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A British union flag flies at half staff atop Portcullis House, backdropped by Big Ben's clock tower in London, in respect for former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher who died Monday following a stroke at age 87.

Stutzman: Freedom lost a courageous leader today

Statement as issued Monday by U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-3rd, on the death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher:

“Freedom lost a courageous leader today. Lady Thatcher was a champion for free markets, limited government and individual liberty. She stood with President Reagan in staring down communism and made our world more free and prosperous as a result. Americans owe a great debt of gratitude to the Iron Lady for her friendship, loyalty to principle and determination to make Great Britain and the world a better place.”

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