Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Why I Apologized to Sandra Fluke
Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 5, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 03/05/2012 10:29:09 AM PST by Kaslin

BEGIN TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: Yeah, I knew it was getting bad. I was watching the media on Saturday, and I said, "You know what? I gotta call myself and cancel and suspend the Two If By Tea advertising." So I called myself to cancel the advertising. I got a busy signal so I couldn't cancel my own company's advertising. So Two If By Tea remains a sponsor of the Rush Limbaugh program and the Excellence in Broadcasting Network.

Great to have you here, folks, looking forward to talking with you today as the program unfolds before your very eyes and ears. Our telephone number, 800-282-2882, the e-mail address ElRushbo@eibnet.com.

While I have your attention, give me 30 minutes here. It's all I ask and then you can do what you want. I want to explain why I apologized to Sandra Fluke in the statement that was released on Saturday. I've read all the theories from all sides, and, frankly, they are all wrong. I don't expect -- and I know you don't, either -- morality or intellectual honesty from the left. They've demonstrated over and over a willingness to say or do anything to advance their agenda. It's what they do. It's what we fight against here every day. But this is the mistake I made. In fighting them on this issue last week, I became like them.

Against my own instincts, against my own knowledge, against everything I know to be right and wrong I descended to their level when I used those two words to describe Sandra Fluke. That was my error. I became like them, and I feel very badly about that. I've always tried to maintain a very high degree of integrity and independence on this program. Nevertheless, those two words were inappropriate. They were uncalled for. They distracted from the point that I was actually trying to make, and I again sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for using those two words to describe her. I do not think she is either of those two words. I did not think last week that she is either of those two words.

The apology to her over the weekend was sincere. It was simply for using inappropriate words in a way I never do, and in so doing, I became like the people we oppose. I ended up descending to their level. It's important not to be like them, ever, particularly in fighting them. The old saw, you never descend to the level of your opponent or they win. That was my error last week. But the apology was heartfelt. The apology was sincere. And as you will hear as I go on here, it was not about anything else. No ulterior motive. No speaking in code. No double entendre or intention. Pure, simple heartfelt. That's why I apologized to Sandra Fluke on Saturday, 'cause all the theories, all the experts are wrong.

What's gone on since and what really is going on here is what we all know to be true. Our president, Barack Obama, has a socialist agenda when it comes to health care, when it comes to birth control, when it comes to virtually every aspect of his agenda. In this case, Barack Obama wants the government, his government making moral decisions about what treatments, prescriptions, pills you pay for through your insurance premiums. He isn't willing to let you or the market make that decision for yourself.

Now, the hearing that started all of this, I want to go back and put the timeline here in context, start at the very beginning. The hearing that started all of this was called by Darrell Issa, a California Republican, he's the head of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Issa is on our side. His point in calling this hearing was to get facts into the record that otherwise would not be aired. But his committee is made up of both Republicans and Democrats, and there are rules and procedures that are followed in calling witnesses. What this was all about was the president of the United States acting extra-constitutionally, mandating that Catholic churches and their schools provide contraceptives, abortifacients. He doesn't have that power constitutionally. He cannot mandate these things.

That was the original purpose of the hearing. He was to get facts into the record that otherwise would not be aired, but his committee is made up of Republicans and Democrats and there are rules and procedures that are followed in calling witnesses. So the Democrats tried to play a game with Darrell Issa and his committee, and he rejected it. What they did was, they requested a witness for his hearing, a man named Barry Lynn to make their points for them. Barry Lynn is a guy that remits the Democrat point of view. They asked for him in advance. Issa's committee checked him out, invited him, and prepared for his testimony. Issa agreed he has a degree of expertise about the subject matter of the hearing, which was not contraception. That's what Obama wants to turn this to.

