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Margaret Thatcher and the
champions of liberty

Telegraph [UK], by Editorial

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 6/20/2014 7:27:22 AM

The problem with socialism,” said Margaret Thatcher, “is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.” It is one of her many aphorisms that so irritate the Left because it not only has the merit of being true but is provably so: just look at the record of the Labour government. It is more than a political slogan, however: it captures the essence of her belief in individual liberty and disdain for state paternalism. Her ambition was to give people back control over their own lives. Yet while this view of the world is one that many today take

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Despite Thatcher and Reagan and the prosperity and self-security we enjoyed, the left is even more intent on state paternalism.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: dman, 6/20/2014 12:08:56 PM     (No. 9893574)

Amen to the Telegraph editorial.

Of note is the ability of genuine leaders like Churchill, Thatcher, and Reagan to encapsulate their concepts in pithy quotes.

We surely need leaders like Sir Winston, Lady Thatcher, and Ronald Reagan once again at this point in our history. It´s time for the wannabe´s to get off the fence - and lead.

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