‘When, from the long distance of a hundred years, they shall look back upon us, they shall know, at least, that we possessed…gratitude for what our ancestors have done for our happiness.’
‘We have long endeavored to secure the celebration of this great festival upon the same day in every American State and Territory, so that it might be a National Holiday.’
Whether we feast on turkey, seafood, or barbecue, may Thanksgiving 2019 enable us to count our blessings today, give thanks for the good in our past, and strengthen us for tomorrow.
Americans have an annoying knack for purging holidays of their true meaning, and Thanksgiving is no exception.
On the 500th anniversary of Hernán Cortés’ meeting with Montezuma II, the conquistador deserves a reconsideration, not cancellation.
For the American Founders, unalienable rights—not property—was the overarching concept. How is this so hard for modern scholars to grasp?
Bruno Dey’s twice-weekly, two hour sessions of questioning demonstrate to the watching world the face, and the consequences, of hatred.
The honest weight of historical records rests with these being Christian traditions, and not even from Celtic areas. These are not derivatives from Samhain and never have been.
While extradition of those on trial provoked this year’s protests, it is a movement for democracy that is at the heart of the demonstrations.
No government has murdered, tortured, imprisoned, and terrorized more of its own people than communist China, and it’s not even close.
The president was right. First, they came for the Confederates, and then they very quickly came for everyone else, the Founders included.
On September 30, 1949, the U.S. and her allies completed their mission to rescue the people of Berlin from starvation and stave off the spread of Communism.
If America was created for capitalism and liberty, the USSR’s founding idea was state control, of which slavery—or serfdom, as it is known in Russian context—was the inevitable result.
‘Now people are forgetting. Every year that goes by, it’s less and less that people remember.
We’ve done a better job remembering Pearl Harbor than 9/11.’
Did my ‘shipmates’ in the Pentagon sacrifice their lives for the political morass that has gripped this nation for the last two years? I sincerely hope and pray their sacrifice was not in vain.
How could a woman made deaf and blind from an illness in early childhood possibly advocate for the killing of those born with the same disabilities?
The lesson of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact must never be forgotten: fascism and communism are birds of a feather and culpable of some of the worst atrocities in human history.
Without early Americans’ entrepreneurial spirit and ingenuity, today’s Americans may not be able to enjoy the kind of prosperity and comfort we often have taken for granted.
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