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Thanksgiving Freedom

Thanksgiving

President Ronald Reagan famously noted, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” Prescient words to reflect upon considering what the Democrats and their leftist comrades are doing to this country.

Some still believe the left “means well” and loves the nation. Having been on the left, I would caution against that sentiment. The various rants by leftists and media even during this Thanksgiving week should clear up any confusion about their intentions. After all, it takes a lot of work to make sure that every single thing you do harms the country and ruins peoples lives. Even a broken clock is right twice a day. To be wrong & destructive 100% of the time takes real focus.

The Thanksgiving season especially triggers the woke bullies. They know it’s a quintessentially American holiday focused on gratefulness for what we have and how we got here. And the left can’t have that! Headlines leading up to the holiday revealed the left’s wish-fantasy of cancelling not just Thanksgiving as a holiday but also what it stands for. Bloomberg’s coverage reflected the trend suggesting, “Take a Moment to Remember a Forgotten Holiday” as though the ‘forgetting’ has been accomplished. Yeah, no. We know the media lives in a bubble on the coasts, and it’s not surprising that some in California and New York may have “forgotten” the holiday requiring gratefulness. But despite the Democrats effort to make our lives a hellscape, Thanksgiving and its influence is alive and well everywhere else in this country.

For leftists constantly in need of misery reinforcement, you have to hand it to MSNBC’s Joy Reid. She always says the quiet thing out loud, exposing an attitude of malevolence that the Democrats deny has infected their ranks. Her commentary about Thanksgiving revealed an unmitigated hatred for and resentment of this country by “unpacking the myth” of Thanksgiving: “It is a holiday riddled with historical inaccuracies, built on this myth that the indigenous welcomed their colonizers with open arms and ears of corn. A simplistic fairytale interpretation of a 1621 encounter between indigenous tribes and English settlers that erases the genocide that followed. It is the truth that Republicans want banned from our textbooks because here is the secret they want so desperately to keep: We are a country founded on violence. Our birth was violent.”

Moreover, she managed to bring in slavery, the Ku Klux Klan, and insisted we always choose violence over freedom.

Imagine being so miserable you decide this is your Thanksgiving message to the people who are watching you on TV. And they wonder why Americans, including liberals, have stopped watching the leftist networks.

We know her attitude is not based in reality, and every day we see more evidence that the people attempting to cancel the country itself are projecting their own personal agony onto the nation.

What these attitudes reveal is the fact that their efforts to change this country by defunding the police, making the military woke (and ineffective), instructing children to embrace racism and to hate themselves and others based on the color of their skin, seeking to out Americans against each other by condemning the nation as irretrievably bigoted, are not ideas and measures implemented by people who love the nation, this is an agenda meant to crush what they hate.

It’s like a batterer who, while beating up the woman he terrorizes, keeps telling her he does it because he loves her. We know that’s a lie, and yet the effort is to convince her that she deserves what he’s doing to her. Remember this if you ever find yourself slipping into believing the slander the Democrats spread about conservatives and those who reject the leftist agenda.

No country is perfect and certainly no human being is. But the United States has a particularly remarkable history in that while we were born with significant issues we have proven that we are determined to act on becoming a better country and a better people. The Civil War, of course, is a shocking and dramatic example of what Americans were willing to sacrifice to reject the scourge of racism and the slavery it excused.

The founding of the nation itself of course has become the singular beacon for freedom and happiness for people the world over. To this day, for good reason, we are the country that those who seek a better life strive to reach. It is a tremendous statement and it’s an act that is undertaken because we are the antithesis of the countries they are fleeing. Yet, there are plenty of people here who work to turn the United States into a clone of the totalitarian hellholes around the world from which millions of people continue to flee.

Thanksgiving and the holiday season that we are launching into reminds us of the importance of love, family, and the importance of the choices we make for the future. For conservatives, Thanksgiving is a year-round state of mind yet there are many things we take for granted because they seem unassailable. While heartbreaking, what’s happening to the country now must serve as an inspiration for Americans to step up, say enough is enough, and act on ending and reversing the vandalism Democrats have inflicted on us. Every generation of Americans have had to defend freedom and they have succeeded. So will we.


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John D. Beach
1 month ago

What liberal-democrats do not realize is that, merely being an offense to conservatives’s values, they are an offense to God.

David Smith
1 month ago
Reply to  John D. Beach

Take your religion and shove it. The Christian Taliban promoted Trump. You’re a bunch of hypocrites. Most professed religious Christians serve two masters, someone who they falsely claim as the son of god who might not have even existed and Trump.

