Editorial of Senatorial Address: 1917 Essay

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4/12/1917

Julian Elliott

New York Times

620 8th Ave, New York, NY 10018

President of the United States: Woodrow Wilson

1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20500

Greetings Mr. President,

Before we enter discussion, I would like to express my appreciation for the careful perusal of this letter by yours truly – on behalf of everyone here at the New York Times. It is an honor.

A national government dissociative of the amenities of democracy or self-governed principles, that is, a government for and ran by the people is pernicious, uncivilized and frenzied – primarily why I believe that the United States should intervene in the Great War under the vast banner of human right and solidarity to turn the tide. Recently, the United States’ execution of “armed neutrality” was directly interceded, attacked, and disregarded under the permission of German war officials. Their militant machinery hesitated not, to bomb our ships carrying critical supplies and materials of aide to Great Britain, destroying the ships and mercilessly killing the life of numerous innocents! Germany has surreptitiously prompted us into the war with the blatant disregard of human life and corrupt “back-room politics” brilliantly displayed by the Zimmerman Telegram we intercepted. We believe, in conjunction with the Senatorial address Mr. President, that Germany has declared war against the United States. To enter the war for no reason save the vindication of human rights and liberties should be the next step for the nation!

A verdict to the contrary would indeed be a disservice and a disregard of our bestowed responsibility to shed the golden light of democracy upon the world – and liberate those within. You said in the Senatorial…