What We Are Thankful For

Like most conservatives, I felt Election Day was the end of the United States of America. I am not convinced going forward that it isn’t, either. But on this day of giving thanks for what we do have, it would be a mistake not to be grateful for the things with which we have, in our good fortune, been blessed. There are things that we should and must be thankful for.

What are those things? What should we be thankful for? Well, certainly there are all manner of things we should be thankful for as individuals. Our loved ones, friends, perhaps our health and good fortunes. But, as a nation, there are many things to be thankful for, even if those things seem fleeting. Granted, there are many things other than what I list below that we should be thankful for. I have no intention of claiming this list is comprehensive.

So, first and foremost, as a nation we should be thankful for our founders’ vision of a nation created on the premise of self-government, freedom and liberty.

This one sticks in the left’s craw. They point to slavery and say that the existence of that “peculiar institution” invalidates the claim that the nation was built on freedom. They say that because women and the poor weren’t allowed to vote, well that proves that freedom and liberty was not an American founding principle.

To put it kindly, I am not thankful for the left’s poor education.

After all, one cannot judge using today’s standards the founder’s amazing deviation from the whole of human history up to that point, a history that saw the strong trampling the weak since men first started gathering together in groups.

Anyway, we should be thankful that the founders set the stage for the freedoms we enjoy today. Without their ideals, their plans, their debates, we would not have become the leader of the free world and the best nation on earth.

We should also be thankful for the many millions who immigrated to this country, those veritable masses of the world yearning to be free. Grateful for and, frankly, proud of those who have come here from elsewhere from before we were a country to today, peoples who came here to become Americans, accept our basic tenets, and partake of our freedoms while adding their genius to our culture.

We should be thankful for the robust debate we have almost always had in this country (the Alien and Sedition Act and the Gag Rule aside). Our freedom of political speech is one of the geniuses from our founders and we must be thankful for it.

We must all be thankful for our military. After all, in many other countries the military is a thing that the people fear. In many countries the military hangs like the Sword of Damocles over the heads of the people and the government alike, poised and ready to strike down upon the country whenever it feels things are not going to its advantage. In the U.S.A. we are thankful that our military has been there for our defense but otherwise observe both the rule of law and their subservience to civilian control.

Finally, for this article, we must be thankful that we, the people, have the power to guide this nation onward both politically and socially.

Oh, and chocolate cream pie. Well, it is Thanksgiving.

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  • Brucehenry

    No, Warner, “most conservatives” didn’t think the election was the end of the USA. Most WINGNUTS did.

    There’s a difference, I’m happy to say.

    • warnertoddhuston

      Asking you what Americans or conservatives think is like asking a cave man about an automobile. There is neither a frame of reference nor the capacity to understand.

      • Hugh_G

        But lie and dissemble he does not do, unlike you.

        • GarandFan

          As usual, The Chief Bullshitter can’t respond intelligently….. I’m surprised he didn’t also throw in RACIST!

          • Hugh_G

            If I thought he was I would. I haven’t seen any evidence of that.But I have seen more lies and dishonesty than I’ve ever seen from a conservative blogger. So I say it.

      • joeyangtree

        Perhaps this is true, Warner, but isn’t asking you what “the left” believes about freedom and liberty and America’s founding principles (and what sticks in its craw) also like asking a cave man about an automobile? What makes you a better judge of the generalized opinions of “the left” than Bruce is a judge of the opinions of “most conservatives”?

      • Brucehenry

        Well, I’m pretty sure at least 51% of Americans think differently than you do, Warner. If only there were some recent event to help me quantify that guess!

        And when I see an exodus of American conservatives fleeing to Costa Rica or Guyana or Somalia or somewhere because America has “ended,” I might reassess my view. But as of now, your claim that your opinion represents that of “most conservatives” still seems — how should I phrase this? — oh, yeah, “ridiculous.”

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G7YIUZMXOD5JGZZTCYMVA75KFU Shadow

      This redneck, racist, sexist, wingnut certainly believes it is the end of The United States. Not ashamed to admit it or claim those titles, bestowed on me by America hating, racist commies either.

      That said, I am thankful for all the Lord has given me. God blessed me with wonderful family, friends, and living in The South of the greatest country in world. Even if it is to end, I was blessed to be protected by American heroes, to enjoy freedom and the opportunity for prosperity while it lasted. I was blessed to have the intellect to realize the exceptional-ism of America and love it, unlike the idiots who hate it and voted for those who will destroy it.

      • Hugh_G

        Maybe you ought to move somewhere else. It’d do us all a favor.

        • Carl

          Ditto!

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G7YIUZMXOD5JGZZTCYMVA75KFU Shadow

          That move should be made by those who are not satisfied with freedom and opportunity. Those who wish to destroy the system that made America great do not deserve to steal from those who take that opportunity to prosper. “America, love it or leave it,” but do not think for one moment you are going to succeed on the backs of those who understand what you have done. “We shall overcome” is going to take on a whole new meaning after the dust clears and the takers are hungry and cold.

          • Hugh_G

            So who are “they” and who are “those”? You have a list of “they” and ‘”those”? Who is the “you” who isn’t “going to succeed” on the backs of “those”….? Who are “the takers”? Do you have a list?

            Jesus Henry and Matilda you sound like you’re writing a freaky movie. I think maybe you’ve watched too much of the teevee. Yikes.

        • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

          Take your own advice.

          • Hugh_G

            Well gee, I love America. I respect our president and our form of government. I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. And besides if I left I wouldn’t have you wingnuts to amuse me every day.

    • GarandFan

      No, it’s not gone entirely. But will take more work to set it right.
      All hail the FoodStamp President!

      • Hugh_G

        Stupid is as stupid says. Oh my what a nasty comment about our President. LOL.

        • 914

          That make’s you pretty damn stoopid!!

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            Spectacularly so.

  • 914

    I am thankful Obama is going to raise the debt ceiling another 10 trillion and hand out a pack of condoms with every new foodstamp client he creates between black Friday and groundhog day!

    Hugh and Bruce, be sure to get your’s..

    • Hugh_G

      Too old for first, shop at Whole Foods so don’t need second. But thanks for the thought.

  • ackwired

    I certainly agree that we should be thankful for these things (substitute my wife’s red hot apple pie for the chocolate cream). But I am unaware of anyone saying that liberty and freedom were not founding principles of this country. Can you cite any sources for these assertions?

  • LiberalNightmare

    I am thankful for the rocks I will throw at the Obama motorcade in Feb 2017

    • Carl

      I’m thankful the Secret Service investigates people like you.

      • 914

        I am thankful there is medication for psychotic fools like you.

  • Commander_Chico

    Thank God, we are free!!! FREEDOM!!

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