Saturday, July 12, 2008
Seems like we've lost a lot of conservatives this year: Tony Snow, Charlton Heston, Frank O'Connell, Jesse Helms, E. Victor Milione, Robert Jastrow, and, of course, WFB.
Surveying the American political landscape, you cannot help but wonder whether some of these great conservatives just lost their will to live.
Then they wouldn't be conservatives.
Winston Churchill, 1941:
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 and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.
I think they all accepted their own mortality and imperfections, as most people who have their head screwed on right tend to do.
Breaking news: Everybody dies.
Live fast, die young and leave a good-looking corpse. That was the motto of the main character in "Knock on Any Door," a 1947 novel by African-American writer Willard Motley.
(P.S. Nice comment, Escort81.)