Quotation by Theodore Roosevelt

We are fighting in the quarrel of civilization against barbarism, of liberty against tyranny. Germany has become a menace to the whole world. She is the most dangerous enemy of liberty now existing.
Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919), U.S. Republican (later Progressive) politician, president. Speech, April 1917, Oyster Bay, Long Island.

Roosevelt added: "The man who does not think it was America's duty to fight for her own sake in view of the infamous conduct of Germany toward us stands on a level with a man who wouldn't think it necessary to fight in a private quarrel because his wife's face was slapped."
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