stroke has taken the life of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and FTCN honors her...
At the age of 87, Thatcher leaves behind a legacy of conservative
leadership, and as the only woman to become British PM, she serves as an icon
for breaking barriers. Known for strong convictions pertaining to
freedom, she will be missed, and the Free to Choose Network sends our
condolences to her family.
If anyone needs reminding of Thatcher's greatness, look no further than
this quote: "We want a society where people are free to make
choices, to make mistakes, to be generous and compassionate. This is what we
mean by a moral society; not a society where the state is responsible for
everything, and no one is responsible for the state." - Margaret Thatcher
Here, Thatcher dissects the Socialist argument for prosperity by means
of force and centralization. Not only was her ideals in tune with a free
society, but Margaret Thatcher had the wit and presentation to--much like
Milton Friedman--explain complex phenomena in the most digestible manner.