By Byron McNutt
“AMERICANS?CAN always be counted on to do the right thing?—?after they have exhausted all other possibilities.” In other words, it is not a good idea to bet against the United States.
The opening quote was made by former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill about 65 years ago. Some sources say the second half of the quote was “after they have tried everything else.” Either interpretation works.
If it was true back then, is it still true today? Was the statement a backhanded compliment or a sarcastic take on our indecisive (spineless) political leadership? What might this observation about America tell us?