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Best Reads: Thanksgiving Reflection on the Puritans

Henry_lII Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 10:26 AM
Remember when the Republican controlled Congress promised to cut $100 billion from the budget after the election of 2010? What Was The [Admin:Expletive Deleted] Point? First they promised to cut $100 billion, then said what they really meant was that they'd hold out indefinitely for $60 billion, then they totally caved in to the Democrats, compromising on $38 billion, and in the end all we got was a lousy $352 million in cuts. What a gyp, shame on the spineless Republicans.

Among the myriad Thanksgiving-themed reads out there today, the best comes from Lori Borgman at OnTheCulture.com: "Thanksgiving is Spelled C-H-A-R-A-C-T-E-R." She reflects on the oft-maligned Pilgrims, and the spirit of gratefulness and courage that they exhibited when trying to settle in America. Here's an excerpt, but it's worth reading the whole thing, and considering that "Thanksgiving is a habit of the heart."

The Puritans, despite pummeling by untrue stereotypes, were a most remarkable group of people. The fortitude and resilience they displayed were heroic. They knew hardship both in the old world and in the new. The...