April 19, 2007

Power, Freedom, War and Presidents

More applicable quotes after perusing The Quotes Page. A leisurely stroll through random authors jump starts my thought process on pertinent subjects.

Nancy Pelosi and her pathetic attempt to wrestle power from the President using the Emergency Spending Bill would be well served reading just a few quotes from Abraham Lincoln.

The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.

Abraham Lincoln

Of course Pelosi and the Dems don't feel the Iraq war is just so this quote would be meaningless to them. The focus would be on the failure portion of the quote. They believe we cannot win and that we have already failed.

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

That quote seems indicative of the anti-war leftists. They have no idea how precious their right to denounce all that is happening on the war stage or how expensive a price was paid. They complain about the mistakes being made and throw in the arm-chair quarterback analysis. Never providing their ideas on how to win, they only tell us how to quit, get out, surrender, run away.

Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events.

Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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