Lynn
1 month ago
Reply to  David Smith

Take your hate cult and shove it

ejf
1 month ago

For decades every president pushed the KKK and white nationalism further into a corner. Then came Trump and he has mainstreamed them.

Barbara
1 month ago
Reply to  ejf

No your wrong. We have Obama to thank for that.

ejf
1 month ago
Reply to  Barbara

You’re kidding right?

Dan W.
1 month ago
Reply to  Barbara

I don’t recall Obama dining with that human slime a/k/a Nick Fuentes.

TomG
1 month ago
Reply to  Dan W.

No, but I remember him rubbing shoulders with Louis Farrakhan.

Dan W.
1 month ago
Reply to  TomG

Both Trump and Obama should have known better.

David Smith
1 month ago
Reply to  Dan W.

Trump may be even worse than Fuentes.

Regis
1 month ago
Reply to  ejf

TDS much, there, comrade?

Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  ejf

What a load of codswallop.

Sheryle
1 month ago

Beautiful. Thank you for putting in words why we love America.

Tom
2 months ago

There are ignorant people that believe that America was born out of violence.Defending life,liberty,,equal justice for all,with rights of property is not violence based.To fight for protection of the above or the implementation of the same constitutes righting a wrong.Americans are like a two sided razor sharp sword under glass with appropriate plack which says”Break glass use as needed return same” I see that a patriot is in the room and my ears wait for the sound of breaking glass. Wonderful article!!!

johnh
2 months ago

I pray that the Republicans come up with another POTUS like Ronald Reagan, who is the best POTUS in my lifetime.

Nick
1 month ago
Reply to  johnh

Most of Reagan’s stances would be too liberal these days to win the Dem nomination, let alone the GOP. Imagine someone of either getting away with declaring blanket amnesty for all undocumented immigrants. Believe me, I wish it were so!

ejf
1 month ago
Reply to  Nick

Reagan was for amnesty and universal healthcare. That puts him to the left of many democrats. Watch the Trump loyalists get mad at hearing the truth.

TomG
1 month ago
Reply to  ejf

Wrong. Sources,please.

Dave W.
2 months ago

Lots of great posts! Put Christ first in your life! He will deliver you from evil and give you strength and wisdom! I had the privilege and honor to serve under President Reagan as a US Marine. His leadership is much missed. I recommend A Time For Choosing. What Reagan warned us of is unfolding now!

J Salazar
2 months ago

For those who fought for it, for those who sacrificed for it, freedom has a sweetness, the protected can never know. Freedom is not free! The progressive left democrats have made inroads into our basic freedoms and moral values. America is not the country it was, six decades ago. There was a time when the Pledge of Allegiance was recited every morning, in school,and prayer was allowed in a moment of silence, to show gratitude for being able to live in the land of the free. Not so anymore! Yes, the 40th President of the Republic was surely right. Freedom, is not an inheritance and there are those who would take it away from us, in a heartbeat. Unfortunately, they dwell among us this very moment!

Kris
2 months ago
Reply to  J Salazar

Our. Small town school recites the Pledge of Allegiance every morning as a whole school.

ejf
1 month ago
Reply to  Kris

Wonderful but respecting the constitution means a lot more and Trump does not respect the constitution.

ejf
1 month ago
Reply to  J Salazar

The country is being destroyed by Trump and his loyalists. The constitution does not matter to him. He’s created a new norm of republicans refusing to congratulate their opponents when they lose and mocking anybody who doesn’t agree with him. Trump is an insult to the memory of Reagan.

Vi
1 month ago
Reply to  ejf

Wrong on all counts, troll.

Hal-
1 month ago
Reply to  ejf

You think Trump should have congratulated Biden’s victory in a rigged election. Yeah, that is just about the logic of a Commie DemocRat.

David Smith
1 month ago
Reply to  Hal-

You are a special kind aren’t you. Trump lost the election. He got fewer electoral votes. He refused to concede which shows he’s human scum. Worse he wants a civil war now. He’s voters are scum too. How can someone vote for someone who wants to turn a republic into a dictatorship? Trump wanted and still wants to be dictator.

Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  ejf

Please provide an example of Trump’s supposed disrespect for the Constitution.

Dan W.
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

Some might say not pulling the plug on the “Hang Mike Pence” crowd before they actually broke into the Capitol building.

Nick
2 months ago

No you won’t.

