From FB page: The Grocer’s Daughter. (Margaret Thatcher)
Sept 9. 2020
My friends, every generation has to fight anew the battle for liberty. In my generation, Nazism and then Communism were the enemy, and they very nearly prevailed. Then, as now, strong arms and stout hearts were called upon to sustain the struggle for truth and right.
But just as important, if less heroic, is the role of ideas.
People were often struck by how closely President Reagan and I could work together. But there was no secret about why it was so. Before coming to power, each of us had drunk deep from the same well of ideas. Because of that, we knew where we stood; we could stand firm; and we also knew that we would stand together.
We weren’t what are sometimes called pragmatists. We used that old-fashioned short cut to the right results, which consists of right principles. We didn’t need to ask ourselves those endless questions about “What Works?”.
We knew what worked.
They are what worked – and they always work.
May 14, 2003 Margaret Thatcher.
Speech to the Atlantic Bridge.