Obama is sorely hurting with women in preelect polls. He wanted to turn this into an issue much as they used to use abortion. So the Democrats played the game. What happened next is instructive, and it's very important. At literally the last minute the Democrats decided they want Sandra Fluke. What happened next, at the last minute the Democrats decided that Sandra Fluke would be a better witness for them, not because she had any special knowledge or credentials like Barry Lynn has, but because her optics as a woman and a college student, a 30-year-old college student and an activist on Democrat issues, by the way.

They thought all of that would show better than Barry Lynn. Now, this is at 4:30 p.m., 4:30 in the afternoon, the day before the hearing that the Democrats asked Issa to un-invite Barry Lynn, the guy they had asked for originally, and replace him with Sandra Fluke. Darrell Issa said (paraphrased), "Sorry, it's too late. She hasn't been vetted. We don't know who she is. She doesn't have any real qualifications to appear before this committee. We don't have the time to prepare for her and ask her questions. So the answer is: 'No. You cannot have her testify.'" All of this, by the way, is in a very interesting Washington Examiner article from last week, and I've linked to it at RushLimbaugh.com so you can read it yourself.

Now, the Democrats and the leftists sensed opportunity over this controversy that they created themselves. They publicly turned the situation they created to their own advantage. They invite Barry Lynn. They disinvite him at the last moment and they want him replaced with Sandra Fluke. "Who is this? We don't know who she is." The second panel of witnesses. It was Carolyn Maloney. If you don't recall last week, Carolyn Maloney, Democrat from New York, started shouting, "Where are the women? Where are the women?" They start saying Republicans hate women; they started attacking Issa and Republicans on the committee, saying, "They don't want hear from women! They're misogynist, sexist," or what have you.

Issa's committee invited the Democrat choice again, Barry Lynn, and the Democrats on the committee tried to replace him at the very last minute with this sympathetic woman when it was too late for the committee. So again they said no. So the Democrats played their game of lies, and Issa complained. On February 16th, he said, "The Democrats on his committee have appeared," this is a quote, "outright giddy in attempting to distort the testimony offered and purpose of the hearing." You bet they did. They wanted to turn this from a committee hearing on Obama and his unconstitutional mandate to the issue of contraception so as to bring back to life page 1-A of the Democrat playbook: Republicans Hate Women.

They wanted to change the whole subject. So how did they do it? Well, the Democrats have their own little subcommittee called the steering committee. This subsets inside the larger oversight and reform committee that Issa chairs. And they wanted their sympathetic witness on the record, Sandra Fluke. So they called her to testify before them, not Issa's committee. The subcommittee. They staged what was essentially a conference to look like a committee hearing. She gave the testimony that she was going to give to the full committee. It was taped and released and made to look like a committee hearing. And Darrell Issa had been right all along. Her testimony was not that of an expert.

It was just another non-expert person in this case, in Sandra's case: A 30-year-old, longtime birth control activist who went back to law school after a career of years of championing birth-control issues. In fact, she told stories less about birth control as a social tool (which was, of course, the left's true agenda) and more about birth control as a medication for treating other conditions, such as pregnancy. To the left, pregnancy is a disease. If you're listening to me for the first time, you may say, "Well, that's crazy." It's not. They treat pregnancy as a disease for political purposes. All of this, folks, is political.

Sandra Fluke gave vague examples based on unnamed friends who she says couldn't afford birth control to treat medical conditions they had, since Georgetown University wouldn't pay for them. Georgetown paid for all of their other medical treatment, but it wouldn't pay for the birth control pills that these doctors prescribed should they be necessary -- or so she says. We still don't know who any of these friends of hers are, these other women, and we don't know what happened to them. Her testimony was hearsay, and it was unprovable. And Issa was right not to let her give the testimony, particularly when the Democrats foisted her on the committee at the very last minute for the express purpose of pulling this fast one, this trick.

Now, let's get a few facts on the record here. Georgetown is a Jesuit University. It's Jesuits, run by the Jesuits, which are a Catholic order of priests. Their policy on birth control is not exactly a secret. It's not given to you in a sealed envelope after you sign up. It's out there for everybody to see. It's a Catholic university! Everybody that goes to there knows. Miss Fluke stated on occasion she went there specifically to change the policy. If birth control insurance is important to you as an enrolling student, and you find out that Georgetown doesn't offer it, you might want to attend (or work at) a school that isn't run by Catholics. I mean, just a thought.

