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April 02, 2005

The Passing of a Great

Reader Andrew noted to me that two of three lions for freedom of the eighties had died within the space of a year; Reagan and now Pope John Paul II.

As he remarked, let's hope Baroness Thatcher has many good years left in her.

The Sort of Goodbye I'm Just Not Capbable Of: ... is provided by All Along the Blogtower:

These fears would soon be heightened, as the Soviets invaded Afghanistan in 1979. The Soviet Empire appeared to be expanding, and no one seemed to be willing to stand up to it's evil march. "Coexistence" was the foreign policy buzzword of the time. The elite's laughed at those naive fools who thought that Democracy and Liberty were a more perfect order of things. They further laughed if you expressed the belief that Liberty and Freedom were not just assumed right's of man, but were instead right's granted by a loving Creator to all mankind.

And then three amazing things happened in quick succession. Following the Pope's ascension, Margaret Thatcher was elected Prime Minister of Great Britain. And then Ronald Reagan was elected President of the United States.

Suddenly, the friends of freedom had a "mortal holy trinity" of their own.

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