The test of good citizenship is loyalty to country.
Loyalty will not permit envy, hate, and uncharitableness to creep into our public thinking.
The social and industrial structure of America is founded upon an enlightened citizenship.
And one cannot discharge the duty of loyalty without the patient and an open minded study of the institution that marked the country and defined its character.
Americanism demands loyalty to the teacher and respect for his lesson.
An intelligent and conscientious opposition is a part of loyalty to country.
America stands for individual liberty, but that means an ordered liberty.
I am deeply concerned with the diminution of the teaching strength of the country as a result of the disproportionately low salaries that are paid to teachers throughout the country.
It is a high patriotic duty that we support and sustain the men who have been placed in position of difficulty, burden, responsibility, and even danger as the result of our suffrages.
That does not mean that we must forego just and fair criticism, or refrain from opposition to policies which are debatable or which do not command our approval.
We must be loyal to the forum of our government.
Thus, only in a hopeful and confident temper, in a proud and constructive spirit, will we rescue the present and safeguard the future of our beloved country.
We must stifle the voice of hatred and faction.
A liberty subject to law and subordinate to the common welfare.
But we must not, if we are loyal, disperse our energies in a partisan warfare that is waged without regard to its consequences to the well being, security, or honor of the country.
Like pictures, men should be judged by their merits and not by their defects.