Every year at Thanksgiving, the hate America crowd demonizes the holiday – they don’t like holidays. They want us all to believe that Thanksgiving was a time when the Pilgrims assassinated the kindly, innocent Indians and rejoiced over it with a big meal. The far left wants the “truth” to be taught.
They want us all to be as miserable as they are.
Teaching for Change, the Zinn Project, and Rethinking Schools are far left educators who rewrite history and then deliver their lesson plans, reading material, and parent training workshops to public schools. They devote their every waking moment to ruining history.
The Zinn Project has a website called the Good or Good News. There’s nothing Good about it.
They will tell you that the “idea of a thanksgiving feast” stems from “pagan customs of autumnal gorging”.
They don’t like the independence and self-sufficiency accentuated by the Pilgrims either. Good says “The American mythology of rugged individualism, self-reliance, and the pioneer spirit has traveled far and, like any good myth”…”the Pilgrim, the Pioneer, the Cowboy, and the Capitalist—all heroes of this folklore—share the same narrative: go west and go alone” – all a myth.
They prefer dependence on the State and a gloomy outlook. For them, the glass is always half empty.
While no one thinks we have an untainted history, the hate America crowd want you to believe there is nothing good about the United States. They’d like us all to give the country back to the small handfuls of Indians scattered about the country, except for the land they want us to give back to Mexico that is.
For those of you who think a domestic terrorist is only someone who wants to cut off your head or who wants to blow you up, you’re wrong.
It’s actually a Pilgrim. That’s what at least one brainwashed teacher in Texas is teaching.
No one can become a great American by being taught we are ignoble. We need to disavow the far left lies about our origins.
What follows are the stories that inspire and they are what the far left condemns.
Rush Limbaugh has a children’s book series called Rush Revere which features a time traveling horse. It details the true story of our history. It’s one we can teach our children instead of the hate-filled tomes put out by the left.
Read Rush’s Thanksgiving story below.
George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation.
“The story of the Pilgrims begins in the early part of the Seventeenth Century … The Church of England under King James I was persecuting anyone and everyone who did not recognize its absolute civil and spiritual authority. Those who challenged ecclesiastical authority and those who believed strongly in freedom of worship were hunted down, imprisoned, and sometimes executed for their beliefs. A group of separatists first fled to Holland and established a community.
“After eleven years, about forty of them agreed to make a perilous journey to the New World, where they would certainly face hardships, but could live and worship God according to the dictates of their own consciences. On August 1, 1620, the Mayflower set sail. It carried a total of 102 passengers,” and a talking horse. Well, I’m adding that in, a talking horse. (laughing) ” It carried a total of 102 passengers including forty Pilgrims led by William Bradford. On the journey, Bradford set up an agreement, a contract, that established just and equal laws for all members of the new community, irrespective of their religious beliefs. Where did the revolutionary ideas expressed in the Mayflower Compact come from? From the Bible. The Pilgrims were a people completely steeped in the lessons of the Old and New Testaments. They looked to the ancient Israelites for their example.
“And, because of the biblical precedents set forth in Scripture, they never doubted that their experiment would work. But this [voyage on the Mayflower] was no pleasure cruise, friends. The journey to the New World was a long and arduous one. And when the Pilgrims landed in New England in November, they found, according to Bradford’s detailed journal, a cold, barren, desolate wilderness. There were no friends to greet them, he wrote. There were no houses to shelter them. There were no inns where they could refresh themselves. And the sacrifice they had made for freedom was just beginning.” They stayed and lived on the Mayflower, some of them, for quite a while. “During the first winter, half the Pilgrims — including Bradford’s own wife — died of either starvation, sickness or exposure. When spring finally came,” it’s true, “Indians taught the settlers how to plant corn, fish for cod and skin beavers for coats.
“Life improved for the Pilgrims, but they did not yet prosper! This is important to understand because this is where modern American history lessons often end” in the teaching of Thanksgiving. Pilgrims poor, desolate, starving, homeless, new place, not knowing anything, Indians came along and saved ’em. That is where most kids’ story of Thanksgiving stops. But it really hadn’t even yet begun. “Thanksgiving is actually explained in some textbooks as a holiday for which the Pilgrims gave thanks to the Indians for saving their lives, rather than as a devout expression of gratitude grounded in the tradition of both the Old and New Testaments,” the Bible.
“Here is the part that has been omitted: The original contract the Pilgrims had entered into with their merchant-sponsors in London called for everything they produced to go into a common store, and each member of the community,” every pilgrim, “was entitled to one common share. All of the land they cleared and the houses they built belonged to the community as well. They were going to distribute” everything they owned and everything they built “equally. All of the land they cleared and the houses they built belonged to the community as well.
