In these days when Nazism
is infringing upon the progress
of civilization and imperiling
the peace of the world, it is not
to be wondered at that there is
laxity of purpose and aims to
the defense and security of America.
It is taken for granted by millions
of our citizens throughout the
Country that we are so far re-
moved from the raging conflict
in Europe that it would be utterly
impossible for us to be drawn in
to it. Don't be fooled, my dear
fellow citizens. The God of War has
been in our midst for a long time
past, and is still with us in
more ways than one. This God of
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Louis Lashier was a foreman at the Millers Falls Company for many years. In this three page statement he expresses his concern that the nation's security is being taken for granted by workers on the home front. He fears Nazism will invade the United States unless Americans can "unite as one." He encourages workers to cooperate and sacrifice for the sake of production. LaShier believes that soldiers need the workers and the tools they make to win the war as much as the workers need the soldiers to defend their country from a Nazi invasion.