“For myself, I want no advantage over my fellow man, and if he is weaker than I, all the more is it my duty to help him.” —Eugene V. Debs
My grandfather was a Lutheran minister in Illinois during WWI. He was one of Wilson's "Four Minute Men" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Minute_Men) In his case he used to speak against the anti-German mob mentality and (according to my grandmother) used to on occasion address the mob in an attempt to prevent bloodshed. I wish he has lived long enough for me to have learned more about his part in that. All I remember well was the parchment signed by President Wilson and a bronze medallion.
jaundicedi, a cool bit of history.