"The World Must be Mabe (Made) Safe for Democracy. Its Peace Must be Planted Upon the Trusted Foundation of Political Liberty." (Woodrow Wilson.)
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Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924) was the 28th President of the United States, from 1913 to 1921.
Three of the points he made while asking the Congress for a declaration of war (World War 1) (2 April 1917):
- Armed neutrality, it now appears, is impracticable.
- The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty.
- It is a fearful thing to lead this great peaceful people into war, into the most terrible and disastrous of all wars, civilization itself seeming to be in the balance. But the right is more precious than peace, and we shall fight for the things which we have always carried nearest our hearts — for democracy, for the right of those who submit to authority to have a voice in their own governments, for the rights and liberties of small nations, for a universal dominion of right by such a concert of free peoples as shall bring peace and safety to all nations and make the world itself at last free. To such a task we can dedicate our lives and our fortunes, everything that we are and everything that we have, with the pride of those who know that the day has come when America is privileged to spend her blood and her might for the principles that gave her birth and happiness and the peace which she has treasured. God helping her, she can do no other.