Churchill on #ObamaCare: “Never give in!”

Posted by: Phineas on June 28, 2012 at 3:10 pm

**Posted by Phineas

Okay, he wasn’t talking about ObamaCare –something far worse, actually– but the words he delivered to the students of the Harrow school I think are fitting to recall in light of today’s news:

You cannot tell from appearances how things will go. Sometimes imagination makes things out far worse than they are; yet without imagination not much can be done. Those people who are imaginative see many more dangers than perhaps exist; certainly many more than will happen; but then they must also pray to be given that extra courage to carry this far-reaching imagination. But for everyone, surely, what we have gone through in this period – I am addressing myself to the School – surely from this period of ten months this is the lesson: never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never-in nothing, great or small, large or petty – never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.

Bring on November.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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3 Responses to “Churchill on #ObamaCare: “Never give in!””


  1. Those words delivered during WWII have application today. He might not have been talking about Obammhudcare but a Nazi onslaught just the same.

  2. EBL says:

    Glenn Reynolds is more sanguine about this decision, thinking that Roberts may have intentionally lost the battle to win the war (and take on the commerce clause). I am less optimistic on that. Still, if this is a tax can it be filibuster proof? If that is the case 50 votes and Mitt Romney as president (and a GOP Veep) is enough to make this go away.

    I think ST was right in getting out of the field of daisies and getting up on the high ground with her sword.

  3. Libertarian Advocate says:

    A brilliant man Churchill; one of unyielding principle and the thorough opposite of the Occupier in Chief. No wonder Obama sent Churchill’s bust back to Britain – it would have been a persistent reminder of all that he is not.