U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today released the following statement on the passing of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher:
"The world has lost a powerful force for freedom, and one of the greatest leaders of our time," Sen. Moran said. "Margaret Thatcher helped shape Democracy's finest era as a tireless advocate for conservative ideas, free enterprise and human dignity. From transforming Britain into a place of economic opportunity, working with President Reagan to bring the Cold War to an end, and helping to forge the Coalition of the Gulf War, Margaret Thatcher shared and defended America's values -- moral, political and economic. From a shopkeeper's daughter to The Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher rose to the challenges of her time and shaped history in a way few leaders ever have. She continues to be, and will remain, an inspiration for all who dare to positively transform the world."