I think it says something about the American character that the quintessential American holiday is one that sees us gathering with family and friends to give things for the many blessings in our lives. I know that I certainly have a lot to be thankful for. In my personal life, I’m blessed with a loving family, good friends (including all the wonderful friends I’ve met through my blog), a comfortable home, good health, more than enough food, and activities I enjoy.
On a larger scale, although I find the political scene depressing, good things are happening there too. Conservatives have been shaken from their complacency and are making changes. Andrew Brietbart and two 20 somethings have practically destroyed ACORN, a handful of hackers exposed the great sham of man-made global warming, the activists on the Nobel Prize Committee finally made people realize that the award is a joke, and our President and our Congress, who could have proceeded slowly and with great stealth, were so overcome by hubris that they may finally have overplayed the Leftist hand.
In the political world, we still have many, many travails facing us. Overplayed hand or not, the Democrats can inflict massive amounts of damage both at home and abroad. The fact remains, though, that we, as Americans, are finally understanding what’s happening. And just as normally complacent conservatives are on the move, I do believe that the even more complacent apolitical American middle will rise up and reassert those core values that still live in the American soul.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!