The Iron Lady

I personally owe a debt of gratitude to Margaret Thatcher, even though my parents despise her. Baroness Thatcher saved Great Britain, at a time when it was in deep decline. Even though her policies caused an initial recession (as did Ronald Reagan’s in the US) her slashing of taxes, deregulation and decentralization ultimately put Britain back on the map as a world power.

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Obituary: Margaret Thatcher

Before the first and second world war’s Britain was the world’s foremost superpower, much like the US is today, its power was unprecedented and unchallenged. After two of the most horrific wars in world history, its funds were greatly depleted and at home its social policies had begun to strangle this once prosperous nation.

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During the late 1940’s and all the way up until Margret Thatcher and the new conservatives took over in 1979 socialism had ruled the roost, and its effects had been devastating. The British government now controlled almost all the major industries, from British Gas to British Telecom. Margret Thatcher decentralized government, and privatized many major industries, she allowed the British public to then buy stock in these companies and reap the financial benefits for themselves. She allowed government housing to be bought up by its occupants at discount rates so that individuals could proudly buy and own property where before they could not afford it.

What is Thatcherism?

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Though she became a symbol of hate, particularly for the decline of the British coal mine industry, I believe this hate is misplaced and unjustified. The powerful socialist coal unions did it to themselves with their stupid philosophy of striking at every single grievance. The initial recession and unemployment should have been expected after decades of socialist rule. Interest rates spiked, but inflation plummeted. Without Margret Thatcher and her Austrian economics Britain would have been bankrupt before I was even born. Her understanding of individual virtues versus the collective, and her brilliance in private property ownership versus state own monopolies saved my great home nation from the brink of communist abyss.

Viewpoint: What if Margaret Thatcher had never been?

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I know that many of my family and friends back home despise this great woman, but it is a misplaced hatred. I have studied history and economics, and I can say that without a shadow of a doubt, that Margret Thatcher was one of the greatest leaders of the 20th Century.

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May she rest in peace.

Shaking up the establishment

As our King is about to be re-crowned and we must look at the failings within our own party to realize why he manged to get put on the throne to begin with.

Please watch this documentary and take in the essence of what it means to campaign for liberty in the face of tyrannical opposition:

Ron Paul campaigned in both 2008 and 2012, both times he was ignored by the establishment and the media. Both times he could have beaten Obama in a toe to toe election. Our party has strayed away from us, as the democratic party strayed away from liberals many decades ago. It’s time to reclaim the party, elect tea party and libertarian candidates, and take back the country!

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Revolutions are long term projects and our revolution is just now beginning to ripen. Ron Paul’s son is now standing up for our constitutional rights in the senate, and he is being backed by millions of people all over the country. We are paving the way not for another RINO or a socialist democrat, but for a constitutional libertarian minded conservative to become president in 2016. We are entering perhaps our darkest hour in the liberty movement, but our light shines on, and our movement is growing. We will take this country back, and we’ll do it by shaking up the establishment, and putting real leaders in charge.

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Our current tasks seem impossible, but we are well on the way to restoring liberty in this country.

“The American revolutionaries did the impossible. So can we.” – Ron Paul, The Revolution; A Manifesto

The future is built today

In the front office where I work, we have a large framed poster of a construction site. On the poster it reads ‘the future is built today’ and under the caption it says ‘we believe great results come from careful planning. That ambitious goals are powered by initiative and productivity. And the foundation of achievement lies in the will to be the best.’

Beside that poster is a laminated sheet of paper, that has many copies that can be seen throughout the warehouse. It is a document to inspire everyone to work together, and it reads ‘words to live by’: Teamwork, communication, planning, flexibility, accountability, long range view, flow, training, discipline, think out of the box.

These words are aimed to help mold the company toward a common goal of success.

Both the poster and the laminated message, are true in everything we do. Whether it be our work, our family, or our government. If we set our sights on tomorrow and work toward it, we will achieve it. But only if we stick to certain rules along the way.

It is obvious that the government does not have ‘long range view’ in mind. It is not ‘flexible’ when it comes to cutting budgets and limiting spending, it completely lacks ‘discipline’, it certainly does not ‘think out of the box’. Government does not ‘plan’, ‘communicate’ or work well as a ‘team’, the ‘flow’ is often horrible, and every person in government could really do with some better ‘training’.

These words from Ronald Reagan are as true today as they were in 1964:

Personally, I want to reign in government, to restore the Constitution, and be free to pursue my life in the way that I see fit.

I want to grow old and wise, I want to grow wealthy and be generous. I want to achieve anything that I can set my mind to. I do not want machine men with their ‘agendas’ getting in my way. I will help as many others as I can along the way, but I will never carry capable people on my back. Any form of collectivism, from Stalin’s communism to Hitler’s fascism, and all the socialism and social engineering in-between, must be destroyed. All the silly ideas and government programs must be eliminated, or else our lives will be eliminated by the truncheon of totalitarian government, with its ever growing fingers in all our pies.

I want to create my own happy future, free of the ever increasing burden of government. When societies are free, the world around them becomes a beautiful place, since they are able to work and create whatever their dreams desire.

The future is built today because we create it in each moment that we breathe. Whether we have government currently breathing down our neck or not, we can at least lay down the foundation of freedom, to help lift us up out of the clouds of collectivism tomorrow.

The future is in each individuals hands, and your future starts by building it brick by brick today.