Together, with Ronald Reagan, British Prime Minister Margret Thatcher quite literally ruled the world and changed the world. Reagan and Thatcher were married in history by an ideological bond. Their goals were simple and well-defined . Defeat the USSR, build a strong defense, smaller government and lower taxes.
Somehow, conservatives have since lost their way. Their stated goals and values hijacked by the religious right. There was a time conservatives believed that federal government should have a diminished role in our lives. Now, they seem to believe in a very personal over-reach.
American conservatives would do well today to not only talk about Thatcher, but to listen and learn.