UPDATE -- November 26: From The Ayn Rand Institue and authored by Gary Hull: Thanksgiving: The Producer's Holiday.
Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, because this country was the first to create and to value material abundance. It is America that has been the beacon for anyone wanting to escape from poverty and misery. It is America that generated the unprecedented flood of goods that washed away centuries of privation. It is America, by establishing the precondition of production -- political freedom -- that was able to unleash the dynamic, productive energy of its citizens.
This should be a source of pride to every self-supporting individual.
Posted by Forkum at November 23, 2004 08:16 PM