“Nobody owned anything. They just had a share in it. It was a commune, folks. It was the forerunner to the communes we saw in the ’60s and ’70s out in California — and it was complete with organic vegetables, by the way.” There’s no question they were organic vegetables in the fertilizer back then. Monsanto didn’t exist. There was no Archer Daniels Midland corrupting and polluting our food. There was no Van de Kamp’s or Heinz or any of that. There was no John Kerry. There was no Teresa Forbes Kerry, whatever, Heinz Kerry. It was just the Pilgrims and the land.
William “Bradford, who had become the new governor of the colony, recognized that this form of collectivism was as costly and destructive to the Pilgrims as that first harsh winter, which had taken so many lives. He decided to take bold action. Bradford assigned a plot of land to each family to work and manage,” and it was theirs. He assigned it, but they owned it, “thus turning loose the power of the marketplace. That’s right. Long before Karl Marx was even born, the Pilgrims had discovered and experimented with what could only be described as socialism. And what happened? It didn’t work!”
They nearly starved!
“It never has worked!” Do you know why it didn’t work? “What Bradford and his community found was that the most creative and industrious people had no incentive to work any harder than anyone else,” because everybody had an equal share, “unless they could utilize the power of personal motivation!” They were not going to be able to change anything. “But while most of the rest of the world has been experimenting with socialism for well over a hundred years — trying to refine it, perfect it, and re-invent it,” spend more money on it, “the Pilgrims decided early on to scrap it permanently.
“What Bradford wrote about this social experiment should be in every schoolchild’s history lesson. If it were, we might prevent much needless suffering in the future,” such as that we’re enduring now, trying the same thing over and over. This is Bradford. “‘The experience that we had in this common course and condition. The experience that we had in this common course and condition tried sundry years…that by taking away property, and bringing community into a common wealth, would make them happy and flourishing — as if they were wiser than God,’ Bradford wrote.
“‘For this community [so far as it was] was found to breed much confusion and discontent, and retard much employment that would have been to their benefit and comfort,” meaning, nobody worked any harder than they had to because they didn’t get to keep anything that they made. It all went into a common store. There was a bunch of laziness that set in, and some people didn’t do anything. They got an equal share of everything anyway, so why work? It’s human nature.
Bradford wrote, “For young men that were most able and fit for labor and service did repine that they should spend their time and strength to work for other men’s wives and children,'” without being paid for it, meaning they finally figured out: Why are we doing this? The ones who were working, the ones who were creative and industrious, while others were sitting around doing, asked: Why should we do this? It was “‘thought injustice.’ Why should you work for other people when you can’t work for yourself?” That’s what he was saying. “The Pilgrims found that people could not be expected to do their best work without incentive. So what did Bradford’s community try next? They unharnessed the power of good old free enterprise by invoking the undergirding capitalistic principle of private property.”
Bradford again. “Every family was assigned its own plot of land to work and permitted to market its own crops and products. And what was the result? ‘This had very good success,’ wrote Bradford, ‘for it made all hands industrious, so as much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been.'” It’s trickle down here, folks. The Pilgrims discovered it. It existed well before the 1980s. “Now, this is where it gets really good, folks, if you’re laboring under the misconception that I was, as I was taught in school. So they set up trading posts and exchanged goods with the Indians.” The Indians had saved their lives earlier, but now they had all of this bounty that their foray into capitalism had produced. “The profits allowed them to pay off their debts to the merchants in London.
“And the success and prosperity of the Plymouth settlement attracted more Europeans and began what came to be known as the ‘Great Puritan Migration.'” The word of prosperity spread back across the Atlantic Ocean. That’s how big it was. “But this story stops when the Indians taught the newly arrived suffering-in-socialism Pilgrims how to plant corn and fish for cod. That’s where the original Thanksgiving story stops, and the story basically doesn’t even begin there.
“The real story of Thanksgiving is William Bradford giving thanks to God for the guidance and the inspiration to set up a thriving colony. The bounty was shared with the Indians.” There was a thanks to the Indians. They had so much, they had the Indians over. They did sit down, and they did have free-range turkey and organic vegetables. But it was not the Indians that save the Pilgrims, and “it was not the Indians who saved the day. It was capitalism and Scripture which saved the day,” as acknowledged by George Washington in his first Thanksgiving Proclamation in 1789.
