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Margaret Thatcher and the “Entitlement Society” – Will America Make the Same Mistakes England Made by Ignoring Maggie’s Advice?

Posted by devildog6771 on October 13, 2011


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Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher is a unique individual. She is highly intelligent and extremely well educated. She has an iron will and she did not back down when challenged by international bullies in other nations. At times she has been accused of being inflexible.  She warned repeatedly against the Euro, fought hard to retain England‘s sovereignty. No one can say Maggie didn’t make an earnest attempt to restore England to the free, prosperous nation it once was.

She was the first female Prime Minister of England during a very tumultuous time in English History. There was massive unemployment and the economy was in a severe recession. She removed many programs and industries from state control which gave the government more spending capital. This also allowed those industries to begin to prosper again. Some of those efforts were well received, others were not. She lowered taxes. This also helped stimulate the economy. She made many other changes, some quite controversial, in trying to bring stability and increased employment to England. She was not as successful as she would have wanted; but she didn’t exactly inherit a thriving economy. Here is a link from wisejargon with a video. He actually was in England before Maggie was elected. Take a look at what it was like then!

Mrs. Thatcher tried to limit immigration to acceptable limits to protect rather than burden England’s economy. She faced opposition in this area. It is unfortunate that her efforts were not not heeded. Presently there are Muslim courts, MP’s and  Sharia law in effect all over England. The socialist/communist  unions are stirring up political unrest in England much as we are beginning to experience now! This movement formed an alliance all over the world with Muslim radicals. Right now, radical clerics and Muslims are calling for Muslims to rise up and take control of England much the same as they are doing all over the world.

They haven’t gotten their wind yet in America. But, they are here. They are simply biding their time. They will let the radical socialists/communists do their thing, then they will step in and try to take over as they make their move to spread Islam world wide!! During our own hour of crisis, we Americans should take a good look at the struggle England now faces to remain free and not be overtaken by radical socialism/communism and then radical Islam. We should be helping each other along with helping Israel. Our three nations will determine the fate of the free world!

Mrs. Thatcher served as Prime minister for eleven years. Only one or two other Prime ministers served longer. Her over-all approval rating was the lowest of any other English Prime Minister. But, she did manage to accomplish one very important change in England. Her efforts were directly responsible for significantly increasing individual home ownership.  She led her nation in he Falklands War.

I think history is taking a second look at Mrs. Thatcher and elevating her to her rightful place is History as the leader she really was. One thing that stands out in people’s mind when they think of Maggie are the following remarks:

 Thatcher remains identified with her remarks to the reporter Douglas Keay, for Woman’s Own magazine in September 1987:

I think we have gone through a period when too many children and people have been given to understand “I have a problem, it is the Government‘s job to cope with it!” or “I have a problem, I will go and get a grant to cope with it!” “I am homeless, the Government must house me!” and so they are casting their problems on society and who is society? There is no such thing! There are individual men and women and there are families and no government can do anything except through people and people look to themselves first. It is our duty to look after ourselves and then also to help look after our neighbour and life is a reciprocal business and people have got the entitlements too much in mind without the obligations.

As we enter the draw down stage of our upcoming election process, I hope our candidates will take heed these words.  Presently only Herman Cain understands and stresses these views of Mrs. Thatcher, Maggie.  Socialism and communism has never worked it has always failed. It has always created extreme poverty and placed people under the rule of anarchists or dictators. Millions have died in the continued attempt of sheltered ideological intellectuals who have no real true life experiences to force this failed and enslaving ideology on people all over the world!!

We had our own Maggie in Sarah Palin. Though they are very different in many ways, their goals for their country and their ability to reach the people on a personal level are very much alike. In all fairness to Mrs. Thatcher, she inherited a much worse mess than we now face. Unfortunately for us, Gov. Palin faced another obstacle that Mrs. Thatcher didn’t really face in that there have been many women leaders in England, just no women Prime Ministers. In America it would seem that we are still less advanced when it comes to recognizing the leadership capabilities of women for the highest office in the land.

As we make our way down the road to election day, may we select a candidate to run against Obama who espouses the leadership qualities to represent the will of the people, the strength to handle the battle against established politicians of both parties and the socialism/communism rampart in the House and to some degree, the Senate. We need a leader with Gov. Palin’s ability to stir the people and the skills of Herman Cain.

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2 Responses to “Margaret Thatcher and the “Entitlement Society” – Will America Make the Same Mistakes England Made by Ignoring Maggie’s Advice?”

  1. wisejargon said

    Great point about Thatcher! I was in England in 1978 as a student, before she became Prime Minister. There were all sorts of strikes over everything – the labor movement had England tied up in knots. On a related blog post at http://wisejargon.wordpress.com/2011/10/10/the-antidote-to-hopelessness-and-despair/ you’ll find a youtube video link regarding Thatcher and her fight with the unions.

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