"Still, if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win
without bloodshed, if you will not fight when your victory will be sure
and not so costly, you may come to the moment when you will have to
fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance for
survival. There may be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is
no chance of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as
Sir Winston Churchill
(1874-1965) Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1940-1945, 1951-1955)
The Gathering Storm, bk.I ch.19 p.348 (Houghton Mifflin, 1948)
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I think this shold be shoved down the throat of every leftist POS supporting jihaad until they relent or choke on it.
 -- JOE, NEW YORK     
    this should be given to blair and bush, to remind them of the pitiful state that they have caused in Iraq. Before they drew their attentions to Iran
     -- lucy, liverpool, uk     
    If we told this to the muslims and carried it out, we could have victory immediately.
     -- Anonymous     
    i think that this is a bad quote n it should not have 5 dumb stars how about tht
     -- Anonymous     
    In the war against Islamic fascist terror the easy, sure, inexpensive victory could have been had as recently as the mid 1980s. Thank God that Misters Bush and Blair realize we are quickly approaching that "precarious" time. Pray that their successors don't wait for some more propitious wind to blow, but finish the job.
     -- John Anderson, Tacoma     
    I'm less worried about the manufactured terrorist threat than I am about the covert UN / Banker threat to our liberties. Churchill is right on every level though.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    Speaking of dumb, read the Anonymous fourth from the top.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
    The Christian Church should pay heed to this before it is too late. Which will be very soon!!
     -- Wakeupbride, Nprepareforthewedding     
    With the occupying statist theocracy being so intrenched in such large numbers of individuals (by way of example: obedient patrons of god/government compelled compliance, government licenses, victimless crimes, larceny with impunity (2nd plank of the communist manifesto, social security, police state confiscations, non-recognition of perfected allodium/ownership, etc.), denial of inalienable rights, liberty and natural law and promotion of socialism (communism to fascism, progressives to neocons, etc.) I currently believe it is beyond an easy win without bloodshed.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
     -- Ronw13, OR      
     -- Mary, MI      
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