Folks, if you read — and I’ve got it here, I don’t think I’m gonna have time to get into it, but George Washington’s original Thanksgiving Proclamation will send any atheist running for the hills. It is thanks to God for the Constitution, for the inspiration for the Constitution. Thanks to God for the inspiration for the founding of the country. It’s why so many of us are so devoted to preserving this country as founded and not allowing it to become what the Pilgrims nearly died first establishing.
President Coolidge was descended from the Puritans. He kept the true history of Thanksgiving and the Pilgrims in his heart. He believed that Americans, a uniquely religious people had a special mission on earth and all were descended from these spiritual pioneers.
He was also a Governor of the state where they landed.
In one speech celebrating the tricentennial of their voyage, Coolidge said that the Pilgrims came “undecked with orders of nobility” and “oblivious to rank,” as “children [not] of fortune, but of tribulation.” Caring “little for titles, still less for the goods of the earth, ” they sought a new world, “sail[ing] up out of the infinite.” Out of their quest for “an avenue for the immortal soul” came America, “an empire magnificent beyond their dreams of Paradise.” We are the beneficiaries of that “little company,” which is now “known to all the earth.” “No like body ever cast so great an influence on human history,” he rightly said.
“Plymouth Rock does not mark a beginning or an end,” but “a revelation of that which is without beginning and without end — a purpose shining through eternity with a resplendent light, undimmed even by the imperfections of men.” The Pilgrims had helped birth the Declaration of Independence, America’s animating “spiritual document.” “Democracy is Christ’s government in church and state,” Coolidge fondly quoted Pilgrim-era theologian John Wise. The Pilgrims understood that “the ultimate sanction of the law rests on the righteous authority of the Almighty.”
Coolidge was brought up on the greatness of America, the greatness denied by the naysayers.
Have you heard of John Wise?
Ipswich.com has an interesting biography of John Wise, the man Coolidge so admired.
Some of the facts of this special man’s life follows.
When the crew of a ship from his parish were captured by pirates he beseeched the Lord on a Sabbath morning to give them speedy deliverance, and if no other way be possible, for the Lord to help them “rise up and butcher their enemies.” The next day the men arrived back home, having attacked and killed the pirates.
John Wise was of great muscular strength and had a reputation as a superior wrestler. John Chandler of Andover being undefeated, prevailed upon Mr. Wise to a match. The story is told that after reluctantly accepting the match, Wise quickly had the boastful antagonist on his back, picked him up and pitched him over the fence. Humiliated in defeat, Mr. Chandler asked Mr. Wise if he would mind throwing his horse over in like fashion.
Wise took a stand against witchcraft hysteria and stood by the doctor who wanted to inoculate for smallpox.
He believed in self-rule.
In his memoirs, John Wise wrote “The first human subject and original of civil power is the people…and when they are free, they may set up what species of government they please. The end of all good government is to cultivate humanity and promote the happiness of all, and the good of every man in all his rights, his life, liberty, estate, honor, etc., without injury or abuse done to any.”
Plymouth Rock is the traditional site of disembarkation of William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims who founded Plymouth Colony in 1620.
When plans were afoot to build a wharf at the Pilgrims’ landing site in 1741, a 94-year-old elder of the church named Thomas Faunce, then living 3 miles from the spot, declared that he knew the precise boulder on which the Mayflower pilgrims first stepped.
Faunce’s father had arrived at the colony aboard the Anne in 1623, more than 2 years after the Mayflower landing, and Elder Faunce himself had been born in 1647, but Faunce insisted that not only his father but several of the original Mayflower passengers had, when he was a youth, identified the precise rock to him. Faunce was brought in a chair to the shore, in the presence of most of the town, and he reportedly began weeping at what he was sure would be his last sight of the rock, which he identified.
There have been doubts hinted about the accuracy of Faunce’s identification, in view of his age and the dates of the landing and his birth, but there is no doubt that he grew up in Plymouth at a time when many of the original passengers were still there.
In 1835 Alexis De Tocqueville, a French author traveling throughout the United States, wrote about Plymouth Rock, he said:
“This Rock has become an object of veneration in the United States. I have seen bits of it carefully preserved in several towns in the Union. Does this sufficiently show that all human power and greatness is in the soul of man? Here is a stone which the feet of a few outcasts pressed for an instant; and the stone becomes famous; it is treasured by a great nation; its very dust is shared as a relic.”
Thanksgiving is an inspiring spiritual day. It’s a day to give thanks with our family and friends for all we have and for the gifts we have been given, including that of living in the greatest country in the world.
Unless you’re from the far left. Then it’s a day to remember how awful we are.