The Imperial German Government will not expect the Government of the United States to omit any word or any act necessary to the or any act necessary to the performance of its sacred duty of maintaining the rights of the United States and its citizens and of safeguarding their free exercise and enjoyment.
This is not a contest between persons. The humblest citizen in all the land, when clad in the armour of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error. I come to you in defence of a cause as holy as the cause of liberty ? the cause of humanity.