Happy Thanksgiving!

I have to admit that having Obama for another four years in the White House, having Harry Reid serve as Majority Leader for another two to four years (at least) in the Senate, and having Israel poised on the brink of a major war with another Iranian proxy, doesn’t give me that warm, comfy feeling that I’d like for Thanksgiving.

Having said that, there is still so much for which I am thankful, ranging from the micro (my own life) to the macro (the world outside my home).

Starting small, I’m thankful for my family, including both family by blood and by marriage; for my friends in the “real” and the cyber worlds; for my health; for my dog who is a daily delight to me; for my lovely home; ; and for the delightful community in which I live. These people may have gotten the wrong end of the political stick, but they are still fine human beings.  I wish for them the blessing of an open mind.

And going big, I’m thankful that America, although a bit wobbly now, is still the land of the free and the home of the brave.  I’m thankful that Israel has an Iron Dome system and that she, unlike her enemies, believes that innocent lives are not cannon fodder.  I’m thankful that we have the best military in the world, not just because it is well armed, but because it is well staffed, with courageous men and women who willing undergo the rigors of training and service to help defend America.

We know that eight years of President Obama will change this country, but I’m also thankful for a Constitution that may work to prevent the “fundamental transformation” of a country that has been a shining beacon for so long.  I haven’t given up hope yet and the mere fact that all of you come here means that you haven’t either.  We still have a lot for which to be thankful, and many reasons for hope.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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  • ceruleanbill

    Personally, I think all of those wizened folks ‘running’ the house and senate should be retired….but that’s just me.  And sometimes, seeing who’s clawing up behind them to be the new Top Dawgs, I think Maybe not quite….yet. Under the theory of the devil you know…..

  • Caped Crusader

    Intolerant atheists chew on this:

    George Washington’s 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation

    Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me “to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:


    Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enable to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.

    And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions; to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have show kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best.


    Given under my hand, at the city of New York, the 3d dy of October, A.D. 1789.

    (signed) G. Washington

  • Old Buckeye

    Thankful I can get a dose of sanity and camaraderie here at the Bookworm Room. Thanks to all of you!

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com Ymarsakar

    Plymouth Colony tried socialism. People started starving, so they adopted help from foreigners.

    If this happens in America, something interesting may also happen.