Bob
1 month ago
Reply to  Nick

Neither does Biden respect the constitution

Cheryl
2 months ago

Such a great article!

David Smith
1 month ago
Reply to  Cheryl

Nothing is great about that terrible article.

Paulletta Lovett
2 months ago

We need to remind others that Thanksgiving is a time to thank our God and Savior for all the blessings He has given us. And the list would go on and on. First of all salvation that He offers and then for our family and the freedom we still have here in our country.

ejf
1 month ago

I’m absolutely sick of Christians pushing their religion on others.

Michele Vice
1 month ago
Reply to  ejf

Christians don’t push religion on people. We’re here in case you want to know about Jesus Christ and our Lord God. True Christians are meek they just want to live day to day in peace with their loving father. If you seek God you will find him and then the trip after that is awesome God bless you.

David Smith
1 month ago
Reply to  Michele Vice

Another Christian lie.

David Smith
1 month ago
Reply to  Michele Vice

Everything you said is a lie. The biggest lie is calling them meek. They elected Trump who is nothing but a terrible bully who aggressively wants to be a dictator.

Hal-
1 month ago
Reply to  ejf

Hmm. It sees you prefer a predominately irreligious Nation to live in. From your posts it does appear that you have made you first honest post!!!! And I concur you should go where you feel unsick … and also reduce the sickness of others reading your posts!!

David Smith
1 month ago

You are brainwashed.

Jocie Taylor
2 months ago

Hopefully there’s enough good people left to turn it around and make it right get rid of the left or at least silence them

ejf
1 month ago
Reply to  Jocie Taylor

That’s genocide. It’s unbelievable that anyone would say such a thing about any political party.

Patricia
2 months ago

Well said !!

David Smith
1 month ago
Reply to  Patricia

Horribly said.

Pastor Ron
2 months ago

Ronald Reagan was not only a good President, but a great orator of American patriotism. Our family military history goes back to the Revolutionary War and my 3 son’s are decorated combat veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. These are my family who have believed in this country. But the time has come that my belief in this government is sadly lacking, but my belief in God is getting only stronger.

ejf
1 month ago
Reply to  Pastor Ron

Pastors backed Trump by huge margins which shows pastors on the whole are morally bankrupt.

Michele Vice
1 month ago
Reply to  ejf

I’m sorry you are in such pain.

Hal-
1 month ago
Reply to  ejf

You gotta be kidding!!! No one could be serious that had a normal brain. Ah .. now think I’ve stumbled on the accurate characterization of almost every post you make.

Michele Vice
1 month ago
Reply to  Pastor Ron

God bless you and your family. My father was in world war II. He was a sergeant. When he talked about freedom he would become so emotional that you could feel his energy. The energy that came from my fathers heart about our country would make me weep. I wept with pride and understanding because that’s the way it was back then. A love so great that lives were given for the freedom of every American. You know what I’m saying. I’d like to also say my grandson is a second lieutenant in the Marine corps and he’s just like my father. God bless you thank you for sharing

David Smith
1 month ago
Reply to  Pastor Ron

Reagan was the worst president of the twentieth century. The only worst president since 1900 is Trump.

Janet Labrum
2 months ago

I’m new to this and have probably missed discussions on my question here but what can concerned citizens do to help STOP what the left is doing to our country? It’s pretty obvious that “voting” for more responsible representation no longer works because the left has figured out how to control those outcomes, as well! Please direct me to ideas I can share with others I know who are like minded.

ejf
1 month ago
Reply to  Janet Labrum

The left isn’t doing anything. It’s by and large the far right who doesn’t accept election results and doesn’t congratulate winners. Trump and Lake said well before the election that they would only accept the outcome if they won. Reagan would with democrats and Trump hates democrats.

Vi
1 month ago
Reply to  ejf

Wrong. It is the left and their globalist puppet masters.

Hal-
1 month ago
Reply to  ejf

Balagna!!!!! …. OR ……Baloney!!! as you prefer.

Michele Vice
1 month ago
Reply to  Janet Labrum

Absolutely yes. Faith is the Hope of things not seen. Wisdom is knowledge. I have a plan. I am a senior citizen and I’m calling on seniors to do their part. What I’m going to do is sit with my children and my grandchildren. I’m going to share with them the the knowledge I have and how great America is. The history of our country, make sure they understand how very important it is to vote and how to vote. The glory of living in such a wonderful country. Teach them about checks and balances and how the legislature works. Never let this happen again because we the people will keep our eye on the White House and who is there. That is the purpose of my life I’ve discovered and that is the purpose of the seniors that choose this path. I suggest that you read history how the White House is run how voting began etc. This knowledge will enable you to plant your own seed and being apart of something bigger than yourself. We are a nation under God indivisible with liberty and justice for all. If you walk the walk and talk the talk of the America do it with both knowledge and minister and you could change the world God bless you.

