Michael Hick Thank you & Tony Henfry Committee.
Strong friendship between Texas & U.K.
President of Compaq Computers
Lelter 1986—Come to Scotland
900 employees very happy
Nor indeed forsee [sic] —variations in price of oil
—collapse of belief in Communism.
Mark Twain [sic] —Never prophesy especially about the future
Recently—Women's party conference in London
Wife of Deputy Prime Minister of Czechoslovakia
Why had changes come about?
Staunchness of West in last 10 years
President Reagan / Bush Admin.
Prime Minister & govt. of Great Britain. [end p1]
1) Conviction ?in Freedom & Justice
Govt. serving the people
700 year-old Parliament
1215 No man shall be tried except by lawful judgment of his peers
Greatest written expression of liberty in American Constitution.
Give me your huddled masses yearning to be free.
2) Prepare to proclaim it—and [?] it & defend it. and never let down our guard.
3) Central Planning & Control—Out
—Standard of living
Now [? Crumbled].
Change from one to another is not easy
—People see the benefits & want them.
Pennies don't come from heaven
Have to be earned here on earth
This land of opportunity became the greatest in the world
Not because people merely demanded their rights
But because they rose to their responsibilities to themselves & their neighbours. [end p2]
Never had Socialism in this country
It is still a danger in & to Britain.
And has not been eradicated from Europe.
Our task is entrench those qualities
freedom under law, effort a& opportunity
We need the help of Conservatives Overseas take the requisite action now
Keep the U.S./U.K. alliance in all its strength
That at this critical time when our goal is nothing less than the extension of genuine democracy from Atlantic to the Pacific
We can continue to do that great work by standing together