C-SPAN ran the first televised session of the British House of Commons last night, and I was rather intrigued to watch it. This is circa 1989, and it’s quite interesting to hear her make the same arguments against socialism in Britain then that we are making in America today. As we sink further and further into astounding deficits and massive national debt, as our government prints money like crazy, forcing inflation, and as our government sucks up massive amounts of the private sector, her words resonate for us today.
Thatcher’s point about isolation being leadership and winning your argument is another that is rather timely. While BO grovels around the world, scraping at the feet of communists and murderous dictators, currying favor (well, trying to, anyway), we have no leadership and are not acting as leaders. BO is falling over himself to give away our sovereignty, make us less than we are a country and as a people, to, as Thatcher quotes (this one’s circa 1990), “talk without shame of being one of the less prosperous countries . . . . .” BO is ashamed that America was ever prosperous, ever powerful, and he is moving to ensure that we are brought to our knees.
Another vid I ran across while searching for what I watched last night is an accurate statement of what our socialist government wants: the poor to be poorer as long as the rich become less rich.