But if you know the place doesn't offer contraceptives when you sign up, and that is your big political issue, then why are you really there? Actually, they know what they're doing. They intentionally target schools like Georgetown to advance an agenda of ultimately forcing them to abandon their religious beliefs. All of this is to serve Obama's agenda. The agenda he worked all summer on. He abandoned it only when America stood up, united, and this said they would not tolerate tearing down religion to increase government's control over our lives. You did that. You stood up to him. You made him stop. That was a proud moment for all of us.

This is his second attempt at mandating Catholic churches and other organizations (under the cloak of a so-called committee hearing) be forced to provide contraceptives against their moral conscience, dictates, what have you. So Sandra Fluke, a 30-year-old birth control activist gives unverified and inexpert testimony about how Georgetown's long-standing and public policy has hurt her unnamed friends. And let's be clear on something else. I haven't called Georgetown to see if they pay for birth control pills when being used to treat her medical conditions. I have no idea if they do or don't. If somebody at Georgetown wants to weigh in on that, I'd be interested.

But the point here is that this was an issue that represents a tiny, tiny slice of what the Democrats really want here. They use Sandra Fluke to create a controversy. Sandra Fluke used them to advance her agenda, which is to force a religious institution to abandon their principles in order to meet hers. Now, all of this is what I should have told you last week, 'cause this is what happened. I use satire. I use absurdity to illustrate the absurd. The story at the Cybercast News Service characterized a portion of her testimony as sounding like (based on her own financial figures) she was engaging in sexual activity so often she couldn't afford it. I focused on that because it was simple trying to persuade people, change people's minds.

I am huge on personal responsibility and accountability, people providing for themselves when they're totally able to. The government has no business doing any of this, getting in people's bedrooms and mandating that other citizens pay for other citizens' social activities and so forth. That was the wrong one to focus on. I acted too much like the leftists who despise me. I descended to their level, using names and exaggerations to describe Sandra Fluke. It's what we have come to know and expect of them, but it's way beneath me. And it's way beneath you. It was wrong, and that's why I've apologized, 'cause I succumbed. I descended to their level. Don't be mad at them or mad at her. Everybody here was being true to their nature except me. I'm the one who had the falling on this, and for that I genuinely apologized for using those words to describe Ms. Fluke.

Now, I've gotta take a break but I'm not through.

END TRANSCRIPT


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: classact; contraceptivemandate; rush; rushlimbaugh; sandrafluke; sandytheslut
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-100101-150151-177 last
To: Scoutmaster

As to whether “slut” is defamatory per se, I haven’t researched it but if I were you I wouldn’t place too much reliance on earlier common law cases. If you can find modern cases holding this, then you have a stronger leg to stand on with respect to this point.

“Prostitute” if understood in the ordinary sense may indeed be defamatory per se as a crime, but as I point out in your other thread on this topic, in the quote I read Rush appeared to define this term by his context. I don’t think any reasonable person can understand his prostitute reference (at least in the quote I read) as meaning literally someone who provides sexual activities for compensation, when Rush was pretty clear that he was using that term to mean someone who obtains birth control pills paid for by the public in order to have sex. One could say a Senator is a “prostitute” for agreeing to vote for Obamacare in exchange for a special favor, but no reasonable person would understand that in the literal sense.

I did not hear Rush’s entire tirade. I have only read quoted portions reported in articles. But you need to be careful to separate unactionable opinion from actionable representations as to fact.

For example, calling someone “immoral” is almost certainly an unactionable expression of opinion and not a representation of fact.

As to other statements Rush may have made in his tirade (buying condoms in the sixth grade, having sex with three guys, etc.), I didn’t see those in particular but one would have to start with the issue as to whether any reasonable person would understand from the context that Rush was purporting to state literal representations of fact, as opposed to obvious hyperbole and sarcasm.


