Providing for the National Defense by Removing Restrictions on Numbers and Length of Service of Draftees: Hearings Before the Committee on Military Affairs, House of Representatives, Seventy-seventh Congress, First Session on H.J. Res. 217, H.J. Res. 218, H.J Res. 220, and H.J. Res. 222, Joint Resolutions Declaring a National Emergency, Extending Terms of Enlistments, Appointments, and Commissions in the Army of the United States, Suspending Certain Restrictions Upon the Employment of Retired Personnel of the Army, Making Further Provisions for Restoration of Civil Positions to Members of the Army on Relief from Military Service, and for Other Purposes. July 22, 25, and 28, 1941

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1941 - 165 pages

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Page 128 - The Constitution of the United States is a law for rulers and people, equally in war and in peace, and covers with the shield of its protection all classes of men, at all times, and under all circumstances.
Page 163 - We will not participate in foreign wars, and we will not send our army, naval or air forces to fight in foreign lands outside of the Americas, except in case of attack.
Page 163 - I have said this before, but I shall say it again and again and again: Your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars...
Page 128 - Those great and good men foresaw that troublous times would arise, when rulers and people would become restive under restraint, and seek by sharp and decisive measures to accomplish ends deemed just and proper; and that the principles of constitutional liberty would be in peril unless established by irrepealable law. The history of the world had taught them that what was done in the past might be attempted in the future.
Page 163 - Each man inducted under the provisions of subsection (a) shall serve for a training and service period of twelve consecutive months, unless sooner discharged, except that whenever the Congress has declared that the national interest is imperiled, such twelve-month period may be extended by the President to such time as may be necessary in the interests of national defense.
Page 100 - The Congress further declares that in a free society the obligations and privileges of military training and service should be shared generally in accordance with a fair and just system of selective compulsory military training and service.
Page 124 - They realize that in thirty-four months we have built up new instruments of public power. In the hands of a people's government this power is wholesome and proper. But in the hands of political puppets of an economic autocracy such power would provide shackles for the liberties of the people.
Page 29 - We do not need the gallant armies which are forming throughout the American Union. We do not need them this year, nor next year; nor any year that I can foresee.
Page 123 - Mr. Chairman, in view of the lateness of the hour I will just stop right here.
Page 5 - We must treat them as soldiers; we cannot have a political club and call it an army. I regard these disturbing activities from outside the Army, gentlemen, as sabotage of a dangerous character.

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