Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Lady Thatcher dies at the age of 87

No matter what you think of her politics and governing, Margaret Thatcher was one of the boldest, most impacting leaders of our time.

On the occasion of her death today, I have been refreshing my memory viewing clips.  I was a young teen when she took office, but she was the British Prime Minister through the 80's right up until I went to college.  My memory of her and American President Ronald Reagan is quite vivid.  I didn't agree with some of her ideas and positions, nor with some of President Reagan's.  Compared to what we are witnessing today,  however, I would take them both back in a second.

It seems to me, and I acknowledge the tendency to romanticize such things, we have mostly politicians today, rather than statesmen and principled rulers.  I can certainly think of a few elected officials who swim against the tide of personal power grabbing and special interest pandering, but for the most part the Margaret Thatchers of world governance, are gone.  I hope I live long enough to see a few return.

1 comment:

Woody Woodward said...

It was a sad day all over the free world. She was a lady of class and integrity, a brave defender of truth and a gallant warrior for the little man. She will be greatly missed. I would bet she has joined her good friend Ronald in glory.