Nick
1 month ago
Reply to  Michele Vice

Please teach them about the things that made America great in your younger years — massive government spending to create jobs, strong unions to preserve wages and benefits, tighter controls on the stock market, and CEO pay that was not so ridiculous compared with that of the average worker. Those are the things we’ve lost in the past half-century and I’m glad we have people like you who remember them.

James H
2 months ago

There are two kingdoms at war in America. The Left adheres to “deceiving spirits and doctrines of deamons”; the kingdom of Satan. God’s Kingdom is truth! His spirit leads us into truth. Truth sets people free!!

ejf
1 month ago
Reply to  James H

You are a liar. Even though the left and the right have most of the power, most Americans are in between. I’m sick and tired of religious hypocrites too. Reagan was far more similar to Biden than to Trump but of course Trump voters get angry when they hear that truth.

Hal-
1 month ago
Reply to  ejf

You aren’t by chance an looney institutional escapee????

Shirley
2 months ago

Such a well written and thoughtful piece. Thank you for stating what we all should remember-that bowing to those who would destroy us is never acceptable. We can and should stand up for ourselves and our country. We may not be perfect, but we’re still the best choice.

ejf
1 month ago
Reply to  Shirley

Religious Trump conservatives want to destroy America.

Hal-
1 month ago
Reply to  ejf

Hmm. I see you are using the ploy of accusing the opposition of doing exactly what your ilk would do and has done many times in the past.

Patriate Henry
2 months ago

Thank you. USA………

Marsha
2 months ago

You gotta love TRUTH;powerful article ❗

Vinnie
2 months ago

Democrats not Republicans or am i missing something here. “It is the truth that Republicans want banned from our textbooks because here is the secret they want so desperately to keep: We are a country founded on violence. Our birth was violent.”

Kim
1 month ago
Reply to  Vinnie

Go back and reread the paragraph. It was a quote from a far-left and generally stupid person, Joy Reid, who said that.

Patricia
2 months ago

Applaud your writers because they so deserve it! We are so happy we switched to AMAC from AARP when you first appeared years ago. It is a different America our grand children will have unless WE ALL STAND UP FOR GOD AND COUNTRY NOW????

ejf
1 month ago
Reply to  Patricia

I’m switching from AMAC to AARP after seeing so many extremists in AMAC.

Kim
1 month ago
Reply to  ejf

Something you neglect to appreciate, ejf, is the fact that the GOP is the “big tent” party. As an atheist myself, I still support the conservative platform. That includes sticking to the tenets of the Constitution, which, in the First Amendment, prohibits government recourse against me because of my religious beliefs, or lack of them. Conservative fiscal policy should be “top of mind” for every American since it is our hard-earned tax dollars that pay for everything. And that’s why we’re suffering with this outrageous inflation now, because of biden’s endless spending and ludicrous policies. The more money they extract from us citizens, the fewer our freedoms to spend our money where we might prefer. That’s why biden wants to double the number of IRS agents–to get more of our money. Nothing he does is right for this country.

The Constitution lists the few (“enumerated”) powers allowed the federal government, and turns other issues over to the states and individuals. That’s why the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, and left it up to each state to decide for itself how to handle abortion. The radical left cried wolf a few too many times when they pushed to the extremes, such as allowing abortion for women in the process of delivering the baby! The dems push and nudge and bully their way into every arena until someone finally pushes back and ends the nonsense. So, the dems brought the SC decision upon themselves, due to their radical support for brutal full-term abortion.

ejf
1 month ago
Reply to  Kim

If the GOP is big tent, then why is the leader of the party, Trump, mocking McCain, Romney, and many others as RINOs? Is that a big tent party?
Why does most all of the party fear Trump?

Kim
1 month ago
Reply to  ejf

Trump upset the apple cart. Not only was he a non-politician who won the presidency, but he also sports that sometimes brash, rough-tongued, bragging demeanor characteristic of some successful New York businessmen. It doesn’t bother me. Sure, he could be more careful with his words, but then we’d have to guess what he was really thinking…like we do for most other politicians.

