Let Us Give Thanks…

On this Thanksgiving Day of 2013, it is important that we gather our families around us and give thanks for the simple things that motivate our lives: our families and friends; our faith and the daily rewards of our own hard work.  We celebrate life on this day with great food and drink, and the occasional football game in the yard or on the television.  Many of us also stop at some point during the day to remember those who have gone before us and those we have lost.

It is increasingly common these days to approach a holiday like this one with trepidation.  A number of those among us struggle with the consequences of the foolish and harmful policies that emanate from D.C. on an almost daily basis.  Good jobs are increasingly hard to find, while the prices of essential items continue to climb.  The threats to our freedoms posed by our own government hang like a dark cloud over our heads.

If you are like me, you are angry at the harm done to America and Americans by a government that no longer serves its country’s interests.  But you are angrier yet at a population of voting adults who have aided, and in many cases cheered this process, seemingly happy to trade their liberty for the illusion of security, and unaware of the consequences.

So on this day, I would like to stop and remind those Americans who, like me, keep faith with and give thanks for the roots from which rose our exceptional America, of the reasons why we should continue to work to one day see the restoration of all that was once so great about our nation:

  • Americans who believe in their rights to liberty and private property still outnumber the statists who are working to take them from us
  • The Second Amendment continues to this day, and remains, as George Washington once said, “…the people’s liberty teeth”
  • Americans use this divine right – the licensed hunters of just three states would together comprise the largest standing army in the world
  • Statism of every stripe across all of history has always met with failure
  • Examples of the impending failure of statism are all around us (Solyndra, Detroit, Obamacare, etc), and all we need do is point them out
  • The cult of personality built around our illegitimate President is disintegrating under the weight of ideological overreach
  • The time for real Americans to step forward grows nearer with each new statist failure and national crisis

This is my short list.  You are welcome to make your own additions in the comments. For my part, I am thankful for this community of like-minded patriots who together keep the constitutional flame of liberty lit, for the day when our flame can be returned to light the torch of national pride in our exceptional nation.

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LC TerribleTroy
LC TerribleTroy

You are correct. At this moment in time we have the opportunity to influence the LIVs within our personal spheres. The administration has literally published talking points meme’s to support a campaign that wants socialists to “start a conversation” at the dinner table. Luckily for me, I only have two socialists in my family and they are “sick” this year… Read more »

Emperor Misha I
Emperor Misha I

In addition to your most excellent points, I would like to give thanks for somebody who has not yet appeared, something which has not yet happened, yet something which nature’s laws compel to happen at some point. Also because I don’t want to be the umpteenth guy to say thank you: I would like to say thank you, to be… Read more »

angrywebmaster
angrywebmaster

2 years ago was the first thanksgiving without my father. This was the first thanksgiving without my mother. Both had very long and fulfilling lives, but we all miss them. I just returned from my cousin’s apartment on Beacon Hill, (Snooty end of Boston), where we had thanksgiving dinner with his son, wife, my sister and brother inlaw. My cousin’s… Read more »

LCBren
LCBren

We dont have Thanksgiving here, but after the news I received, I give thanks for all of you. GM Roper, a conservative blogger, a good and kind man, loved by many , left us two days ago. I remain thankful for the family that will care for his widow, I give thanks for the many hours he spent trying to… Read more »

LC Jackboot IC/A
LC Jackboot IC/A

Here in the beautiful Hill Country of the land that the Good L-rd in his wisdom gave to a special breed, TEXAS, it’s easy to give thanks. For myself finally escaping the state’s chancre of a city called Austin, I am truly blessed. Yes, we don’t know who, when or where that Tree of Liberty will start being refreshed in… Read more »

I am incredibly grateful for this place. The knowledge that there are patriots out there who will see this nation through the coming dark times is a comfort. Thank you all, and remember: if we don’t abandon Him, He won’t abandon us.

LC Ohio Right Wing Nut
LC Ohio Right Wing Nut

I too am thankful for the Rott and that Troy wasn’t talking about our Emperor not having clothes….*shudders*

LCBren
LCBren

I too am thankful for the Rott and that Troy wasn’t talking about our Emperor not having clothes….*shudders*

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LC Jackboot IC/A
LC Jackboot IC/A

LC Ohio Right Wing Nut @ #:I too am thankful for the Rott and that Troy wasn’t talking about our Emperor not having clothes….*shudders*

Ahem……not going there. Crunchie you still having those nightmares?

LC TerribleTroy
LC TerribleTroy

So anyway….. Had a pretty good turkey day this year….although it was a little boring……the police didnt even have to come out this year…….or the fire dept. I must be getting old……

LC Gladiator
LC Gladiator

America, have you had ENOUGH yet ? . . The Corruption and Lies of KING Obama Fast & Furious SEAL Team 6 Aid and comfort to the enemy Obamacare would save the avg family $2500 per year Forcing businesses to violate their religious beliefs Violating the rights and sanctity of our Churches Obamacare web site-cronyism NSA/EPA/IRS acting as Obama Gestapo… Read more »

Darth Venomous
Darth Venomous

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I hereby decree that LC Brendan be placed in the same category as BC & Radical Redneck…that being “openeth not his links without copious amounts of liquor/brain bleach”… :em06:

LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.

Emperor Misha I @ # 2: And AMEN!

LC Gladiator @ # 11: Excellent collection.

HempRopeAndStreetlight
HempRopeAndStreetlight

Well, I’m thankful for my grandnieces and nephews – those little kids make me wish I’d found a decent lady had my own. And for my brother’s wife’s cooking. And for Southern Comfort and Coke. And ice cubes.

LCBren
LCBren

Darth Venomous: High praise indeed :em05: