Scenic photo of Dismals Canyon | Rep. Mo Brooks remembers Margaret Thatcher as 'great friend to the United States'

April 8, 2013
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Rep. Mo Brooks remembers Margaret Thatcher as 'great friend to the United States'
By Paul Gattis | | April 8, 2013


WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, today remembered former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher as a "great friend to the United States."

Thatcher, 87, passed away today after a stroke.

The full text of Brooks' statement:

"Margaret Thatcher was a great friend to the United States, and to all free people, everywhere. Throughout the darkest days of the Cold War, she stood alongside President Reagan, fighting unwaveringly for liberty and against the tyranny of communism and economic failures of socialism. The daughter of a grocer who rose to the highest elected office in her country, she knew the value of hard work and free enterprise. Her belief that economic freedom is dependent on personal liberty, and personal responsibility leads to national wealth, was so successful that it became known as 'Thatcherism.'

"Margaret Thatcher was spot on when she noted that, 'The trouble with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money.' America would do well to remember and heed her wisdom.

"She will long be remembered not only as the United Kingdom's first female Prime Minister, but as one of its greatest leaders. Martha and I extend our deepest sympathies to Lady Thatcher's family, and to the people of the United Kingdom."

U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Haleyville, also tweeted condolences to Thatcher's family.


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