Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Great Lady, Great Leader

Statue of Margaret Thatcher
Hillsdale College, Michigan
Regardless of what her critics may say against her, Margaret Thatcher was a great lady and a great leader. In fact, she was one of the most influential leaders of the 20th century and will be long remembered.

Thatcher's words, actions, and accomplishments speak for themselves, and this article she wrote for Hillsdale College's Imprimis magazine in 1995 is startling in its relevance to today's political controversies over our rights and freedoms. But then, eternal truths take little note of two passing decades.

Margaret Thatcher had courage, conviction, and the steely determination to face any opposition. Her rock-solid resolve earned her the famous nickname "Iron Lady." And, as her widely publicized quote duly noted, "the Lady's not for turning."

We need a leader of her standards and virtues right now. But sadly, there was only one Margaret Thatcher.

Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, Pope John Paul II -
Communism didn't stand a chance.