I regret to report that Baroness Margaret Thatcher, the Iron Lady has left the cavalcade of history and now belongs to the ages. The cause of death was reported as a stroke.Her children, Mark and Carol said their mother died peacefully in her sleep.
What can you say about Margaret Thatcher's accomplishments? She was a green grocer's daughter who rose to become Britain's Prime Minister, who did her best to reverse what she clearly saw as her country's decline, who led Britain in war and peace, who survived a terrorist assassination by the IRA that killed five people.This was someone who put principle first, who informed the people who wanted business as usual that this lady was not for turning. She literally scared Britain's Socialist establishment witless by pointing out loudly and clearly what they were doing to her country and where it would ultimately lead.
The simplest way to characterize Baroness Thatcher is that she was an extraordinary person from an ordinary background who saw what was wrong and unlike most people, made the decision she was going to do something about it.
This was the woman who was a staunch ally of President Reagan in defeating the Evil Empire and used to urge her great friend on by saying, 'Don't go wobbly on me, Ronnie.'
And in many ways, her legacy will be very much like President Reagan's. Like him, while she was alive she was hated viscerally by the Left who lost no opportunity to slime and defame her. Now that she's safely out of the way, the tributes will roll in as the British people realize what a towering giant she was and her detractors seek to distance themselves from their prior behavior.
To adapt a few lines from one of her country's poets:
"Peace, peace! She is not dead, she doth not sleep -- she hath awakened from the dream of life -- 'Tis we, who lost in stormy visions, keep with phantoms an unprofitable strife."
Farewell, Baroness. Requiescat in pace