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Happy Birthday, Sir Winston

Posted by GayPatriotWest at 4:37 pm - November 30, 2005.
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Today marks the 131st anniversary of the birth of the greatest man of the last century–Sir Winston Churchill. Born on November 30, 1874, at Blenheim Palace in England, he would go on to lead Britain against the greatest evil of his time — Nazism and later warn the world of the dangers of the next great evil of the twentieth century — Communism.

In the 1930s, he stood virtually alone, warning the world about the threat of Nazism. In 1940, upon taking the helm of the British government, he rallied a nation, fearful for its future, its survival even, after the swift defeat of its European allies as the Nazis & their allies enslaved nearly all of continental Europe.

Through it all, he never faltered, always held firm, believing that as dark as things appeared, the West would triumph, victory was on the horizon. He stood up to the naysayers of his day and stood strong against tyranny, defending Western civilization and the long English tradition of freedom under the law. He was a friend of the Jews and other then-oppressed peoples.

His greatest successors, Lady Thatcher and Tony Blair, the current resident at 10 Downing Street, have followed his lead in standing up against tyranny. Lady Thatcher joined her great friend Ronald Reagan in leading the struggle against Communism. Tony Blair joins President Bush in leading the fight against Islamofascism on behalf of all free peoples as well as people longing to free, including those in Muslim lands.

And like Ronald Reagan, Churchill was a great storyteller who often used humor to entertain — and make his points.

Because of the strong friendship between Churchill, a Tory (i.e., Conservative) and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, a Democrat, the Allies were better able to triumph against fascism. And we see a similar friendship between the two men who hold the offices these men once did. President Bush and Prime Minister Blair (like their two predecessors) may come from different sides of the political aisle, but like those great men who came before them, they recognize the common national interests of our two great nations.

So, on this anniversary of Winston Churchill’s birth, take a moment a remember this great man. Take a look at this webiste and sample here his powerful prose. Had it not been for this great man, we might not be free today to speak so openly and criticize our leaders so regularly.

Happy Birthday, Sir Winston. And thank you. Thank you. We remember and we’ll always be inspired by your leadership.

-Dan (AKA GayPatriotWest):



  1. Churchill’s greatest contribution to advancing the cause of common sense and among the greatest quotes ever uttered:

    “If you’re a Conservative at 20 you have no heart. If you’re a Liberal at 40 you have no brain.”

    Bless you, Sir Winston! Your advice has been well taken by this Yank and many millions more.

    Comment by glisteny — November 30, 2005 @ 7:46 pm - November 30, 2005

  2. My favorite Churchillism was an exchange between Sir Winston and Lady Astor, then-MP and an insufferable snob. After heated words between them in the halls of Parliament, Lady Astor sniffed: “Sir, if you were my husband, I’d put arsenic in your tea!”

    Whereupon Churchill rejoined with: “Madam, if you were my wife, I would drink it!”

    Godspeed and blessings on the last true lion of England, Sir Winston. From another grateful Yank.

    Peter Hughes

    Comment by Peter Hughes — November 30, 2005 @ 10:36 pm - November 30, 2005

  3. TGC Partner says that Blenheim Palace is a nice place to see.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — November 30, 2005 @ 11:29 pm - November 30, 2005

  4. Great posting, Dan. However, while Tony Blair is one of my favorites, he doesn’t measure up to Winston Churchill. No one has. And it is doubtful that anyone alive today will ever see the likes of Winston Churchill rise to power in either America or Britain.

    Comment by Jack Allen — November 30, 2005 @ 11:41 pm - November 30, 2005

  5. Jack, you’re right. No one measures up to Churchill, but at least Blair understands his legacy.

    Comment by GayPatriotWest — December 1, 2005 @ 2:36 am - December 1, 2005

  6. History has a way of making us forget what is non-essential about a great leader, and focus only on the essentials.

    Except for a few brief moments during WW2, hardly anyone thought very much of Churchill while he was alive. Yet here we are.

    My real point: Blair and Bush will one day be seen as the equivalent of Churchill – or of Truman at the very least – because of the way they dared to lead, in the face of TREMENDOUS domestic opposition and sniping, an actual war against Islamo-fascism.

    Comment by Calarato — December 1, 2005 @ 10:17 am - December 1, 2005

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