Thursday, April 9, 2015

Mr. President, in the name of God, go!

Leo Amery was a British Conservative Party politician and journalist. As a parliamentary under-secretary in Lloyd George's national government, he helped draft the Balfour Declaration (1917).

On May 7, 1940 during the Norway debate, he attacked  Neville Chamberlain's government:

“This is what Cromwell said to the Long Parliament when he thought it was no longer fit to conduct the affairs of the nation: You have sat too long here for any good you have been doing. Depart, I say, and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go.

This debate led to 42 Conservative Members of Parliament voting against Chamberlain and 36 abstaining, leading to the downfall of the Conservative government and the formation of a national government under Churchill's premiership. 

Is there an American Leo Amery, a member of the US Congress, to say these words to Barack Obama?  

How about Marco Rubio?