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"What a spectacle it must be to the thinking people of this country to see us urged to go to war for democracy in a foreign land, and to see women thrown into prison who plead for that same cause at home. I stand here to affirm my innocence of the charge against me . . . . I shall continue to plead for the political liberty of American women-and especially do I plead to the President, since he is the one person who can end the struggle of American women to take their proper places in a true democracy."