Darn right we should be thankful! We have so much to be thankful for, but not for those friggin assholes in Washington that are constantly putting us in wars we have no business fighting OR for bailing out all the financial institutions that deserve to rot in hell and get pissed on daily till eternity OR for not regulating a damn thing allowing all of this crap to happen in the name of greed and power OR for allowing the Constitution to become nothing more than a distant memory of what once governed a great respectable nation. Not for those friggin assholes at the Fed who have allowed Greenspan's underhanded schemes to perpetuate into the greatest financial meltdown in history for the benefit of corporations and the elite. Not for those friggin assholes on Wall Street that control all the trading and "sophisticated" investments that have systematically raped every city, state, pension fund, 401(k) and your personal investment accounts for their benefit without any regard for any form of greater good.
Nah, we need to be thankful that we are Americans and have the great pleasure to live in a democracy that allows us freedoms that very few nations exhibit. You see, you still live in the greatest, richest, most powerful nation on earth. We need to be thankful for the many that fought and died for the right for us to be free. We need to be thankful for the select few brilliant men that risked their lives and left their homeland to come here and set up a nation governed by a few simple but brilliant rules. We need to be thankful to the generations before us that worked to build this country and make it great. We need to be thankful for the right to worship without persecution. There are so many core things that are so good about us and our nation.
Here's the problem. We have had it so good for so long and that has led to a few bad apples that wanted to cheat the system for their benefit. These few bad apples first set up the Fed, then they began manipulating gold prices, then oil prices, then the constitution, then presidents got involved and then it was out of control and today this country is a total friggin mess. It is broken.
Where were we, the citizens of this once great nation while our country was being destroyed? We were working along and living the good life without any worries ( that is if you were willing to work hard and took advantage of free education and an unbelievably ample source of good work - to those that were allowed to sit home and had 15 children and took advantage of the system I have little if any sympathy). It was near impossible not to succeed in America. They spoon fed us everything and lulled us to sleep. Think of a magic trick.Sleight of hand has been used to distract us from what was really going on. The richer we got the richer they got. It was great, till we all got too greedy. We took our eyes off of the ball and placed implicit (yet ignorant) trust in the government to "govern", and they IMHO did nothing but dole. They doled out favors to corporations and special interests for their personal gain forsaking the better good of the people and the republic.
So can the mess we are in now be fixed? There is only one way and it will involve great pain. You first must realize that as a nation we are bankrupt and have a dollar that is virtually worthless. Next you must realize that they have been destroying the very document that was meant to protect us from them, The Constitution of the United States Of America. A restoration of the Constitution, an overhaul for the federal government and abolishment of the Fed are all we need to do (for starters at least). It should be that simple.
"The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government." Patrick Henry - We were given this great document to respect and defend and "we the people" allowed it to be basically raped and pillaged. Power needs to be restored to the people. We must reclaim our nation. The fight is at hand. It will be here soon enough and this next election year should be one for the story books. The first step you can take is get involved more than ever and elect the right representatives. EVERYONE must vote and replace the whole lot (keep Ron Paul and a few others). "We must all hang together, or, assuredly, we shall all hang separately." Benjamin Franklin
"An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy; because there is a limit beyond which no institution and no property can bear taxation." John Marshall - Folks we have reached this limit. We are at the end of the rope. This Thanksgiving, please remember your country and be thankful for the founding fathers, the pilgrims, the soldiers and the generations before us that gave us all the wealth and prosperity we have today and then ask yourself what your role is in retaining these freedoms. What will our generation's part in the history of this great nation be? Will we be the ones that failed or will we be the ones that turned the tides of socialism and restored this democracy to its rightful owners? We should be thankful for the right to protest and fight for our rights, cause those rights will be tested in the near future.
I'm thankful that I have a great family, wonderful wife and children, my health, God, my pets and many other things. I am also thankful for my readers and this platform where we can share ideas and speak our minds.
God bless and have a great Thanksgiving and thank you for supporting this blog.
Links to read -
Spirit of America Liberty Quotes
Thanksgiving - wiki
THE FIRST THANKSGIVING at PLYMOUTH