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Giving Thanks for the Blessings of Life and Liberty

JAY SEKULOW, ACLJ It’s the time of year in America when we gather with loved ones to celebrate Thanksgiving. As Americans we have so much...

Pilgrims’ Thanksgiving to God

American Minute with Bill Federer On NOVEMBER 21, 1620 (NS), the Pilgrims signed the Mayflower Compact and began their Plymouth Colony. Of the 102 Pilgrims, only...

Thanksgiving With a Dollop of Politics on the Side

LLOYD MARCUS, THE UNHYPHENATED AMERICAN Over the Thanksgiving weekend, I caught two police drama TV shows in which a young woman called her man her...

Thanksgiving Day thoughts, 2017

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Thanksgiving Day is the traditional American holiday when we are given the opportunity to pause from our normal routines and take...

Gratitude and Thanksgiving

BY T.F. STERN This morning London, my granddaughter, came over to greet me as I reviewed the latest headlines in the news on the internet. ...

Let us observe Thanksgiving on December 9.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Whereas the Honourable the General Congress, impressed with a grateful sense of the goodness of Almighty God ... hath thought proper ......

Lincoln—National Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving ... no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to...

Thankful for a Fourth Grade Play

LEE WISHING, THE CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES Did you ever learn anything profound from a fourth grade play? I did yesterday. I took an hour...

My Imperfect Thanks

GARY L. WELTON, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES Christian psychologist David Myers, in his writing and speaking about happiness, has suggested that long-term human happiness...

Thanks, But…

BY ALAN CARUBA I know that Thanksgiving is the day we are all supposed to review a list of all the things for which we...

Out Of Small Beginnings

Thanksgiving During the winter of 1623, the Pilgrims subsisted for a time on a daily ration of five kernels of parched corn. The tradition of...

Tom Jefferson and Tom Turkey?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP 1.) “Whereas it becomes us humbly to approach the throne of Almighty God, with gratitude and praise, for the wonders which his...

The Broken Nutcracker Ornament

BY T.F. STERN I thought I'd share a Christmas story with you. It requires a bit of historical background to put it in perspective. Starting out...

Plymouth and the Defamation of Christian Character

BY ANDRÉ FRENCH I am simply disgusted. Hi atop Cole’s Hill, overlooking Plymouth Harbor, stands an enormous bronze statue of Massasoit, the chief of the Wampanoag...

Gen. Andrew Jackson: Battle of New Orleans & Unerring Hand of Providence

American Minute with Bill Federer Though the War of 1812 was effectively over two weeks earlier with the signing of the Treaty of Ghent, December...

Gen. Andrew Jackson: Battle of New Orleans & Unerring Hand of Providence

American Minute with Bill Federer Though the War of 1812 was effectively over two weeks earlier with the signing of the Treaty of Ghent, December...

Our Pilgrim Legacy

BY ANDRÉ FRENCH When most Americans entertain the relevance of the Plymouth Pilgrims, images of turkeys and Indians are conjured up. There they are, sitting...

What do We Have to be Thankful for?

BY SELWYN DUKE Among the beautiful messages in the 1937 film Captains Courageous is one relating to thankfulness. When spoiled rich kid Harvey says to...

Should the President authorize Thanksgiving?

Careful leaders respect the limits on their authority. "… every one must act according to the dictates of his own reason, and mine tells me that civil powers alone have been given have been given to the President of the United States, and no authority to direct the religious exercises of his constituents."

The Pilgrims Were Thankful They Abandoned Communism

THANKSGIVING, LIBERTY COUNSEL Washington, DC – As we celebrate Thanksgiving, we should examine what lessons can be learned from the first Thanksgiving celebration. One little...

Thanksgiving Ushers in the Christmas Season — T.F. Stern

By T.F. Stern, My folks, bless their twisted taste buds, had a Thanksgiving Eve tradition, and still do; they’d serve oyster stew for dinner.  I’m...

Providential Destiny and Duty or Not?

BY STEVE FARRELL Was the establishment of the United States, this ‘light on the hill’ republic, an event of mere chance or was it a...

It’s the Holiday Season Without Andy Williams

PAUL G. KENGOR, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES It was shortly before Thanksgiving. I was in the kitchen washing dishes when I heard my first...

Counting our Blessings this Thanksgiving

MATTHEW CLARK, ACLJ As Americans we have immense freedoms and enjoy great blessings. This year at the ACLJ we have a lot to be thankful...

Lincoln’s Sacrifice—André French

By André French Not so hidden among the volumes in my library is a shelf devoted to my favorite American, Abraham Lincoln. Many a birthday...

Be Thankful—Father Frank Pavone

BY FR. FRANK PAVONE This week we observe Thanksgiving Day. We rejoice in the God who has given us life and freedom. The Founding Fathers...

National Day of Prayer, “One Nation Under God”

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, LIBERTY COUNSEL Washington, DC – Today during the National Day of Prayer, we continue a long tradition of acknowledging the blessings of God,...

The First National Thanksgiving Proclamation

American Minute with Bill Federer In order to thank God for the First Amendment, which was passed a week earlier by Congress, President George Washington...

On Thanksgiving: Remember the Great Author of Liberty

By Steve Farrell In 1970, as a seventh-grade student, I remember the thrilling inspiration I felt as I studied the lives and words of the...

A Day of ‘Public Thanksgiving and Prayer’

Edwin J. Feulner, Heritage Foundation Most of us have heard or read at least part of Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving proclamation at some point. But even...