Tuesday, April 9, 2013

THE IRON LADY REMEMBERED - PASSING OF A CONSERVATIVE ICON

As we learn of the passing of Margaret Thatcher, we pause to admire her candor, her belief in conservatism and her leadership during a contentious era of super powers.  

Margaret Thatcher served as the British Prime Minister for eleven years, 1979-1990.  She was the first lady Prime Minister for the United Kingdom.  She won three consecutive General Elections.  Quite the accomplishment during the Cold War era.  She turned the United Kingdom's economy from decline to a modern, free market success.  

Thatcher's leadership vaulted her to influence global policy.  She re-established the United Kingdom's role in foreign affairs.  She strengthened the position of NATO countries.  Thatcher reached out to create new security and trade relations throughout the world.

Her best and closest ally was President Ronald Reagan.  Conservatives reminisce the days of President Ronald Reagan and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.  Their combined efforts advanced the principles of conservatism, free markets and brought down the Soviet empire.  

One of the best aspects of Margaret Thatcher was her plain spoken, wisdom.  Here is a select collection of some of Margaret Thatchers famed quotes:
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."
"Democratic nations must try to find ways to starve the terrorist and the hijacker of the oxygen of publicity on which they depend."
"There can be no liberty unless there is economic liberty."
"I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left."
"I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end."
"If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman."
"I am in politics because of the conflict between good and evil, and I believe that in the end good will triumph." 
Finally, here is a tribute video for Margaret Thatcher.  Click to play>> http://youtu.be/-JcH7dQrnJ0


Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher passed away due to stroke complications on April 8, 2013, at the age of 87.

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