151 posted on 03/05/2012 4:38:55 PM PST by Meet the New Boss
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 142 | View Replies]

To: sit-rep

I think you need to take a breath and read everything I have said in this thread.

****Some of you people over the years have made me sick. You wonder why we are losing? Because you superior intellects cause 10 times more damage than good to our cause. Bunch of crybabies who start tantrums when things don’t go their way. Where the hell is this bitterness against the left? Against those who truly need correcting? Damned bunch of arm chair generals anonymously being big shots behind a computer screen. You all outta be ashamed of yourselves for being morons. Rush is the only person we got who tells it AT LEAST 90%. And AT LEAST 90% of the issues. WTF do you do??****

WTF back at ya.

If you read my very first post, I said I was unhappy that he has given the left more ammo to use against him and against us.

I am a listener of Rush, a support of him and his style.

You need to get a grip.


152 posted on 03/05/2012 4:38:55 PM PST by Jvette
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 136 | View Replies]

To: Scoutmaster

“How would Fluke’s statements before the Democrats put the frequency of her own sex life into issue and make it relevant for public discussion?”

I think you have a threshold problem as to whether the statements can be reasonably understood as intending to be a literal factual representation of Fluke’s particular sexual activities.

I read the following quote as to what Rush said:

“What does it say about the college co-ed [Sandra] Fluke, who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says she must be paid to have sex? What does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex. She’s having so much sex she can’t afford the contraception. She wants you and me and the taxpayers to pay her to have sex. What does that make us? We’re the pimps — the johns. No, that’s right — pimp is not the right word.”

Note that here he is referring to the public as “johns” (and not pimps) in his analogy. Obviously this cannot be reasonably understood as purporting to say that Rush and I and other taxpayers are literally having sex with Fluke.

From the context clearly that is hyperbole and not literal, and it’s probably too far of a stretch to claim that Rush was intending to be understood literally when his tirade so clearly includes hyperbolic statements.


153 posted on 03/05/2012 4:54:10 PM PST by Meet the New Boss
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 150 | View Replies]

To: GOPJ

I said they fell far short of any reasonable definition of whoredom. Did you read what I wrote?


154 posted on 03/05/2012 5:23:15 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 55 | View Replies]

To: GOPJ

I said they fell far short of any reasonable definition of whoredom. Did you read what I wrote?


155 posted on 03/05/2012 5:24:43 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 55 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

... and ending Socialism. A failed system. Apologies never work.

156 posted on 03/05/2012 5:57:10 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jvette
His mistake was in making it personal and I didn’t hear him say that was his mistake, but rather that he used words that were inappropriate.

Oh?

For over 20 years, I have illustrated the absurd with absurdity, three hours a day, five days a week. In this instance, I chose the wrong words in my analogy of the situation. I did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke.

It seems to me that he DOES acknowledge making it personal, but it was not his INTENTION to do so.

157 posted on 03/05/2012 6:46:02 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 115 | View Replies]

To: Jvette

;^)


158 posted on 03/05/2012 6:47:12 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 118 | View Replies]

To: GraceG
I liked his apology it more or less exposed their own tactics back to them.

I thought his 'apology' was a bit reserved; but his apology 'explanation' was powerful; doing what you said.

He KNEW that EVERY ear that had a brain connected to it would be listening today.

Excellant Deal with it and move on tactics!

159 posted on 03/05/2012 6:52:27 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 127 | View Replies]

To: Secret Agent Man
It sure isn’t the second worst word with the women I know.

AMEN!

But; Number One is still...

You look FAT in that dress.

160 posted on 03/05/2012 6:54:07 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 131 | View Replies]

To: sit-rep
Ahhh im wastin my friggin time....

Not on ME!

I'm going out in the yard and eat worms!

161 posted on 03/05/2012 6:56:19 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 136 | View Replies]

To: Scoutmaster
None of them were true.

