The American Weekly
Vol. VI. . No. 2 i - ‘i PRICE
mm - My Country. Right or Wrong. '
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February 14’ IfgIVrorl1)g, eTo gpe Sf itiglit. I C
CARL SCHURZ ‘
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i AMERHCA FlRSiT
Beginning with this'numbei-, THE FATHERLAND will be known as THE NEW
WORLD. We shall attempt ‘to serve our readers under the new name as well as under
the old, adopting as our slogan the words of Carl Schurz: “My Country, righteor wrong:
if right, to be kept right; if wrong, to be set right.” M ‘ V W
that it is an American publication. Its original nime was’
r - fathers. Our Fatherland is merica.
adopted as a raceful tribute to the country Of 0”‘ . , .
The change. 0% iname implies no change of heart. We? have considered a.change of name
man 1:. . ’ . the ast We are making the change now to avoid misunderstanding.
‘ii’; ‘:1‘1eSu‘netainpour' independence of jildgment. We do not believe that we forfeit
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0“? right of free speech, because, we are Americarls of Germai‘ descent’ 3'9“ 1“ case 95
; war between the United States and Germany. But we desire to avoi unnecessary
Drovocation. ' ‘A . A ‘ I - K 5 1i ‘i
. . - d U le Sam would not e popu at at present.‘
In Germany, 3 Pubh Etl(1):'rA'?1?Irl‘r.'1l;LANrll3c may seem objectionable to many, especially
0 desire to emphasizetthat their allegiance is to
has always. ‘emphasized
“A Dklblication nfaiged TH d nt wh
: 0 mericans o erman esce A 1, A ica is our country not merel
“Ame:-i ' ' l 1 We want to stress the fact t 8f me’ . . ’ Y
t e C Cfliniey e (yf those whose proge:'i1lt0I'S came. Vlltligyeghe Pilgrim liathers. We are the,
eir%xe‘l’E:til:‘<E‘l:’ewv (gletlgl rgouthpieceimerely of the GerifriaIinaAmei"]icans, but
of an Americans who believe in ‘““‘“%x‘3i.‘;i.’i;igi’3f. ‘:::,‘::a:;":.:..;:.::”;:n::::’.22:
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:Vh0s Tefflembeflng -thfe ‘1‘1d"‘I'jf,i‘Z:dGgi’:i:s. Between England and Germanytthese men,
i : ancierit eriemyifo tcgrmany .‘ e are for Ge;-mfazny against llguesia, Jazan, Francei
;0UI'Se V68 are 01' , ' It 1 d oumania. e ween merica an
erbia; M9nt‘;‘?eg’0: Belglllfflr P:‘:uag:;’othaeiY l::d,"we are for Ameriea always. 1
ermany, or beii1weeneA.m(e;ric:1a3n‘y,s cause if our country‘ is at odds Wtilth Ge;-Irgiany. For- .
e tc amplon er . - , W Vt t th t Presi ent ison w'll be
tunatelyfawzuare not yet embroiled Hi‘, ‘f‘;,:':;n maiintraliisi peaaize, if he demands'of'lb'oth‘:
3 1e’ to maintain peace. e know (ff ihe Declaration of London‘. . 1
belli‘g;li;ents,ialike strict obseiirzlricgontinuee to C-Ontendrfor pezlarce. PYVe fhallllattaflpt t0’
atev happens wees . - w h ll tand for air- ay or a . I e shall, ‘
combat thvgnenace of, racial dissensignihgf in 303:1 Americans who would make our
Oppose with unflinching determlifatio MaY the spirit of Carl Schurz whom we invoke
?‘.’“nt!'Y the catspaw of Grefit, B?tal:'vCount,-y! . ‘ a i e e V >
. In our motto guide the destiny 0“ 0“ y ’ I GEORGE SYLVESTER VIERECK.