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Margaret Thatcher's Speech Paying Tribute to Ronald Reagan
Margaret Thatcher Foundation ^ | 03/01/2002 | Margaret Thatcher

Posted on 02/05/2011 6:02:10 AM PST by Miss_Meyet

Link only, the Foundation seems to have rather strict copyright details.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ironlady; reagan; reagan100; thatcher
I think that no celebration of what would have been RR's centennial birthday would be complete without a few words from Baroness Margaret Thatcher.

This, her last major public speech, was given at a dinner organized by the National Republican Senatorial Committee to pay tribute to RR.

My friends, God Bless Ronnie - and God Bless America!


The "Iron Lady" cast in Bronze.

1 posted on 02/05/2011 6:02:14 AM PST by Miss_Meyet
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To: Miss_Meyet
My friends, one further golden thread connects Ronald Reagan with the Republican Party today – the love of liberty. So it is doubly fitting that this should be your theme tonight.

President Reagan didn’t just abhor communism, mistrust socialism and dislike bureaucracy, he truly loved liberty – he loved it with a passion which went far beyond anything else in his political life.

2 posted on 02/05/2011 6:06:30 AM PST by Miss_Meyet (The 9 most terrifying words: I'm from the Government and I'm here to help~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Miss_Meyet

I met both Reagan and Thatcher together at Point du Hoc in 1984. It was the high water mark of my Naval career.


3 posted on 02/05/2011 6:07:07 AM PST by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.....Eagle Scout since Sep 9, 1970)
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I met both Reagan and Thatcher together at Point du Hoc in 1984. It was the high water mark of my Naval career.

:) I would imagine so!

I never met President Reagan, but I did meet and speak to Lady Thatcher when she was doing her book tour.

Right before the lads from Scotland Yard escorted me from the premises...

4 posted on 02/05/2011 6:09:28 AM PST by Miss_Meyet (The 9 most terrifying words: I'm from the Government and I'm here to help~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Miss_Meyet

With his “Reaganesque” manner, and as a “channeler” of Ronald Reagan...shouldn’t Hussein Obama have been included in PM Thatcher’s comments? ; )


5 posted on 02/05/2011 6:10:02 AM PST by moovova (Don't let Obama spoil the word "hope" for you...)
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To: moovova
With his “Reaganesque” manner, and as a “channeler” of Ronald Reagan...shouldn’t Hussein Obama have been included in PM Thatcher’s comments? ; )

;)

I'll re-read the speech, mayhap she did say something about community organizing...

6 posted on 02/05/2011 6:12:50 AM PST by Miss_Meyet (The 9 most terrifying words: I'm from the Government and I'm here to help~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Miss_Meyet

I actually had met him once before, when I was a child and he was governor of California.


7 posted on 02/05/2011 6:25:23 AM PST by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.....Eagle Scout since Sep 9, 1970)
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To: All
From Baroness Thatcher's remarks on RR's 80th birthday:

Twenty-five years ago in a famous speech you Mr President quoted Franklin Roosevelt to the effect that we all have a rendez-vous with destiny.

Certainly you has such a rendez-vous.

Thank God you were on time.

8 posted on 02/05/2011 6:26:50 AM PST by Miss_Meyet (The 9 most terrifying words: I'm from the Government and I'm here to help~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Miss_Meyet

I saw Iron Maggie (interesting name) give a keynote speech to a convention in Dallas once. She was great, every bit as good as this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=BP4wh7ebS40


9 posted on 02/05/2011 6:28:48 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: P8riot
That is so great!

I sometimes regret not bullying my brother into taking me to the 1980 convention in Detroit.

10 posted on 02/05/2011 6:30:53 AM PST by Miss_Meyet (The 9 most terrifying words: I'm from the Government and I'm here to help~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Lakeshark
I saw Iron Maggie (interesting name) give a keynote speech to a convention in Dallas once.

Oh! Drat! Something is wrong with my computer! YouTube must be blocked from my home!

Darn.

11 posted on 02/05/2011 6:34:41 AM PST by Miss_Meyet (The 9 most terrifying words: I'm from the Government and I'm here to help~Ronald Reagan)
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...mayhap she did say something...

Hopefully, she will have said something about Obama stabbing England in the back (with the release of secret British nuclear weapon info to the Russians).

Thank you for the article on the Grand Lady.

