Farewell to Lady Thatcher: A great leader, great lady and great inspiration to me. By Alan Franklin.

Mrs Thatcher with Alan, Pat and American guests.

Lady Thatcher, who died in London this week, was not just a great lady. She was the leader who saved Great Britain. Mrs Thatcher, as she then was, took an apathetic, socialist society and gave it belief, freedom and values. With her firm friend Ronald Reagan – the other  post war western leader of stature– she faced down our Communist enemies and helped usher in freedom across half of Europe. That freedom has now been eroded, which is what I will be talking about in America this summer.

I met Lady Thatcher on several occasions and once she agreed to tour our local shopping mall, on a campaign tour in 1997, just before the appalling Tony Blair was elected into office by  gullible voters, many voting for the mythical free lunch of Socialist wonderland. Accompanied by our photographer, Lady Thatcher  met shoppers and enjoyed herself. In turn they were amazed that someone so notable could spare the time to meet them. That was her character. The truly top people in all fields have humility and do not talk down to or look on the “little people” with contempt.

Pat and I were once invited to a private tea party with Lady Thatcher. We told her we had American guests with us. “I would love to meet them,” she said. So across she came, spending many minutes chatting to our friends Ted and Donna from Colorado, a meeting which we recorded and sent off as a picture/story to her local paper. That really topped out our friends’ visit to England!

“Maggie Thatcher,” the Iron Lady who wasn’t for turning, showed what she was made of when she sent a British task force 8000 miles to the South Atlantic to retake the (British) Falkland Islands from the invading Argentines. That  sent her stock- and Britain’s – to a modern-day high. But it was her underlying beliefs, based on Biblical values, which underpinned all she said and did.

Bill Federer, who writes, broadcasts and sends out American Minute to thousands of media outlets every day, said in his column that in an interview with a New York journalist in 1996, Maggie said the following: (Having a)  "Biblical basis affects one's whole view, attitude and outlook...

”The notion of human rights comes from the sanctity on the individual...The Decalogue-Ten Commandments-are addressed to each and every person. This is the origin of our common humanity and of the sanctity of the individual.  Each one has a duty to try to carry out those commandments. You don't get that in any other political creed..."

Margaret Thatcher continued: "It isn't merely about democracy and liberty...It is personal liberty with personal responsibility. Responsibility to your parents, to your children, to your God. This really binds us together in a way that nothing else does.
If you accept freedom, you've got to have principles about the responsibility. You can't do this without a biblical foundation."

Mrs. Thatcher added:  "Your Founding Fathers came over with that. They came over with the doctrines of the New Testament as well as the Old. They looked after one another, not only as a matter of necessity, but as a matter of duty to their God.
There is no other country in the world which started that way."

Margaret Thatcher spoke further: "Today, people are trying democracy. But they look at it as a philosophy or political pattern, without understanding its roots.  I'm afraid democracy's fundamental religious roots are weakening. There are some countries, fortunately, kept alive by faithful people. But even they are tending to weaken." (Alan comments: Correct: under the succession of makeweights and poor leaders that followed her Britain has gone "multi-cultural" and is now far advanced toweards the final collapse of society. I am glad she is not here to see this last decline, which we comment on in our book, Goodbye Britain, Goodbye America, available from our web shop.)

Regarding education, Margaret Thatcher stated: "In the British system, children are taught Christianity. They are taught a faith in school. It is a compulsory subject.  In my day, the schools were places where children learned the great hymns which stayed them the rest of their lives. Hymns, Prayers, Bible readings. It is really all locked together.

”These things pass into our bloodstreams. Even if your parents are not practicing Christians, or Jews, or what have you.  It is important that people realize that history is an enormous, great and wonderful story of the fantastic efforts of man in the face of great diversity. By looking at history this way, you see that man never lost faith, no matter how terrible things were." (Alan comments: The fact that hordes of semi literates are glad to see the end of our great leader proves the point. These numbskulls are created by the "non judgemental" teaching so loathed by all of sound mind, like Lady Thatcher. Christianity is no longer taught in schools in Great Britain. What you get instead is a mish-mash, a sort of pick and mix version of the world's faiths, all of them taught as if they are equally valid. This results in young people emerging into society confused, unguided and with no moral compass. The terrible effects of this are on view to all with eyes to see.) 

Concerned over the break up of traditional marriage, Mrs. Thatcher stated:
"Today, I am particularly concerned about the number of marriages that break up. And about the numbers of children that are born to single mothers. This is the greatest threat of all. Those numbers have gone up from 1950, both in your country and in mine.

”For centuries before that it stayed about the same. These things did happen to single mothers, but it was only about 5% of births.  In the post-war period, mothers were provided with houses, or flats and incomes. We hoped that would help the children.
But what we have done by this is not to relieve the problem, but to multiply it. Today, 30% of children in your country and mine are born to single mothers.

