Statement of Jim Conzelman President & CEO of The Ripon Society On the passing of Margaret Thatcher

“The Ripon Society mourns the death of Margaret Thatcher. She was one of the giants of the 20th century, a leader who understood that the tide of history must always flow in the direction of freedom.”

The Ripon Society is a public policy organization that was founded in 1962 and takes its name from the town where the Republican Party was born in 1854 – Ripon, Wisconsin. One of the main goals of The Ripon Society is to promote the ideas and principles that have made America great and contributed to the GOP’s success. These ideas include keeping our nation secure, keeping taxes low and having a federal government that is smaller, smarter and more accountable to the people.