Thursday, October 13, 2011

Happy Birthday to an Iron Lady!

Today marks Margaret Thatcher's 86th birthday. During her time in office--from parliament to Leader of the Opposition to Prime Minister--she emphasized individual liberty, union reform, national sovereignty and strong national security. Her relationship with Ronald Reagan was one of true kinship of ideas and a love for freedom. There are few others who tried to instill that in their own governments while also exporting that love of freedom into the USSR ( as a note, I highly recommend the John O'Sullivan book, The President, the Pope, and the Prime Minister). As the first female prime minister of England, serving as a role model to the likes of Sarah Palin and many female leaders throughout the world. Her book, The Path to Power, outlines her life up until she was elected  prime minister. She was an admirer of C.S. Lewis and Winston Churchill. Plus, she was a science nerd, working as a chemist before getting a law degree and entering politics. She was probably one of the best people around at thinking on one's feet. In honor of the Iron Lady's birthday, here she is at her best:

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