It's the 200th anniversary of William Gladstone's birth. Though Gladstone is the namesake of a small Michigan town, that was not, in fact, his biggest contribution to the world. As a British parliamentarian and prime minister, Gladstone pursued policies to uphold individual freedom and personal responsibility. Michigan could use more statesmen like that.
To learn more about Gladstone's life and ideas, check out Larry Reed's article.
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