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Patriotic Address by Judge Banks
The following stirring address
was delivered by Judge Banks at
the recent teachers convention at
Ladies and Gentlemen :
The beauty of Kauai and the
hospitality of its people are far fam
ed. I consider myself most fortunate
to have received an' invitation from
you to make you a visit and it is
certainly flattering that you wish
me to express to you my views on
matters that are of vital importance
to every loyal American. Your pre
sence is an assurance that you are
all Americans in sentiment, if not
in citizenship, and that you will be
in full accord with what I shall say.
It is a great privilege to have been
born on American soil and to have
inherited from American ancestors
a high sense of devotion to those
principles of personal liberty and
political freedom upon which our
Government was founded and for
the preservation of which the great
est war in all history is now being
fought. It is equally a boon to have
escaped the oppression and arbitrary
inequalities of other countries and
found contentment and opportuni
ties tinder the protection of our
There should be no difference be
tween the loyalty of a native Ameri
can and one who has become a citi
zen "by adoption. They have shared
equally in the good gifts which our
country had to bestow and they
have an equal sense of responsibility.
Having been equak participants in
our country's bounty they should
be equally active and self sacrificing
in its behalf in its time of peril. I
can conceive of no one more despi
cable than a man who has fattened
on our resources, lived in security
under our laws, educated his child
ren in our schools and enjoyed all
the blessings and benefits of our so
cial system, and then when the
stress of war comes, -deserts to our
enemies. Such an one, it matters
not whether he is native born or
adopted, is removed from the res
pect of all self respecting people.
There are, both on the Mainland
and elsewhere in the United States,
those who notwithstanding their
obligations to our own Government,
are obstructing by dark and devious
methods its progress in the pend
ing war. The leaders in these das
tardly efforts are'rapidly becoming
known. Many of them are already
in prison and others will be sent
there as soon as the evidence is
accumulated. Only a short time
ago the captain of a small sailing
vessel, in order to destroy certain
cargo that was consigned to a Bri
tish Consul, ran his boat into a
reef in the Pacific Ocean, set fire
to it and came near sacrificing the
lives of the entire crew. I could
tell you of men in Honolulu who
are how under suspicion and
against whom there is considerable
evidence of disloyalty. Some of
them have made large fortunes out
of American opportunities and
ought to be absolutely loyal to our
The United States.is in no mood
to tolerate sedition and those who
would even by indirect methods
give'aid and comfort to our enemieB
had better beware lest they meet
the fatn of traitors. Our country
is engaged in a stupendous struggle.
A great ocean lies between us and
our enemies. Our armies and their
equipment must be transported by
slow stages and at great peril and
enormous expense. A ma'ority of
our soldiers must be trained and
armed. It is no child's play to
whip Germany. Most of the Euro
pean nations have tried for over
three years to accomplish the task
and have not yet succeeded. Appa
rently Russia is out of the fight.
Italy is brave and loyal but her
efficiency is questionable France
is bleeding at every pore. England,
and England alone, is stronger
than when she entered the war,
but England unaided cannot whip
Germany and unless Germany is
conquered, America wiil be con
quered. Either American demo
cracy must triumph or Prussianism
will rule the world. America will
win but she will win through the
loyalty and sacrifice of her people.
It is a pity laws have to be pass
ed to .enforce loyalty. It ought to
be as spontaneous as breathing. It
ought to be a natural self protec
tion. The traitor should be so ex
ceptional that he would find it im
possible to survive the fury ot an
outraged public sentiment. There
are men, however, in every country
who yield to all sorts of sinister
influences. Their greed is so great
that it is hot difficult to purchase
even their honor. For this con
temptible brood the laws against
treason and other lesierv forms of
apostasy have been enacted. By
these laws some of the privileges we
have long enjoytd have been
abridged, or at least temporarily
restricted. For instance, certain
restraints have been laid upon the
right of free speech. It is no longer
peimissible to utter words that are
calculated to hinder the Government
in Its military operations or in the
organization of its army. Men
have been recently 'tried and con
viced for saying things that before
we entered into the war it would
have clearly been their right to say.
Efforts are being made through
legislation to regulate the prices of
food and other necessities of life'
A censorship is placed upon cable
grams so that you can no longer
send any kind of message you may
wish. The safety of the people is
the supreme law and nothing is
legal which hazards or even tends,
however remotely, to hazard our
country's success in this teriible
We did not assume the burdens
and tragedies of the war because oi
our desire to take part in settling
the commercial and territorial hos
tilities that had divided European
countries. These were matters that
concerned them alone and which
we would gladly have ' left to the
arbitrament of their own armies or
the composition of their own din
loniats . and statesmen : but th
Kaiser's ambition was not limited
lo the conquest of the foes of his
own continent. His blood lust for
victory and power included our
own neaceful country and in hii
arrogance and monuinenttl egotism
he disclosed, his purpose. While
we" were extending to his accre
dited representatives the courtesies
and hospitality that are only ac
corded the emissaries of a friendly
power, he through them was en
deavoring to embroil us with Mex
ico and Japan. Not only that, but
his agents and spies were every
where sowing seed of dissension
and dissatisfaction among our own
No one will ever know to what
extent the propaganda , against
"preparedness" was influenced by
German diplomacy and German
money. There were, of course,
many unsuspecting men and women
who sincerely believed that Ger
many only desired to find her place
in the sun of Europe and with that
accomplishment her ambition would
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