Margaret Thatcher, the “Iron Lady” – R.I.P.

Margaret Thatcher:  RIP Iron Lady

 

The Media is like the hooligans from the other football team, booing and catcalling your quarterback, especially when they make the touchdown.

 

The Media regularly booed Great Britain’s Prime Minister Lady Margaret Thatcher.  At a time when her country was on its knees from years of out-and-out Socialism, she won election three times and put the “Great” back in Great Britain.

 

At the same time, Pres. Ronald Reagan brought America back not just from impossible inflation and economic decline, but from a moral morass as well.  The Vietnam and Watergate Era was a decade behind us and the oldest man to sit in the Oval Office beamed us towards a future of prosperity and liberty.

 

But Margaret Thatcher, because she was woman, held a special place in the hearts of freedom-lovers everywhere.  She was tough, she was smart, she was Conservative, at a time when women were burning their bras and towing the Liberal line.  Some of her most pithy remarks have entered the pantheon of great Conservative sayings.

 

Thatcher, Great Britain’s first female Prime Minister, died this morning from a stroke at the age of 87.  She’s gone; but she left us with a lot to think about:

 

Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.

If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.

If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.

Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy.

To cure the British disease with socialism was like trying to cure leukemia with leeches.

“There can be no liberty unless there is economic liberty.”

I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air.

I am in politics because of the conflict between good and evil, and I believe that in the end good will triumph.

Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.

Pennies do not come from heaven. They have to be earned here on earth.

Of course it’s the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.

I don’t mind how much my Ministers talk, so long as they do what I say.

 

“The problem with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.”

 

“Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.”

 

“Being democratic is not enough, a majority cannot turn what is wrong into right. In order to be considered truly free, countries must also have a deep love of liberty and an abiding respect for the rule of law.”

“If you set out to be liked, you will accomplish nothing.”

“I am extraordinarily patient provided I get my own way in the end.”

 

Aside from her great quotes and staunch defense of Conservatism, freedom and liberty, Margaret Thatcher greatest triumph was preventing Great Britain from joining the European Union.  She was severely criticized for it at the time.  Her opposition to joining was prescient, however, as we can see by the current state of the European Union.

 

Just as there could never be another Benjamin Disraeli, Winston Churchill, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, or Ronald Reagan, there will never be another Margaret Thatcher.  She owns the legacy now.  She will be a role model in the future for all young Conservative women and men who don’t believe in compromise.

 

 

 

 

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