George William Norris

29George William Norris Quotes

American Politician born on July 11, 1861, died on September 02, 1944

George William Norris was a U.S. politician from the state of Nebraska and a leader of progressive and liberal causes in Congress. He served five terms in the United States House of Representatives as a Republican from 1903 until 1913 and five terms in the United States Senate from 1913 until 1943, four terms as a Republican and the final term as an independent. Norris was defeated for reelection in 1942... (source)

Men are often biased in their judgment on account of their sympathy and their interests. view quote

First, we could have defied both of them and could have gone to war against both of these nations for this violation of international law and interference with our neutral rights. view quote

Fourth, we might have declared an embargo against the shipping from American ports of any merchandise to either one of these governments that persisted in maintaining its military zone. view quote

The constitution ought to specifically state that every nation is left entirely independent and supreme in its internal affairs, such as regulating emigration and all other similar matters. view quote

The reason given by the President in asking Congress to declare war against Germany is that the German government has declared certain war zones, within which, by the use of submarines, she sinks, without notice, American ships and destroys American lives. view quote

Great wealth took possession of the government. It was reflected in Mr. Harding's selection of a cabinet. view quote

If the world is disarmed, and remains disarmed, there will be no more world wars. view quote

To my mind, what we ought to have maintained from the beginning was the strictest neutrality. If we had done this, I do not believe we would have been on the verge of war at the present time. view quote

We ought to disarm Germany completely. view quote

Teapot Dome involved the conservation of the oil resources of the United States, especially those situated upon the public lands. view quote

There is not much danger of the smaller nations if the big nations will behave. view quote

In my judgment, if we had pursued this course, the zones would have been of short duration. England would have been compelled to take her mines out of the North Sea in order to get any supplies from our country. view quote

During practically all of my public life, I have been a sincere advocate of an agreement between the leading nations of the world to set up all the necessary international machinery that would bring about a practical abolition of war between civilized nations. view quote

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