The vote to repeal Obamacare is a tremendous event—but it’s just the beginning

For the first time in American history, a House of Congress has voted to repeal, in its totality, a massive and historic piece of egalitarian social legislation and expansion of government power that had previously been passed into law.

The game’s afoot:
And damned be him who first cries, “Hold, enough!”

—end of initial entry—

LA writes:

Above is the Shakespeare line as it came into my mind as I was drafting the entry. But, as I immediately figured out after drafting it, without realizing it I had combined two different phrases from two different speeches in two different Shakespeare plays.

The first part comes from Henry V:

The game’s afoot:
Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
Cry “God for Harry, England, and Saint George!”

The second part comes from the climactic scene of Macbeth:

Lay on, Macduff,
And damn’d be him that first cries “Hold! enough!”

So I was inadvertently combining and changing Shakespeare’s lines. Still, given our present situation that I was addressing, I think my version is damn’d appropriate.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at January 20, 2011 08:29 PM | Send

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