12 posted on 02/05/2011 6:37:33 AM PST by moovova (Don't let Obama spoil the word "hope" for you...)
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To: Miss_Meyet
Mayhaps it's the Grand Ole Opry funneling baackwardsly masked lines........

Truck died, dog died, etc.

:-)

13 posted on 02/05/2011 6:37:50 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark

Sorry, I’m starting to laugh again...


14 posted on 02/05/2011 6:39:48 AM PST by Miss_Meyet (The 9 most terrifying words: I'm from the Government and I'm here to help~Ronald Reagan)
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To: moovova
...Thank you for the article on the Grand Lady.

You are very welcome.

15 posted on 02/05/2011 6:41:04 AM PST by Miss_Meyet (The 9 most terrifying words: I'm from the Government and I'm here to help~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Miss_Meyet

Let’s hope the Opry has stopped its predatory virus notes so you can now read this and experience the dweaded Laughus Interruptus: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/now_they_love_him_ovI1FVHd4Immq3iUhKkOcP


16 posted on 02/05/2011 6:53:34 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark
Thank you very much for the article, Mr Lakeshark.

The ongoing "airbrushing" by the Left is truly breathtaking.

17 posted on 02/05/2011 7:03:41 AM PST by Miss_Meyet (The 9 most terrifying words: I'm from the Government and I'm here to help~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Lakeshark
PS: Laughus Interruptus

Smiling. Thank you.

18 posted on 02/05/2011 7:05:26 AM PST by Miss_Meyet (The 9 most terrifying words: I'm from the Government and I'm here to help~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Miss_Meyet

This is a link to Thatchers eulogy to Reagan in 2004...

Awesome...

http://www.margaretthatcher.org/document/110366


19 posted on 02/05/2011 8:19:25 AM PST by Former MSM Viewer
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To: Miss_Meyet

Perhaps this thread may help you with your case of premature rejectulation: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2669058/posts


20 posted on 02/05/2011 8:27:19 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Former MSM Viewer
Thanks for the link, Former MSM Viewer!

Thatchers eulogy to Reagan in 2004...

We have lost a great president, a great American, and a great man, and I have lost a dear friend…

…For the final years of his life, Ronnie’s mind was clouded by illness. That cloud has now lifted. He is himself again, more himself than at any time on this Earth, for we may be sure that the Big Fellow upstairs never forgets those who remember him.


Baroness Thatcher at RR's funeral.

21 posted on 02/05/2011 9:54:31 AM PST by Miss_Meyet (Let us give thanks today for a life that achieved so much for all of God’s children.~M.Thatcher)
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To: Lakeshark
Thank you, Mr Lakeshark, it was nice of you to send that link.

Except, I don't know what "rejectulation" is. But, I can guess.

And laugh.

22 posted on 02/05/2011 10:00:03 AM PST by Miss_Meyet (Let us give thanks today for a life that achieved so much for all of God’s children.~M.Thatcher)
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God bless her.
This picture and the one of Michael Reagan comforting Nancy are two images I will always remember.


23 posted on 02/05/2011 10:02:29 AM PST by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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God bless her.

This picture and the one of Michael Reagan comforting Nancy are two images I will always remember.

I agree.

24 posted on 02/05/2011 10:24:56 AM PST by Miss_Meyet (Let us give thanks today for a life that achieved so much for all of God’s children.~M.Thatcher)
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Thatcher taped this eulogy ahead of time in the event she was incapacitated or no longer living - such was her love, respect & admiration for Pres. Reagan.

Another great eulogy for Reagan was by Dick Cheney, who said, “He was a providential man...” Cheney has class.


25 posted on 02/05/2011 10:42:36 AM PST by Former MSM Viewer
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To: Miss_Meyet

“...Ronald Reagan was more than an historic figure. He was a providential man, who came along just when our nation and the world most needed him....”


26 posted on 02/05/2011 10:53:33 AM PST by Former MSM Viewer
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To: Miss_Meyet
Statue now resides in a place of honor at Hillsdale College.
27 posted on 02/05/2011 11:04:44 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Miss_Meyet

In honor of Pres Reagan, let us remember some of his words that changed the world:

A TIME FOR CHOOSING 1964

http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/ronaldreaganatimeforchoosing.htm

We cannot buy our security, our freedom from the threat of the bomb by committing an immorality so great as saying to a billion human beings now enslaved behind the Iron Curtain, “Give up your dreams of freedom because to save our own skins, we’re willing to make a deal with your slave masters.”

