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Memory Lane Monday: Churchill

Basic.Obama's first act as President? Sending back the bust of Churchill.After hearing Obama’s victory speech last week where he said without batting an eye, but while of course stuttering more than a Ford Pinto, that Obamacare had no advertisement and wasn’t forced on anyone, are you tired of listening to what passes for political speak these days?

So are we, with blueberries (not waffles) on top. For this Monday, let’s go back to a time when words didn’t come off a teleprompter and meant more. Let’s go back to Churchill.

Told he was a bad investment and failure constantly by his father, Winston Churchill managed to save England, through ringing the bell on National Socialism long before Chamberlain to opposing Stalinism even while FDR was chowing down on borscht, and in countless other ways. This man deemed an idiot by his father, did alright as far as humanity is concerned.

Here are our favorite words of wisdom from England’s best bulldog:There’s something to be said for overcoming childhood confidence issues.

Right out of the box, this is how Winston Churchill was able to define the case of capitalism better than any Paul Ryan ever could, “The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.”

“The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge known to the law and particularly to deny him the judgment of his peers is in the highest degree odious and is the foundation of all totalitarian government whether Nazi or Communist.”

Hmm…is anyone else thinking of the NDAA?

Even while Cass Sunstein was still just a twinkle in his father’s eye, Churchill was able to layout the regulatory end game, “If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.”

Churchill even managed to put looks and life’s vices in prospective, “I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly.”

Better to stand. There’s already enough people sitting. His truest gem his probably this one, especially now, “You can always count on Americans to do the right thing---after they’ve tried everything else.”

Finally, PD would like to leave you with this sentiment from Churchill as you face another week of impending tyranny, “If you’re going through hell---keep going.” 

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  • Guest (Grace)

    Love me some Churchill in the morning!

    from Los Angeles, CA, USA
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  • Guest (Bart)

    You are right the first thing O did was send by the bust.

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  • Guest (Connie)

    If you ever have time you should read some of his work, especially about his train days. This guy was something else.

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