In most of the commentary written about the late Margaret Thatcher, little has been said about her strong Christian faith.
A British blog notes that Thatcher's faith was "the foundation of her political program and the bedrock of her conviction for less government, lower taxes, more freedom and greater personal responsibility."
In 1988, at the height of her power, she gave a speech at the general assembly of the Church of Scotland. She said, "We must not profess the Christian faith and go to church simply because we want social reforms and benefits, or a better standard of behavior, but because we accept the sanctity of life, the responsibility that comes with freedom and the supreme sacrifice of Christ."
Read more about this great lady in my column today in your paper, or at various online sites including Townhall.com.
I'm Cal Thomas.
Publication date: April 11, 2013