Journal Express, Knoxville, IA


April 15, 2013

Heartsill Report: Remembering Margaret Thatcher


Des Moines —

Take a long, hard look across the pond, America.  This is the manifestation of generation being indoctrinated by the professors and purveyors of the doctrines of open-mindedness and tolerance.  Britain has reaped what it has sewn.  Our way of life is usually not too many steps behind theirs.  Just recently, we’ve accepted one of the mainstays of British culture: socialized medicine.  Don’t be too surprised when, down the road, some of our fellow countrymen are dancing in the street and singing “Ding Dong! The witch is dead!” after one of our illustrious leaders pass on.

If I haven’t said it clearly enough already: shame on Britain!  Shame on any people who would disgrace themselves like this by dishonoring someone like Margaret Thatcher when she dies!  What will they do next?  Tear down all the images of Winston Churchill and replace them with Neville Chamberlin?  Wait a minute.  Given the apparent disconnect the British have with their own history; they probably don’t even know who those men are nor the meaning behind that rhetorical question.

Isn’t it ironic how those who preach “tolerance” are among those most intolerant in our society?  Isn’t it odd that those who talk about being open-minded and respectful toward others are typically the ones with closed minds leading disrespectful demonstrations?  You’re seeing it happen now in Britain.  It’s on full display for all the world to see.

I cannot bring myself to refer to Britain by its proper name.  Any people that tolerates such flagrant and grotesque dishonor of one of their distinguished leaders doesn’t deserve to be called “great” anymore.

Here’s to you, Margaret Thatcher.  You will always be remembered in the hearts of those who cherish freedom and liberty regardless of nationality.  It is a crying shame that your family and your legacy should have to suffer such an insult from an ignorant and unrestrained throng.

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