They colud be; but we do not have the 'evidence' in hand.

162 posted on 03/05/2012 6:59:14 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 142 | View Replies]

To: papertyger

Try bein’ a guy with a screen name of ELSIE!


163 posted on 03/05/2012 7:00:55 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 146 | View Replies]

To: GOPJ

“What word should people use to describe a female law student who uses - on average - 60 condoms a week?”

If you’re nice, a slut, if you’re truthfull a whore!


164 posted on 03/05/2012 7:06:59 PM PST by dalereed
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
The slut and prostitute thing didn't bother me. What creeped me out was how Rush wanted people to post their sex tapes online so people could watch in return for the payment of birth control.

How did that thought even get into his head? That's just sick.

165 posted on 03/05/2012 7:07:40 PM PST by turn_to
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Elsie

Bwahahahaha!

I bow to your superior irony!


166 posted on 03/05/2012 7:17:33 PM PST by papertyger
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 163 | View Replies]

To: Elsie

I stand corrected. I had focused only on him saying he had used inappropriate words, words that the left uses and he does not like that he sunk to their level.

Amazing how we see and read the same thing and yet see and read things differently.

Mea culpa, lol.

See, I can apologize too!


167 posted on 03/05/2012 7:35:16 PM PST by Jvette
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 157 | View Replies]

To: Revolting cat!

After she does an ad for Subaru.


168 posted on 03/05/2012 8:24:57 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 149 | View Replies]

To: GOPJ
"Professional" is about as polite as it gets. It is still a euphemism for "prostitute."

I really don't care who she screws. But I don't want to pay for it and I couldn't afford to even if I was OK with it. Seems to me that sort of expense should be charged as part of her "fees." Maybe it would help if someone showed her how to generate an invoice?

169 posted on 03/05/2012 8:37:44 PM PST by hopespringseternal
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: turn_to

You are lying. Rush did no such thing and you know it. I suggest you crawl back under your rock from which you crawled out from


170 posted on 03/05/2012 8:58:42 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 165 | View Replies]

To: hopespringseternal

She strikes me as a ‘trust fund baby’... maybe she should ask her parents for the money.


171 posted on 03/06/2012 2:00:56 AM PST by GOPJ (Democrat-media complex¬óburied stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 169 | View Replies]

To: Jvette
Amazing how we see and read the same thing and yet see and read things differently.

Indeed!

I am quite surprised at some of the words that flow from my fingers, onto the screen, that I did NOT think as I typed them!

Usually it's the first couple letters in the word I was thinking, but an entirely different one shows up!

And, as I quickly proofread (yeah, sure) my output on the PREVEIW; I miss it too; until about 3 seconds after I hit the POST tab!

172 posted on 03/06/2012 3:53:47 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 167 | View Replies]

To: Jvette
Amazing how we see and read the same thing and yet see and read things differently.

Yup; that's what makes Bible Study so interesting at times, for we find things in a familiar verse that have ALWAYS been there, but we've somehow never seen them before!

173 posted on 03/06/2012 3:55:16 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 167 | View Replies]

To: Lurker
Bite me. Limbaugh is a p****. Breitbart would have told her to kiss his lilly white backside and called her a slut again. I'll say it again. Limbaugh is a p****.

Couldn't agree more. RIP Andrew Breitbart. He had no qualms about "sinking to their level" He LOVED their level. Relished it. In other words, My kind of guy.

174 posted on 03/06/2012 4:04:06 AM PST by southern rock
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
To: turn_to

You are lying. Rush did no such thing and you know it. I suggest you crawl back under your rock from which you crawled out from

170 posted on Monday, March 05, 2012 11:58:42 PM by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)

To: Kaslin
 
The slut and prostitute thing didn't bother me. What creeped me out was how Rush wanted people to post their sex tapes online so people could watch in return for the payment of birth control.

How did that thought even get into his head? That's just sick.

165 posted on Monday, March 05, 2012 10:07:40 PM by turn_to

 
 
 
 
Like Animal Farm; some "quotes" are more 'equal' than others.
 
