Thursday, December 3, 2009


I think we've been through a period where too many people have been given to understand that if they have a problem, it's the government's job to cope with it. 'I have a problem, I'll get a grant.' 'I'm homeless, the government must house me.' They're casting their problem on society. And, you know, there is no such thing as society. There are individual men and women, and there are families. And no government can do anything except through people, and people must look to themselves first. It's our duty to look after ourselves and then, also to look after our neighbour. People have got the entitlements too much in mind, without the obligations. There's no such thing as entitlement, unless someone has first met an obligation

Margaret Thatcher (1925 - ), talking to Women's Own magazine, October 31 1981

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Luckily Ms Thatcher did not really market herself as a Christian with that mouth. I hope you aren't bashing scripture along with her because you do advertise your Christian affiliation. If you are, you need to read Matthew again before condemning your soul to eternal hell because that sentiment sits exactly at Christ's LEFT hand and no where near a place a Christian should ever find themselves.