Thursday, November 23, 2006


The United States is the only nation on the planet that sets aside a day to give thanks. The first Thanksgiving was a "thank you" to God. Today, though, much of the political climate does not want to admit this but we are a nation founded on basic Judeo-Christian ideals. (Note, ideals, not necessarily practices all the time.) Regardless, we still continue to celebrate our unique holiday.

Lest we forget, if our ideals disappear, the planet will revert to a far more savage place. Many of you won't want to hear this because you have been taught for the last 40 plus years that we are the "bad guys" and that we cause all the problems in the world. This belief is simply wrong. True, there are wars going on in many places but the percentage of people, across all races, creeds, etc. who have the opportunity to improve their standard of living, their education, has never been greater. In the past 60 years, more have experienced prosperity than have ever experienced it in the history of the human race.

Why is this so? A main reason is because the United States, a gigantic power, has chosen to use its influence to help stabalize the world, not rule it. If our economic system dominates, that is because it is the best designed so far that successfully benefits the most people.

So, this Thanksgiving Day, I wish all of you, your family and friends laughter, fun, good health, a delicious meal. I also hope with all my heart that you will take the time to thank our Creator (or whatever name you choose to use) for the privilege of living in a nation with standards that are desired by so many in the rest of the world. We are the shining light.

We have reason to be grateful, we really do.