" I had made up my mind. As American freemen we can not but sympathize in all efforts to extend the blessings of civil and political liberty, but at the same time we are warned by the admonitions of history and the voice of our own beloved Washington to abstain from entangling alliances with foreign nations. In doing this there needs to be no bloodshed or violence, and there shall be none unless it be forced upon the national authority. " "All out?" My companion stared.