The question before us is whether the League that has been drafted by the Commission of the Peace Conference and laid before us is will it secure the peace of the world as it stands, and whether it is just and fair to the United States of America. That is the question and I want to bring it to the test.
Wars between nations come form contacts. A nation with which we have no contact is a nation with which we should never fight... In this scheme for a League now before us we create a number of new contacts, a number of new relations, which we have not undertaken before to create.
--Senator Henry Cabot Lodge