If the public can make decisions about taxes and schools, why not about war?
Europeans had no desire to fight one another. Only after a score of men drove their nations into battle did their peoples learn to hate.
“If there is to be war, it should be the people themselves that choose it with their eyes open.”
“War is a survival from the past. It is not a permanent condition of human life.”
“The nobility of a people lies not in its capacity for war, but in its capacity for peace.”
“How is it possible for governments to drag into war peoples who did not desire war and who have no quarrel with one another?”