Jennie Augusta Brownscombe, The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth, 1914, Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Jennie Augusta Brownscombe, The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth, 1914, Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plymouth, Massachusetts  (from here)

UPDATED WITH LINKS TO THE THOUGHTS OF OTHERS ABOUT THANKSGIVING (Don’t forget to read the post of the original text below).

What is in a name? The name of something or someone tells us something about the one who names that object or person. Thus, the name Thanksgiving Day tells us that those who named that day set that day aside as a special occasion for giving thanks to God.

Did I just provoke a “duh”? Does what I just said seem too obvious? And yet there are those who say we were never a Christian nation.

What does it mean to give thanks to God? Why should we? Check out these posts.

As the week progresses, I will add more links. So please feel free to stop by as see what’s new. Also, please use the comment section to link to the Thanksgiving Day posts that you enjoy. Note that each comment will only accept a couple of links before it goes into moderation.

Here is the latest batch (26 Nov 2015).

Here are a couple more.

  • Thanksgiving 1789 ( – – If you have never read George Washington’s 1789 Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, please do.
  • Thanks ( — Here the blogger speaks of thanks. When people speak of evil few observe this passage.

    Ephesians 5:15-21 New King James Version (NKJV)

    Walk in Wisdom

    15 See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, 16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

    17 Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, 20 giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, 21 submitting to one another in the fear of God.

    Think about verse verse 20. We are to be thankful for all things. When we think of evil, we think of the awful things that happen in this life, but God, through all things, works for the salvation of our eternal souls.

And still a couple more.

Text Of The Original Post

Here is a Thanksgiving Day post with a political bent. I suppose some will find it inappropriate, and perhaps they are right. However, we live in “interesting” times. As I look into the future I wonder how long it might be before Americans cease to celebrate Thanksgiving Day.

had an “interesting” op-ed in the Washington Times on Friday.

While France remains in a state of shock over the ISIS terrorist attacks in Paris, they are also most likely confused and disappointed over President Obama’s declaration that there will be no fundamental change to his current policy and strategy to “now contain and defeat ISIS.” During his Nov. 12 remarks in Antalya, Turkey, Mr. Obama appeared to be petulant and arrogant when responding to legitimate reporter’s questions, perhaps a “crack” in the carefully constructed veneer that has concealed his true character and now has been exposed. However, on Nov. 17, The New York Times editorial board quickly came to the rescue by declaring that Mr. Obama “hit the right tone” in his remarks.

But his remarks should leave no doubt that he has a far-reaching strategy. That strategy is embedded in his declaration to fundamentally transform America. Actually, the way we are restricting our operations in the Middle East today has its roots in America’s transformation. Those who say the administration is incompetent — are wrong. With the complicity of our congressional leadership and the mainstream media, the administration has executed their strategy brilliantly. (continued here)

Lyons goes on to make the case that President Barack Obama is a Muslim sympathizer, that his actions are illegal, unconstitutional, and treasonous. Is Lyons correct? Well, I think too much of what Obama has done is illegal, unconstitutional, and treasonous. Nonetheless, we elected that man twice. He may have gone beyond what his supporters want, but what Obama has done should not have surprised anyone.

Thus, observations of Obama’s treachery against America’s people, laws, and traditions raise a far-reaching question, one that should terrify us more than a treasonous chief executive.

What possesses so many people in this nation to support the illegal and unconstitutional acts of our treasonous president?

From time-to-time I write a post on the dangerous ideology that is multiculturalism. Why is multiculturalism dangerous? Multiculturalism posits that all cultures are equally good and have equal value. That is delusional, but many of us share that delusion. As proof, I offer the simple observation that we have not properly defended the American culture. We have not defended our culture from treacherous influences within our society or from the militant cultures outside of America. We have let people we don’t know and don’t trust teach our children and grandchildren utter nonsense.

Consider. Is there a fundamentally unique American culture of extraordinary value? Some say no, and those people argue their position fervently. However, to argue that the American of 1776 did not contain a unique and blessed people is absurd. To propose that the Americans of 1776 did not understand they were fighting for something of great value, trying to carry their culture and their beliefs into the future, requires profound blindness.

The Americans of 1776 knew they were fighting for something special, and many gave their lives in defense of the American people and our culture — our shared beliefs. Moreover, subsequent generations have done the same.  Only this generation has been foolish enough to elect a man who clearly does not love America.

So what are the fundamental pillars of multiculturalism?  Perhaps they are ignorance and arrogance. Are some people so ignorant of our history and of what has made America unique that they are only Americans by birth? Are others so self-absorbed that they think that only what they believe matters, that everything else is just the stupid ideology of ideologues? Perhaps. Yet most Americans will still joyfully celebrate Thanksgiving Day. Why? Where did this holiday come from?

With ferocious enthusiasm, some, such as our current president, proclaim America is not a Christian nation. Thanksgiving Day says it is, at least once it was. Therefore, when we sit down to eat our Thanksgiving Day meal, let us first remember to pray and give thanks. Let us remember to thank the beneficent God that gave us this wonderful country. Let’s ask Him for the wisdom to understand, to cherish and to protect what He has given us.


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