This Thanksgiving, as is the case every Thanksgiving, I was endlessly grateful for the many blessings in my life.
I make it a habit every day to count my blessings. As far as I’m concerned, that’s the surest road to happiness. However, Thanksgiving makes me think longer and harder about the blessings in my life, so I’ll share with you my many thanks. I didn’t get a chance to write this before or during Thanksgiving, but being a day late doesn’t change my sentiments.
I am thankful for. . .
President Trump. Our president fights for the things in which he believes and he’s proven over the past two years that he believes in the idea of America and he believes in the American people, regardless of race, color, creed, sexual orientation, or country of national origin. If you value America and the Constitution, he and I value you.
Borders. Without borders, there is no nation, there is just chaos. And with regard to that, I’m reading Steven Pinker’s The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, which strongly reminds me that one of the key ingredients for low levels of violence is a stable nation-state with strong borders, a reliable legal system. Add in our American constitutional notions of due process of law and individual liberty, and you’ve got the best possible living situation if you wish to be free of violence.
Rain. The rain finally came to Northern California yesterday, quenching the fires and cleaning the air. I am so grateful.
Being an American. If you want to know what real privilege is, it’s not about being born white or male or whatever other mantra Proggies are now claiming. It’s about being born American. A constitutional America is the greatest place in the world in which to live. [Read more…]