It’s Winston Churchill Day! A day to commemorate the achievements and contributions to society of Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill. In addition to being the first person named an honorary citizen of the United States, Churchill was a journalist, historian, prisoner of war, lecturer, politician, military leader, and British Prime Minister twice. As I think about Churchill’s military leadership through World War II, I can’t help, but think of the position the United Sates is in today.
And, now a word from Papa Soap Box.
War is a dangerous and divisive tool, even when “right” wins. Whether long or short, they can take much longer to recover from than to fight. Sometimes a necessary evil, war is tragic and should never be seen as a cavalier engagement entered into easily and without complete consideration of all outcomes. When we find ourselves wondering, how close to home this could hit. We’re already engaged. Declaring war takes and act of congress, but engaging in military action does not. Your voice matters and so does your vote.
And now, a few quotes from Churchill.
“Never give in—never, never, never, never, except to convictions of honour and good sense.”
“There is nothing wrong in change, if it is in the right direction. To improve is to change, so to be perfect is to have changed often.”
“You will never get to the end of the journey if you stop to shy a stone at every dog that barks.”
“Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.”
[“Winston, you are drunk, and what’s more you are disgustingly drunk.”] “Bessie, my dear, you are ugly, and what’s more, you are disgustingly ugly. But tomorrow I shall be sober and you will still be disgustingly ugly.”
HOLIDAY ON MY FRIENDS!