The Iron Lady

The Iron Lady

I'm a Margaret Thatcher fan. The job she did as Prime Minister of Great Britain was magnificent. She turned the economy around, helped restore pride and gave a sense of purpose and direction to her people.

Margaret Thatcher is a lady of unimpeachable credentials, including an iron will and a strong moral foundation. Some of the things she has said would serve us well. She says freedom does not include freedom from responsibility. She believes there can be no freedom without a strong rule of law, "otherwise, there is freedom for the strong to oppress the weak."

A while back, Mrs. Thatcher spoke in Searcy, Arkansas, to the students and faculty at Harding University. Someone asked her if the challenges facing the United States were more economic or social. She quickly replied, "It's moral." She repeatedly referred to her admiration for America and the principles on which America was founded. She said the Quakers first came to America "because they wanted to practice their own religion their own way. They came not for subsidies, because there weren't any."

In the 1830's France's Baron de Tocqueville, after touring America, made this observation (and I paraphrase him): "I have been in the factories and farmlands of America. I have been into the mines and I've seen the richness not only of the mineral resources and the great agricultural resources as well as the rivers and streams which provide so abundantly for America. America's greatness is not found in the breadth or the richness of the land. I found the source of America's strength only when I went into the churches. America is great because America is good, and as long as America is good, America will be great. If she ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be great."

These two leaders are speaking words of wisdom. Anyone who faces the reality of today will agree that we are in a serious moral decline and we need to be about rebuilding that goodness. If each one of us will do our part, I really will SEE YOU AT THE TOP!

Zig Ziglar is known as America’s Motivator.  He authored 33 books and produced numerous training programs.  He will be remembered as a man who lived out his faith daily


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