Gov. Mike Huckabee recently remarked that former British Prime Ministers Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher identified, named, and resolutely fought evil, despite overwhelming opposition to their efforts.
Thatcher said, “I am in politics because of the conflict between good and evil, and I believe that in the end good will triumph. And what a prize we have to fight for: no less than the chance to banish from our land the dark divisive clouds of Marxist socialism.”
Both Thatcher and Churchill defended freedom and knew the ultimate cost of doing nothing in the face of evil.
Churchill warned, “Virtuous motives, trammeled by inertia and timidity, are no match for armed and resolute wickedness.” Two years later, after Prime Minister Chamberlain’s failed appeasement attempts with Hitler, Churchill said, “You were given the choice between war and dishonor. You chose dishonor and you will have war.”
Today, Britain faces similar peril. Its leaders’ negligent policies and its peoples’ denial and inertia have proven to be no match for the war that is upon them, in their own neighborhoods.