Happy Thanksgiving!

In a Thanksgiving entry from last year, I posted some items that pertain to the meaning of this holiday. I especially liked the following column by the prolific and beautiful conservative writer Michelle Malkin:

Thanksgiving Prayer 2002

(For another annotated version of Michelle’s column, go here.)

Here's a column from last year by CassandraWalker:
Don't wait to be thankful

And from our good friend Rush:
An Undoctored History Lesson About Thanksgiving

And what did rock star Ted Nugent have to say last year?
America Rocks! The Greatest Country the world has ever known

This is what the Wall Street Journal editors said:
Let's give thanks for America

A news report from my state's premier conservative web publication:
Immigrant Religious Extremist Group Signs Manifesto (1620)

And here is what our past American leaders said about the meaning of tomorrow:

Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1789 - George Washington
Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1863 - Abraham Lincoln

William Bradford, 1650:
History of Plymouth Plantation

During recent months and years--within the Blogosphere, within our local, national, and international politics, and within the public arena--there has been a great deal of arguing, attacking, flaming, antagonism, and ill will that has been expressed by many individuals and groups.

But now is not the time for angst, worry, or overwhelming frustration with others, or with the contemporary issues and problems facing our country, our community, or our lives. Now is the time to give thanks - To give thanks that we live in a society in which we can have these debates and discussions legally and freely, and in which we can praise or protest the policies and policy-makers that affect our society and our lives today. And it is a time to give thanks to our brave current and former soldiers - those who sacrifice their time, services, livelihoods, and sometimes, a great deal more - to defend our country and our citizenry. And above all, it is time to give thanks to our Lord and Creator - for all that he has done - for us, for our nation, and for the world in which we live.

Have a great Thanksgiving - and may your holiday be cheerful and pleasant. Best wishes to you and yours for an enjoyable and safe holiday weekend as well.


(And don't eat too much turkey... ;-)

Posted by Aakash at November 26, 2003 11:21 AM