Friday, January 04, 2008

Chesterton Quote

I love the Chesterton quote from Huckabee's Iowa victor speech:

"G.K. Chesterton once said that 'a true soldier fights not because he hates those who are in front of him but because he loves those who are behind him'."

7 comments:

Shane said...

Wow. I'm inclined to vote for a candidate that quotes Chesterton. Good for Huck. Do you suppose he just googled for the quote or actually knows Chesterton and the sentiment preceded the need for a quote?

Dean McConnell said...

I am guessing he or his speech writer knew the quote. It is not easy to come up with something that good and that appropriate without some notion that the quote exists. But it could be that they just googled or researched for quotes on war and love.

J Trimble said...

Of course we must remember that Huckabee is an out and out ecumenical deceiver! Here is his own quote - "For more than a decade, I marched side-by-side with Catholic Bishops in Arkansas' annual March for Life".

This should be clear to anyone that he is of the same ecumenical breed of the likes of Billy Graham - a false prophet!

Jonathan

Sacchiel said...

So that was Chesterton.

Dean McConnell said...

I suppose it could be a misattribution, but it sounds very much like Chesterton. Are people saying otherwise in the press? I would be interested in knowing the source document.

Dave Smith said...

I absolutely agree, Donald, a wonderful quote. The jury's still out on Huck for me, though (pun intended!).

Dean McConnell said...

As with all of the candidats this time, Huck has his good points and his bad points. But I liked the quote.