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Happy Thanksgiving: Wishing you and your families a blessed and safe Thanksgiving.



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Federer: “Squanto … was a special instrument sent of God for their good beyond their expectation”-Pilgrim Governor William Bradford

Of 102 Pilgrims that landed on the shores of Massachusetts in November of 1620, only half survived till Spring. In the Spring of 1621, as recorded by Pilgrim Governor William Bradford in his Of Plymouth Plantation: “About the 16th of March, a certain Indian came boldly amongst them and spoke to them in broken English … His name was Samoset. … He told them also of another Indian whose name was Squanto, a native of this place, who had been in England and could speak better English than himself …” Samoset’s initial visit to the Pilgrims was recorded in Mourt’s Relation, written by Edward Winslow and Governor William Bradford in 1622: “Friday the 16th a fair warm day towards; this morning we determined to conclude of the military orders, which we had begun to consider of before but were interrupted by the savages, as we mentioned formerly; and whilst we were busied hereabout, we were interrupted again, for there presented himself a savage, which caused an alarm.

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Rush Limbaugh: The lesson is — The True Story of Thanksgiving is — that William Bradford and his Pilgrim community were thanking God for the blessings on their community after the first miserable winter of a documented failure brought on by their attempt at fairness and equality, which was socialism.”

Don Surber is a retired newspaperman: The Pilgrims were devoted to God. They left behind everything they knew to make a journey in a small, crowded ship across a storm-tossed sea to a land unknown. They truly were Pilgrims and their pilgrimage showed a faith in the Lord that should shame us all. In God they trusted and with God they succeeded.

Melanie Kirkpatrick  Fox News digital: “Amid all the political and cultural turmoil with which we live today, it’s sometimes easy to lose sight of our country’s many blessings. Thanksgiving Day is a good moment to reflect on the words of Benjamin Franklin, who called Thanksgiving a day of ‘public Felicity’ in which Americans give thanks, above all, for our ‘full Enjoyment of Liberty, civil and religious.’ That was 1785. Franklin’s words apply no less equally today.”


Adam  Ellwanger contributor to American Conservative: To whom do we give thanks? Do we give thanks at all? Not really. We myopically reflect on the individual items and moments that gave us joy or sustenance. Few of us consider our general state of providence. We see the things we are thankful for as isolated reprieves from a life we too often view as difficult, tragic, or unfair. Most of us remain oblivious that life in America today—even for the least “privileged” among us—entails a bounty of blessings that would have been unimaginable to our ancestors. This obliviousness is a mark of ingratitude.

Dr. Bruce Smith retired history professor and contributor to Canada Free Press: Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, we in the West have not had to worry much about famine and starvation. These days when there are shortages and disruptions on the supply system, instead of Mother Nature being the problem, we know it’s much more likely to be politicians and socialist planners who bear the blame. But still, we should remember it as a season of gratitude for what we have, be it more or less than years past. When the skies lowered and the days became noticeably shorter, our ancestors naturally turned to feelings of gratitude for another harvest that would make life possible through the coming winter. We would do well to do the same. In uncertain times, every season should be a season of gratitude.

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