My Purpose as expressed by those with more eloquence than I

“I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.”

- John Adams

"These are not the vapors of a melancholy mind, nor the effusions of envy, disappointed ambition, nor of a spirit of opposition to government, but the emanations of a hear that burns for its country's welfare. No one of any feeling, born and educated in this once happy country, can consider the numerous distresses, the gross indignities, the barbarous ignorance, the haughty usurpations, that we have reason to fear are meditating for ourselves, our children, our neighbors, in short, for all our countrymen and all their posterity, without the utmost agonies of hear and many tears."

-John Adams

"I do not stand here as advocate for any partisan cause, for the issues are fundamental and quite beyond the realm of partisan consideration. They must be resolved on the highest plane of national interest of our course is to prove sound and our future protected. I trust, therefore, that you will do me the justice of receiving that which I have to say as solely expressing the considered viewpoint of a fellow American. I address you with neither rancor nor bitterness...with but one purpose in mind - to serve my country."

-General Douglas MacArthur

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Margaret Thatcher: Britain's Ronald Reagan and a Conservative heroine!

Margaret Thatcher was the first woman to lead a major political party in the UK, and she was re-elected as Prime Minister 3 times in a row! She was the daughter of a grocer and was able to attend Oxford by sheer ability and hard-work. By her talent and tenacity she rose to the highest position in British government showing it was possible to come from lower-class means and achieve the highest aspirations even in Britain's strictly class-based society.

She was outstanding! Here are some Thatcherite economics to prove it!
  • She believed economic freedom is the foundation of all freedom. Socialist promise the "road to freedom" but delivere instead the "high road to servitude".
  • She believed market forces should be left to themselves meaning businessmen using their energy and ingenuity to meet the needs of customers create prosperity.
  • She believed in equality opportunity but not equal result: redistribution of wealth ruins incentives and makes the economy not work; equality of reward rewards the lazy as much as the industrious
  • She believed businessmen are the philanthropists of society, creating employment, paying wages, and endowing charities. When markets are allowed to work properly they benefit all classes, even the poor.
  • She believed that state intervention destroys freedom and efficiency through taking power from the consumer.
  • She believed trade unions were undemocratic and she was determined to confront and defeat them.
  • She believed state welfare to be expensive, morally weakening in that it eroded the self-reliance she so prized, and in addition monopolistic, denying choice as well as being less efficient than private provision.
  • Her defense of national interests was founded in a passionate patriotism which sustained her support for the armed forces and the alliance with the USA.
I could not agree more with Thatcherism. She is literally my hero! What an amazing figure in history! She serves as an example to us for standing up and fighting for conservative principles. I firmly believe that these are the principles that provide the most effective solutions to today's problems as did she!


  1. Oh how I long for a Thatcher or a Reagan right about now. It almost made me weep just reading that and it just seems so true and common sense that I cannot understand liberal philosophies at all....

  2. Has she written any books? I would like to read them.