Quotes of the Day: Churchill on the election

Posted by: Phineas on November 11, 2012 at 6:04 pm

**Posted by Phineas

Shamelessly lifted from Steven Hayward. These seem very apropos:

On questions of economic law is does not matter at all what the electors think or vote or say.  The economic laws proceed.  (1929)

“All men are created equal,” says the American Declaration of Independence.  “All man shall be kept equal,” say the British Socialist Party.

It is an error to believe that the world began when any particular party or statesman got into office.  It has all been going on quite a long time. . .

Nothing would be more dangerous than for people to feel cheated because they had been led to expect attractive schemes which turn out to be economically impossible.

The Left is going to learn the truth of that first one not too long from now.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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3 Responses to “Quotes of the Day: Churchill on the election”


  1. BBHunter says:

    – They already know the truth. They don’t care if they can score a free phone.

  2. Former Secretary of State Dean Acheson writes in “Present at the Creation” (1969) about Churchill, “His speeches were not only wise and right in content but were prepared with that infinite capacity for taking pains that is said to be genius.” p. 596

  3. Kate says:

    Unfortunately, I feel the progressives are not very good students of history or economics, just the ends justify the means and tell a lie enough and people accept it as truth.

    If they did a thorough study of the Soviet Union which based it’s government of a combination of communist/socialist ideals…they would see the inherent problems of such a plan.

    So in the long run, they do not care about the economy, they are going to use the fiscal disaster that follows to favor a heavy-handed overthrow of all free markets. It seems like a way to have a bloodless revolution.