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WINSTON CHURCHILL (on Appeasement, Leftists, Islam, Socialism, etc.)
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Posted on 02/17/2003 1:20:36 AM PST by Knuckle Sandwich Combo

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1 posted on 02/17/2003 1:20:36 AM PST by Knuckle Sandwich Combo
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To: Knuckle Sandwich Combo
Nice collection.

I don't think I'd bet the rent that they're all valid Churchill, but we can enjoy the sentiments anyway :-)

2 posted on 02/17/2003 1:56:09 AM PST by T'wit
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To: Knuckle Sandwich Combo
"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 slaves."

3 posted on 02/17/2003 4:02:56 AM PST by RaceBannon
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To: MadIvan
Words to the wise. Your man, Ivan! :-)
5 posted on 02/17/2003 4:54:05 AM PST by Happygal
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To: Knuckle Sandwich Combo
save. thank you for posting this.
6 posted on 02/17/2003 4:59:34 AM PST by Barset
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To: freedomworks
The French Government issued an indefinite ban on fireworks after
soldiers at a nearby French army garrison surrendered during last week's
fireworks display at Euro Disney.
7 posted on 02/17/2003 5:03:10 AM PST by GailA (stop PAROLING killers Throw Away the Keys http://keasl5227.tripod.com/)
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To: Knuckle Sandwich Combo
During the mini-filibuster on the Estrada nomination last week, Senator Durban (Illinois) had the gall to compare Senator Byrd's (West Virginia) ramblings to the warnings of Winston Churchill on the floor of Commons about the German menace. Durban had it dead wrong, of course. Byrd was playing the Chamberlain role of fear and appeasement, rather than the Churchill one of truth and commitment.

I resolved on hearing that to make it the heart of mycolumn this week. Your post of Churchill quotes only confirmed the wisdom of that choice. The new column's title is "Buncombe Rides Again, and Again."

Congressman Billybob

Latest column, "Using the Old Noodle," now up on UPI andFR.

8 posted on 02/17/2003 5:14:13 AM PST by Congressman Billybob
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To: RepoGirl
BUMP!
9 posted on 02/17/2003 5:14:57 AM PST by Big Guy and Rusty 99 ("Could be the Fuhrer Could be the local priest. You know sometimes Satan comes as a man of peace.")
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To: Knuckle Sandwich Combo; freedomworks
Thanks for a great collection!
10 posted on 02/17/2003 5:39:58 AM PST by livius
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To: T'wit
Bet??? I am old enough to remember some of them in the original. I think you would lose.

"He was given a choice between war and dishonor. He chose dishonor and he will have war anyway."

I remember this one and it is my all time favorite.

11 posted on 02/17/2003 5:47:37 AM PST by cynicom
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To: T'wit; dd5339; cavtrooper21
Not sure if they're all authentic Churchill, but it ought to be verifiable on the web. Check out some of the Churchill historical sites.
12 posted on 02/17/2003 5:53:14 AM PST by Vic3O3 (-47 below keeps the riffraff out!)
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To: Vic3O3; T'wit
Source: The Wit & Wisdom of Winston Churchill: A Treasury of More than 1,000 Quotations and Anecdotes
by James C. Humes
(with a forward by Richard M. Nixon)
1994, HarperPerennial
$12.95
ISBN 0-06-092577-9
15 posted on 02/17/2003 10:30:56 AM PST by Knuckle Sandwich Combo
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To: MRAR15Guy56
Winston was a bloviating phony.

"Have some whiskey and soda water. It is a good drink to draw a sword on."

Cheers, Winnie

PS. "I like a man who grins when he fights."

16 posted on 02/17/2003 10:46:12 AM PST by Knuckle Sandwich Combo
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To: MRAR15Guy56
I don't think there was much Churchill could do. FDR sold the farm and England was just the renter hoping not to be kicked off the land.
17 posted on 02/17/2003 11:30:55 AM PST by FreeAtlanta
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To: MRAR15Guy56
After liberating Eastern Europe from the Nazis, they promptly handed them over to 'Uncle Joe' Stalin for a 50 year run of communist domination.

With the exception of parts of Czechoslovakia, the Russians pretty much "liberated" Eastern Europe themselves.

18 posted on 02/17/2003 11:33:20 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Knuckle Sandwich Combo
He was among the greatest of the great....and I was fortunate enough to hear him speak!.....

But unfortunately, those times were their finest hour

19 posted on 02/17/2003 11:36:52 AM PST by rmvh
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To: Congressman Billybob
While I imagine you have read it in the past, here is a pre-war speech of Churchill dealing with appeasment. The issue was letting the years go by not dealing with defense, but the words apply to all appeasment. Might be helpful in citing a real Churchill warning...its one of my favorites.The Years the Locusts Hath Eaten
20 posted on 02/17/2003 11:45:02 AM PST by KC Burke
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