VIDEO: Sarah Palin Tells the Margaret Thatcher Story in which Thatcher Throws Down the Gauntlet of Hayek’s The Constitution of Liberty at a Meeting of the British Conservative Party

Transcript of Sarah Palin speaking at CSU-Stanislaus, June 25, 2010:

There’s an anecdote about Margaret Thatcher, who’s a big fan of America, she was a good friend of Ronald Reagan’s remembering, she agreed with this enshrinement of God given liberty. It’s said that during a meeting about the British Conservative Party’s best course of action to take during an economic crisis in the seventies that she was arguing with some so called political pragmatist who was arguing in favor of a third way between free market capitalism and socialism and before he was even finished Margaret Thatcher reached into her purse and pulled out a copy of Hayek’s The Constitution of Liberty and she slapped it on the table and she says, “this is what we believe in, this Constitution of Liberty.”

And in that same way, every American should and could whenever she or he is challenged to define what America really stands for? That American should be able to pull out a copy of our very own Constitution of Liberty and say, “this is what we stand for, this, is what makes us different.”

The discussion begins at about 12:40 in the speech: 

1 comment to VIDEO: Sarah Palin Tells the Margaret Thatcher Story in which Thatcher Throws Down the Gauntlet of Hayek’s The Constitution of Liberty at a Meeting of the British Conservative Party

  • My concern with Palin is that she often seems to think that voting against her and voting for Obama is somehow synonymous with failing to stand for a Constitution of liberty.

    To quote Dan Crawford, “I am not a libertarian because I believe in freedom and property rights, and I’d like to minimize government coercion”

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