We as Americans have a lot for which to thank England, (classic English understatement). That amazing little island was not only responsible for our founding, for our success as an organized republic, for our legal system, for the majority of our ancestors, for our educational system (that is, when it was successful, which is before the Obama/Ayers’ types took over American education), for our work ethic, for our belief in morality, for our respect for life, for our logic, for our self determination and for, conversely, our independence.
And much, much more.
Primary among those for which we give thanks is the great American, Winston Spencer Churchill, former Prime Minister of Great Britain, who is credited with saving the western world from the triumph of Germany’s National Socialist Workers’ Party (later know as Nazism).
He fully deserves this extraordinary accolade.
The one and only Winston Churchill could be speaking for us (Americans) today as we fight to continue to exist as the nation that was created and given to us by our Founding Fathers. This is exactly what Churchill was attempting to do for the nation he led as the Nazi-controlled continent of Europe was on the cusp of taking over the increasingly inconvenient island to its west. In one of his most famous speeches, known as the “Never Give In” speech, which he gave in 1941, the great man said the following:
“Do not let us speak of darker days: let us speak rather of sterner days. These are not dark days; these are great days–the greatest days our country has ever lived; and we must all thank God that we have been allowed…to play a part in making these days memorable in…history.”
“Greatest days in history” about describes what the extraordinary citizens of the United States of America are achieving in continuing to fight back the leftists’ attempts in dismantling and then fundamentally transforming our nation forever.
Sir Winston continued:
“…Though we ourselves never doubted it, we now find ourselves in a position where I say that we can be sure that we have only to persevere to conquer.”
That is precisely where we are today in America, the native land of Winston Churchill’s mother. The inspiration that Prime Minister Churchill continues to be to those Americans fortunate enough to have been allowed to study his extraordinary contribution to freedom throughout the world, is as far-reaching as it is remarkable. We Americans intend as well to take up the final command of his speech:
“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 honor or good sense."
We can recognize from whence (lovely olde English worde) we got our spirit, don’t we?
We know, despite what the left in this country, which is currently, temporarily and tragically in power, is attempting to do, who and what we are.
We are Americans.
No matter how hard and diligently the left has tried to turn us into indoctrinated, utopian-seeking, multi-culti mermidons, it hasn’t worked, and it will never work. I repeat, we are Americans. We were given the precious gift of freedom and we are not about to give it up, especially not to the likes of this tacky lot.
Sir Winston would, no doubt, cheer us along.
We all have a bit of Churchill’s strength and resolve in us, and the power of this man was of such force that it managed to save not only his nation, which seemed to be on an irreversible path to destruction; it saved a continent. There are many who think that Winston Churchill accomplished this extraordinary feat single-handedly. The more the history of this period is studied, the more inescapable a fact it is that the inspiration of this one man, to a nation that was, among other horrors, undergoing daily and deadly bombing attacks and was consistently losing its precious children to the seemingly unstoppable Nazi war machine, caused England to, truly, “never give in”.
It was also true that Churchill was for a long time the lone voice in England demanding that appeasement not be the British policy with regard to her enemies. It was true as well that the Prime Minister, against tremendous opposition, was demanding that his nation take immediate and necessary steps not only to arm and defend itself, but to take aggressive military action against the enemy.
It was at this time that one of the most decisive changes in the world in which Churchill lived occurred, and that was the emergence of the United States as a major world power. Churchill’s relationship with his mother’s homeland is a perennially fascinating one, and one which spanned his entire life, from his schoolboy fascination with Buffalo Bill, to his honorary American citizenship.
Churchill’s relationship with America was also many-layered. He viewed America and his nation as being linked not only by history and language, but by principle, as well. He also considered the United States and Britain as being closely related politically; in fact, he often made references to joint Anglo-American action incorporating the political and legal documents of the two nations as emphasizing the common traditions and goals of the two peoples. Winston Churchill was fully aware of his “unceasing call to the world to order itself according to the political principles of freedom,” and they were most especially those which were the “legacies of the Anglo-American political tradition.”
It is perhaps enlightening at this particular juncture to recall that the first thing that Barack Hussein Obama did upon assuming the office of the Presidency of the United States was to gratuitiously insult the nation of Great Britain. He did this by publically returning to that country the bust of Winston Churchill which had been an honored gift to past Presidents, and which had for some time resided in a place of honor in the White House.
This is the White House which is; in fact, OUR White House.
This Anglophopic amateur has then proceeded to insult the strongest ally we have ever had, and on every occasion that he could. The most recent insult consisted of Obama’s (sadly, thus the United States of America’s) refusal to support Great Britain in that nation’s efforts to protect British territory in the Falkland Islands. This action was unprecedented in the over two-century-old history of the United States and its mother country, yet another inglorious first on the part of Barack Hussein Obama as a leader of America.
There are too many inspirational quotes from the speeches of Sir Winston Churchill (the man Obama despises), (actually the same way he feels about the United States of America), to recount here, (can we come up with a single inspirational remark by this current pathetic excuse for an American leader?), but from among these we can find yet another Churchill comment that applies to what we as Americans are facing today:
“Danger, if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never.”
Like Winston Churchill in the 1930’s and 40’s, we, the American people, now stand alone. And this is – and it is stunning to have to write these words – not only in spite of this Administration, but mostly BECAUSE of our elected President’s efforts to destroy the country we love. We are on our own, not only against the tyranny of the left in this country and its sycophantic media, but also against international Islamic terrorism. We have seen in the actions of the left currently in power that they will stop at nothing to turn
America into a Socialist/third world/Communist nation/utopia/banana republic. They will use any means, tell any untruth, destroy any institution created to serve the American people, and deliberately ignore or defy any of the rules established to govern this nation for the more than 220 years of its history in order to fundamentally transform the United States of America into what it was never meant to be.
It was one man, who inspired the people of a brave little nation, to defeat the scourge of Nazism. We owe it not only to our Founders, who gave us a free nation over 220 years ago, but also to the remarkable spirit of our American relative, Winston Churchill, to do what we have to do to defend and to preserve these freedoms.