Khrushchev has heard voices from our side pleading for “peace at any price” or “better Red than dead,” or as one commentator put it, he’d rather “live on his knees than die on his feet.”

And therein lies the road to war, because those voices don’t speak for the rest of us.

You and I know and do not believe that life is so dear and peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery.

If nothing in life is worth dying for, when did this begin — just in the face of this enemy?

Or should Moses have told the children of Israel to live in slavery under the pharaohs?

Should Christ have refused the cross?

Should the patriots at Concord Bridge have thrown down their guns and refused to fire the shot heard ‘round the world?

You and I have a rendezvous with destiny.

We’ll preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we’ll sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness.


28 posted on 02/05/2011 11:06:53 AM PST by Former MSM Viewer
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The former First Lady believes her long-suffering husband recognized her when he stared into her eyes for an instant before taking his last breath, his daughter Patti Davis writes.

“It was the greatest gift he could have given me,” the former First Lady told her family.

Sobbing, shaking and knowing death was imminent, she held her husband’s hand about 1 p.m. Saturday as he inhaled deeply and opened his eyes for the first time in five days.

While most thought Alzheimer’s disease had robbed former President Reagan of all his memory, the last look he gave his wife was one of deep acknowledgment.

“At the last moment when his breathing told us this was it, he opened his eyes and looked straight at my mother. Eyes that had not opened for days did, and they weren’t chalky or vague,” Davis recalls. “They were clear and blue and full of life. If a death can be lovely, his was.”


29 posted on 02/05/2011 11:11:44 AM PST by Former MSM Viewer
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[You quoting Ronald Reagan] s"We’ll preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we’ll sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness."

Obama intends to cash their chips, and commence the thousand years of darkness.

He hates Americans, just like Qutb, and bin Laden, and Chavez, and Castro, and all the other anti-American ideologues and haters.

30 posted on 02/05/2011 11:28:08 AM PST by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: Former MSM Viewer
Thatcher taped this eulogy ahead of time in the event she was incapacitated or no longer living - such was her love, respect & admiration for Pres. Reagan.

Another great eulogy for Reagan was by Dick Cheney, who said, “He was a providential man...” Cheney has class.

Thanks, Former MSM Viewer. I think that MT's doctors had advised her to withdraw from public speaking after her several strokes in 2002, and so, she taped her eulogy. IIRC, they advised her against travel, but she attended the funeral.

More on the Iron Lady:
...Unlike her predecessor at 10 Downing Street, James Callaghan, Margaret Thatcher did not have a doctor accompanying her on her foreign trips.

Once, when she was asked by Lee Kuan Yew, who was Prime Minister of Singapore, why she did not travel with a doctor, she replied: "I would have ended up looking after the doctor."

31 posted on 02/05/2011 12:24:43 PM PST by Miss_Meyet (Let us give thanks today for a life that achieved so much for all of God’s children.~M.Thatcher)
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To: hinckley buzzard
Statue now resides in a place of honor at Hillsdale College.

Yep. I visit Hillsdale every chance I get.

32 posted on 02/05/2011 12:29:08 PM PST by Miss_Meyet (Let us give thanks today for a life that achieved so much for all of God’s children.~M.Thatcher)
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To: Former MSM Viewer
A TIME FOR CHOOSING 1964

Thanks again, Former MSM Viewer!

33 posted on 02/05/2011 12:32:22 PM PST by Miss_Meyet (Let us give thanks today for a life that achieved so much for all of God’s children.~M.Thatcher)
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34 posted on 02/05/2011 12:44:00 PM PST by Miss_Meyet (Let us give thanks today for a life that achieved so much for all of God’s children.~M.Thatcher)
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To: Miss_Meyet
Twas merely another one of those


35 posted on 02/05/2011 3:18:11 PM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark
Laughing again, mon grand Requin en sucre du lac.

The picture of the Ford truck reminds me of #5 from the Grand Old Opry line up.

And, I laugh all over again.

36 posted on 02/06/2011 5:22:24 AM PST by Miss_Meyet (Let us give thanks today for a life that achieved so much for all of God’s children.~M.Thatcher)
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