Churchill on #ObamaCare: “Never give in!”

**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)

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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