neither sits in judgment upon others nor is disturbed in her own counsels and which keeps herself fit aad free to do what is honest and disinterested and truly serviceable for the peace of the world."