 
 
He said, “So Miss Fluke, and the rest of you feminazis, here’s the deal. If we are going to pay for your contraceptives, and thus pay for you to have sex, we want something for it. We want you post the videos online so we can all watch.”   http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/she-the-people/post/rush-limbaughs-attack-on-sandra-fluke-was-hate-speech/2012/03/02/gIQAZVxrmR_blog.html
 
 
So Miss Fluke and the rest of you feminazis, here's the deal. If we are going to pay for your contraceptives and thus pay for you to have sex, we want something. We want you to post the videos online so we can all watch." -Rush Limbaugh, March 1, 2012   http://politicalhumor.about.com/od/rushlimbaugh/a/limbaughquotes.htm
 
 

Concentrate for a moment on what Mr. Limbaugh revealed about himself when he also said:   [I]f we’re going to pay for your contraceptives and thus pay for you to have sex, we want something for it. We want you to post the videos online so we can all watch.      http://chronicle.com/blogs/brainstorm/rush-wants-to-watch/44534

 
He went further the next day, adding, "if we're going to pay for your contraceptives and thus pay for you to have sex, we want something for it. We want you to post the videos online so we can all watch."  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/02/rush-limbaugh-sandra-fluke-sex-slut_n_1316625.html

 

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: Folks, if you ask 'em -- if you ask 'em -- the Washington, DC, Department of Health will send you free condoms and lube. The DC Department of Health free condoms and lube if you just ask 'em for it! So, Ms. Fluke and the rest of you feminazis, here's the deal: If we are going to pay for your contraceptives and thus pay for you to have sex, we want something for it. And I'll tell you what it is. We want you to post the videos online so we can all watch.

BREAK TRANSCRIPT    http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/03/01/left_freaks_out_over_my_fluke_remarks


175 posted on 03/06/2012 4:18:47 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 170 | View Replies]

To: southern rock
 Relished it. In other words, My kind of guy.
 
 
AMEN! 

... one of Churchill's finest oratorical moments.

Turning once again, and this time more generally, to the question of invasion, I would observe that there has never been a period in all these long centuries of which we boast when an absolute guarantee against invasion, still less against serious raids, could have been given to our people. In the days of Napoleon, of which I was speaking just now, the same wind which would have carried his transports across the Channel might have driven away the blockading fleet. There was always the chance, and it is that chance which has excited and befooled the imaginations of many Continental tyrants. Many are the tales that are told. We are assured that novel methods will be adopted, and when we see the originality of malice, the ingenuity of aggression, which our enemy displays, we may certainly prepare ourselves for every kind of novel stratagem and every kind of brutal and treacherous manœuvre. I think that no idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered and viewed with a searching, but at the same time, I hope, with a steady eye. We must never forget the solid assurances of sea power and those which belong to air power if it can be locally exercised.

I have, myself, full confidence that if all do their duty, if nothing is neglected, and if the best arrangements are made, as they are being made, we shall prove ourselves once more able to defend our island home, to ride out the storm of war, and to outlive the menace of tyranny, if necessary for years, if necessary alone. At any rate, that is what we are going to try to do. That is the resolve of His Majesty's Government — every man of them. That is the will of Parliament and the nation. The British Empire and the French Republic, linked together in their cause and in their need, will defend to the death their native soil, aiding each other like good comrades to the utmost of their strength.

Even though large tracts of Europe and many old and famous States have fallen or may fall into the grip of the Gestapo and all the odious apparatus of Nazi rule, we shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and if, which I do not for a moment believe, this island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_shall_fight_on_the_beaches


176 posted on 03/06/2012 4:25:20 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 174 | View Replies]

To: a fool in paradise
After she does an ad for Subaru.

I'll bet there is one in the works as we speak:

"Don't be labled a SLUT.

Drop cable: not trou."


"The Question is..."

177 posted on 03/06/2012 5:12:14 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 168 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-100101-150151-177 last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson