Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving

I want to wish each of you a Wonderful Thanksgiving. I hope that all of your families, friends and loved ones are together and doing well. I hope all of you will give some thought to all the things you have to be thankful for on this day before you sit down for the feast. One of our local radio stations ask a question of the week. This week it was, "In ten words or less, what are you thankful for?" I couldn't begin to tell what I'm thankful for in ten words or less. Lets also give some thought to what life was like for the people that attended the First Thanksgiving feast. Don't forget to say a prayer for those that can't be at home today because they are serving their country overseas. It doesn't matter if we support or oppose the war, we should be able to put that aside for one day. If you don't quite have that feast prepared you might want some help.

From the Schantz House to Your House, Have A Happy Thanksgiving

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

3 Comments:

Blogger The Sovereign Editor said...

I'm thankful to live in the land of the free.

And each time our government takes some of that away, a small part of me dies.

The Von Mises Institute has an article on Property and the First Thanksgiving that's worth a read. The way the history reads, the Pilgrims, due to a communist system that had been imposed upon them by their colonial charter, had nearly starved themselves to death. I wrote about pretty much the same thing, too, so I won't bother to link to mine.

Have a very happy Thanksgiving.

10:42 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Hmm. I think the Pilgrims nearly starved to death because they were not prepared for the harsh winter, didn't understand the local crops, and had no stores or supplies to fall back on as they would have had in their native country.

"Communism" was invented in the 19th century and the first T-giving was in the 17th century, by the way, mr. editor.

4:54 PM  
Blogger The Sovereign Editor said...

Ummmm.... 1623 is in the 17th century.

Please review William Bradford's journal before declaring me a heretic. I do not just make this stuff up.

Bradford wrote "[B]y taking away property, and bringing community into a common wealth... this community was found to breed much confusion and discontent, and retard much employment that would have been to their benefit and comfort. For young men that were most able and fit for labor and service did repine that they should spend their time and strength to work for others men's wives and children without recompense ... that was thought injustice."

How would you define a system in which property is communally owned and people are not entitled to all of the fruits of their own labor?

9:05 AM  

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