”We also find that the criminality factor in much higher in children with single mothers, for the reason that they've never been brought up against a stable background with a supportive environment.

”If there is one thing I cannot stand, it is...cruelty or abuse of children. It is the worst crime. It was in the New Testament that our Lord said, 'Anyone who harms these little ones shall have a millstone around his neck and sunk in the deepest sea.'" (Alan adds: The births to unmarried mothers are now about 50 per cent!)

The Iron Lady died at a time when the values that she fought for have long been forgotten, in a tide of political correctness and liberal media propaganda, not least from The Biased Broadcasting Organization, which would rather broadcast silenece that give a Conservative any airtime.

This June, in Dallas, I am speaking here: http://www.lamblion.com/events/events_llconf7.php

Afterwards I am touring, visiting Oklahoma,Tennessee and Missouri. My Powerpoint presentations feature subjects like the European Union – Final World Empire, the title of my first book, to Cults and Isms; True or False? and a look at what causes the decline and fall of nations: Goodbye America, Goodbye Britain. Both these last talks are also the titles of the two latest books I co-wrote with Pat and which are packed with information pertaining to the times we are in – the End Times.

Great leaders pass away. The greatest leader of all is soon to return. Want to know more? I’ll come and talk about Bible prophecy and the future history of the world if you are interested. And you should be! Get in touch via this website.

Finally, two of our readers have made pertinent comments about my article. First, here’s Justin from Northern Ireland: “The article is very good and accurate. I personally liked the Iron Lady but she did fail the Protestant people of Northern Ireland when she signed the Anglo Irish Agreement.

The Unionist people saw this as both a betrayal and also something shocking (due to the fact that she appeared to be bowing down to the Republican terror machine and yet she took no nonsense when it came to the Falklands invasion and the Iranian Embassy Siege).

It was also disappointing to the people of Ulster because many of our brave men and women fought and died for Great Britain (and continue to do so; I myself was in the Royal Navy and served in the Bosnian War) over the centuries and the British Government were yet again back-stabbing us at the drop of a hat!

On another note just while I'm e-mailing you. I was reading our local Northern Irish paper ' the Newsletter' yesterday and on page three there was a nearly full page article covering the Hindu holiday celebration in Belfast at the weekend. Not once did it mention that it was Hindu or even that it was religious.

Apparently there were 6000 people at it and it's getting bigger and more popular every year. I said to my wife Sharon years ago that the dark rulers of this world (Ephesians chapter 6 verse 12) would target this little fairly Christian country of ours. Also the Rainbow Project (gays etc) are gaining power and influence over here.

These are days that are getting darker, Alan, and I have no doubt things are worse spiritually in England than over here! It's heartbreaking, Alan, that people are so blind and don't know or want to know what is coming upon this world.

I will leave you with that beautiful Aramaic word - Maranatha - even so, come Lord

I agree 100 per cent with Justin. No leader is perfect, certainly not  Mrs. Thatcher, and it is true that pandering to terrorists always leads to deeper levels of trouble. I know all about Republican (Catholic) terror as I was the first reporter on the scene when the IRA blew up an Army mess in Aldershot, where I was Chief Reporter of the Aldershot News.

The bomb, aimed at officers, in fact killed five people, mostly cleaning ladies and helpers, and a Catholic priest who happened to be there. I went to all the funerals, saw the heartbreak of children who lost mums, then covered the police hunt for the cowardly thugs responsible.

I then covered their trials for weeks in court. What a pathetic bunch of inadequate young men they were. I did much of the reporting for the national press and TV stations at the time and got a lot of insights into the terrorist mindset, which always aims to get concessions when decent people try to make deals – a misguided thing to do. So yes, Justin, you are right.

This was part of my e-mailed reply: “Hello Justin, You got the main point, at the end of your e-mail!

I agree about Mrs Thatcher. She was raised as a Methodist, but they are a  long way from true Biblical Christianity. So what she got was the pale
afterglow of the faith once delivered to the saints.

We know that in the End Times Satan will go about like a roaring lion,  seeking whom he may devour. Many out there are serving themselves up for lunch. This means the Lord's return is close!”

Harry from Birmingham then e-mailed: “Alan, That is a great article. I agree that the Iron Lady was one of the great modern leader. There are many numbskulls around who apparently can't see that.  Do you know if Baroness Thatcher was saved?  Certainly she had strong beliefs that match certain key Biblical principles and commands.”

This was my response: “Harry, That's a difficult one and fortunately not a question I have to answer! I think she was brought up in a Methodist tradition and certainly accepted  the basic Biblical truths. However, that's a long way from being saved and
committing your life. If I were pressed, I would have to say" I doubt if she was saved."


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But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons...men who forbid marriage and advocate abstaining from foods which God has created to be gratefully shared in by those who believe and know the truth. (Forbidding to marry, as the Roman Catholic Church does, is a doctrine of demons.)
1 Timothy 4:1-3

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