Thursday, Jul 31, 2014
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The Iron Lady


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Few people in history make a lasting impression that translates to a lasting legacy.

Margaret Thatcher was a person who has earned a place in the history of Great Britain and on the world’s political stage. When the Russians named her the Iron Lady little did they know that she along with Ronald Reagan would be part of a group that would eventually topple the “Evil Empire.” 

She rescued her country from the crippling grip of socialism and brought prosperity and free enterprise back her nation. Serving as the first female Prime Minister and the longest consecutively serving PM in English history, her legacy is enduring.

The plaudits of her own countrymen continue to pour in, citing the magnificent way in which she conducted her role as PM. Some of her more memorable quotes include the phrase she used when confronted with pleas to do a U-turn policy-wise; she said, “No, you turn.” 

Then there was the statement that “the trouble with socialism is sooner or later they run out of other people’s money.” She lowered taxes on people and businesses in order to grow the economy, which she did.

She also made some predictions about the European Union, which have shown to be prophetic. She predicted the collapse of some EU countries and also that Germany would be left to shoulder the financial burden.

She was a strong ally of the United States when we needed one and together with President Reagan proceeded to shine the light of truth and justice on the communist world.

It didn’t take too long for the cracks in the Kremlin to get deeper and deeper and eventually 75 years of a failed philosophy fell apart and as President Reagan stated was “consigned to the ash heap of history.”

One thing I am always impressed by is the sarcasm and contempt that the left has for people who make a difference and are opposed to their myopic view of the world. Donna Brazile, who ran Al Gore’s failed attempt at the presidency, posted a tweet questioning what had Mrs. Thatcher done or accomplished in her life. I can tell Donna that the only remembrance of her name will be found in a weather almanac of a hurricane named Donna in the 1960s. Ms. B. could have been a tad more civil and reverential but the left does not have those qualities.

They are always in the attack and victim role so it’s not in their makeup to ever give credit to one whose views they oppose. Shame on you Ms. Brazile because that is why you and your ilk will eventually lose the battle for the minds and hearts of most people. Farewell Margaret Thatcher, the world is a better place because you walked among us for a brief moment.

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