RINO’s are career politicians who’s only interest is remaining in their seats, drawing a cushy salary and benefits, and not…upsetting the apple cart. They have done little to bring the nation back to some semblance of common sense and fiscal integrity.

Plus, Trump delivered on his promises and created the most prosperous economy this country has seen since…ever? His policies raised more than 10 million people out of poverty, and lowered the unemployment rates for black, Hispanics, and women to levels never seen before. These are facts the data support. Can’t argue with that kind of success. If Trump were the racist so many have accused him of being, he wouldn’t have bothered with inner city minority youth or school choice.

All these and many more successes for all Americans (not cherry-picked segments of the population offered handouts by the liberals in return for their votes) while faced with a battery or false accusations, conspiracies, lawsuits, impeachment proceedings, and fraudulent shenanigans on the part of the democrat-heavy FBI, DOJ, IRS, Hillary’s team, and, of course, the complicit media.

And then Covid hit. He was smart to accelerate vaccine research by building on similar research already established. That’s what brought treatments to the market much earlier than would have happened if they’d started from scratch. Trump thought it wise to contract with pharmaceutical companies and have them start bottling up vials of their vaccines before they had received approval from the FDA. One they did get approval, the vaccines were ready to be administered.

Don’t forget; the dems would love to see the end of the Constitution. They like to say it’s a living document, meaning they can alter it to suit their party’s will…pi55ing off a whole lot of people. That would be the next step toward destruction of the freest society on the globe. I don’t know about you, but there’s nowhere else I’d rather live. I wouldn’t be able to express my opinions in most other countries. Even here, though, with Facebook, Twitter (thank you, Elon), and just about all of the mainstream media unsupportive of Republicans and conservatism, America has seen the very dark side of unmitigated power.

Unfortunately, slightly more than half of the voters would rather have put all their marbles in the frail biden basket than to continue with a winner. Such is the power of the media, the power of persuasion, and very much the fault of public education, over decades, which has turned our youth into an army of servile utopians, still believing in the tooth fairy. Critical thinking has turned to dust, and all most people are interested in is appearance and lofty promises. I wish we were smarter than that.

ejf
1 month ago
Reply to  Kim

You’re giving Trump credit for the deeds of others and ignoring his faults. He is unnecessarily cruel to others and you write it off as being brash. He has has inappropriately touched many women and even sexually assaulted some, and has an extremely corrupt businesses empire which rips people off. Yet you blame the victims who were done wrong by him.

Trump is a dirty slimy corrupt politician who makes most other politicians look like saints in comparison. Trump wouldn’t even accept his own election defeat which was predictable since he started saying that well before he ran the first time. He has created numerous election deniers and losers who don’t even have the decorum to concede. The swamp is dirtier than ever thanks to Trump. He is a truly despicable evil person.

Kim
1 month ago
Reply to  ejf

“Blame the victims”? “Deeds of others”?

At least Trump wasn’t fondling and sniffing young girls as biden has done on camera. The new Congress will get to the bottom of the illegal dealings biden and his family have had with China and other countries eager to buy influence. There are few politicians who have lived a “clean” life; what matters is how that person follows through on improving the lives of most Americans. (What has biden done for you lately?) And there are many questionable procedures in counting the votes from 2020. The dems are the dishonest ones here.

If you can’t see past someone’s faults–who doesn’t have any?–and acknowledge that Trump did some great things for this country, then you’re blind and there’s no use continuing this conversation.

David Smith
1 month ago
Reply to  Kim

You are a pathological liar. Trump fondled, groped and raped hundreds. He threatened to ruin their lives if they came forward and he is rich and rich and powerful enough to make good on those threats. Instead you believe made up things about Biden which he never did. Biden has made a mistake of trying to appease republicans. It didn’t work in WWII and is not working now. Trump has more faults than the rest of the presidents combined and how he has used his power to avoid Jail is sickening.

Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Kim

Excellent summation.

Kim
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

Thanks, Joe. I just gave you an up vote. I’m pretty sure we both can name the person who gave you the negative vote…

Hal-
1 month ago
Reply to  ejf

Excellent idea. Throw your political garbage somewhere else. Thank you … and don’t worry, your postings will not be missed. You finally came up with a posting that has a true appeal!!!

ejf
1 month ago
Reply to  Hal-

AARP is better than small tiny tent AMAC which is far right extremist only apparently.

David Smith
1 month ago
Reply to  Patricia

The only thing you stand up for is Trump who wants to turn the country into a dictatorship.

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