War should only be declared by the authority of the people, whose toils and treasures are to support its burdens, instead of the government which is to reap its fruits.
Each generation should be made to bear the burden of its own wars, instead of carrying them on, at the expense of other generations.
War contains so much folly, as well as wickedness, that much is to be hoped from the progress of reason.
Indulging no passions which trespass on the rights or the repose of other nations, it has been the true glory of the US to cultivate peace by observing justice, and to entitle themselves to the respect of the nations at war by fulfilling their neutra
The executive has no right, in any case, to decide the question, whether there is or is not cause for declaring war.
No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.
Of all the enemies of public liberty, war is perhaps the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other.
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