Prophetic speech from Senator Nelson, made on Friday, August 14, 1908, at the Luther League of America's eight annual convention in Chicago. Almost everything he warned against, has happened, in triplicate.
"Severed by two vast oceans from the other great powers of the world, with our hundred millions of people and our almost limitless resources, we have no occasion to fear any attack or invasion from abroad. The enemy that will attack us and and the danger that will threaten us, against which we most constantly be on our guard, will come from within; will come when we are untrue and unfaithful to our great trust and duty; will come when we cease to pass good laws and when we cease to enforce the laws without fear or favor against the rich and poor, the high and the low; will come when we grant immunity to transgressors and law violators; will come when we allow the mammon of pelf and unrighteousness to rule and dominate; will come when we stifle or permit to be stifled the conscience of the masses of the nation."
Senator Nelson went on to say that only the schools and the churches can save the U.S. from the enemy within. Unfortunately the "enemy within" seemingly knew this too, hence; Christian Zionism (perfect example), and No Child Left Behind.
Incidentally, just 11 years after making this speech; in February and March of 1919, Senator Nelson was part of the U.S. Subcommittee on "Bolshevik Propaganda", which was told repeatedly by Americans who had been in Russia during the Bolshevik revolution, that the Bolshevik leaders were predominately Jews from the United States, particularly from the NYC's Lower East Side.